Community Education Program for Released Youth INTERN


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1530 James M Wood BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90015


Esperanza is a non-profit law firm that educates and represents immigrants in deportation proceedings at the Los Angeles Immigration Court. Our Community Education Program for Released Youth provides group orientations for custodians of unaccompanied minors at the Los Angeles Immigration Court and in our office. Through the orientation, Esperanza’s staff explains to custodians the responsibilities, immigration court process, as well as well as legal defenses to deportation. This program also provides follow-up services to unaccompanied minors in the form of legal screenings, referrals, and detailed workshops on specific areas of law. These services are particularly important because children in removal proceedings receive no assistance from the federal government for their legal representation. Most minors are often left to navigate the complex and harsh immigration system on their own.

All of Esperanza’s interns will begin by doing basic administrative tasks. After 2-3 weeks, they will begin doing more program specific tasks. Interns will have specific tasks consisting of assisting with legal intakes (interviews), dealing with initial client inquiries, and conducting client follow up. Other tasks include assisting clients with Change of Address/Venue forms, referring clients to other legal and social service providers, and providing administrative support to staff. Spanish speakers are preferred.

Schedule: Monday to Wednesday is preferred, but also need help the rest of the week.

To apply send resume and cover letter to Ingrid Salazar at


  • Legal (General)
  • Immigration Law
  • Spanish
  • Paralegal
  • Administrative Support

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Flexible

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