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2534 Judah StreetSan Francisco, CA 94122


Job Summary

The Legal Intern position is available to law students and recent law school graduates who want to gain "real-world" immigration law experience. The Legal Intern is responsible for the completion of immigration-related forms, and other tasks as assigned. The Legal Intern is expected to maintain agency standards at all times and should be prepared to fulfill a wide-range of agency goals in a challenging but satisfying work environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Tracks the progress of individual cases and prepares case documents for filings, interviews, and hearings.
  • Contacts USCIS Services Centers and District offices to follow up on the status of cases.
  • Assists Émigré Department Representative with the preparation of medical waiver applications.
  • Prepares letters, memos and other material for JFCS Émigré Department Representative.
  • Responds to client inquiries and proactively informs clients regarding the current status of their cases - including, for example, the need for any additional documents or information under Representative’s direction.
  • Other tasks as required.


  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Enrolled in or has completed an ABA/CBA accredited law school.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues regarding émigré resettlement and cross-cultural communications required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize varied tasks in order to handle multiple responsibilities.
  • Fluency in Russian is preferred.

Description of JFCS’s Émigré Department


  • Legal (General)
  • Immigration Law
  • Russian

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 to 25 hours a week
  • Commitment of at least 4 months

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