The Denver office is also building a legal services program to provide pro bono legal representation to survivors of torture, as well as direct legal services for family-based immigration. With oversight from the Immigration Program Director, the Immigration Legal Intern will work on a range of direct immigration services, support pro bono representatives, and assist in creation of training and policy initiatives.
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week
Research and prepare legal memos and materials for asylum applications, as well as other forms of immigration relief, for survivors of torture. Directly assist in the preparation of asylum applications and representation of asylum seekers
Facilitate the development and maintenance of IRC’s training materials for pro bono representatives.
With oversight from the Legal Program Director, prepare and file family or protection-based immigration petitions and applications.
Assist with the development of community outreach strategies as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Law student or 2020 law graduate.
Strong interest and experience working in immigration and refugee issues.
Very strong written communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise, accessible way.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage time effectively.
Learning Objective: The Immigration Legal Intern will gain professional experience providing technical assistance and programmatic support to the Denver IRC legal program. The intern will deepen understanding of immigration law and policy, particularly as it pertains to refugees and asylees in the US. Additionally, the intern will gain practical experience working in a fast-paced environment for a large NGO in a challenging policy environment for refugees and immigrants.
1873 S. Bellaire St., 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222, US
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in the U.S. and around the world to help people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster as they survive, recover and regain control of their future. We are one of the nine national resettlement agencies that partner with the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide services to refugees approved for resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Denver and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.