Below are current job and internship postings for the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP).
Summer 2020 Legal Internships
The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) is currently accepting applications for the following Summer 2020 legal internships.
Internship Description: Legal Assistance for Asylum Seekers
ASAP manages 3 unique private online communities connecting over 4,000 asylum seekers in deportation proceedings, including asylum seekers currently affected by the border crisis and who have been subject to family separation. In the communities, asylum seekers ask questions of expert attorneys, receive updates about changes in immigration enforcement, and share stories and strategies. And as part of our support to community members who have not yet found attorneys, ASAP offers remote pro se assistance on key filings such as applications for asylum and work authorization.
This legal intern will work directly with asylum seekers in ASAP’s online communities to complete and file a variety of forms, motions, and applications under attorney supervision. Interns may also help with other creative projects as needed, related to growing the online communities, creating educational resources, and improving services for community members.
Internship Description: Litigation and Policy for Asylum Seekers
ASAP works to end the wrongful detention and deportation of asylum seekers through systemic reform, including federal litigation and advocacy. Currently, ASAP is focused on providing families who were separated at the border with a platform to hold the government accountable for abuses in detention and beyond. As part of this work, we create templates and guides for other attorneys to take on similar cases. Additionally, ASAP engages in administrative and legislative advocacy.
This legal intern will provide research support for federal court litigation, and prepare administrative filings. Interns may also work directly with plaintiffs and/or potential plaintiffs for monetary damages lawsuits to help to prepare filings at both the administrative stage and federal court.
Requirements for All Internship Positions
Legal interns must be currently enrolled in law school and pursuing a U.S. law degree. Please note that Spanish proficiency is required for any internship position with ASAP; interns must be capable of working with an individual in Spanish without an interpreter.
Applicants are welcome to work from ASAP offices in New York or Chicago, or remotely from other locations. ASAP will ensure that all interns receive school credit or compensation for their internships.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the position they are applying to in the subject line. Applicants should also fill this short survey.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
ASAP is an equal opportunity employer. ASAP is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women, and all qualified persons to apply.