It is the mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws. The jurisdiction of the United States Immigration Courts includes all matters brought before the Court by the Department of Homeland Security. The immigration judges preside over formal immigration hearings to determine whether aliens are deportable, excludable, or removable from the United States. Immigration judges have jurisdiction to consider applications for various forms of discretionary and mandatory relief, including various waivers, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.
The internship is unpaid, and may be part-time or full-time, based on our anticipated workload. The position will entail in-depth research and analysis of legal issues, as well as the preparation of legal memoranda and the drafting of decisions that will be taken under advisement by an immigration judge. Interns can expect to complete assignments that may later be used as writing samples. In addition, interns will be able to observe all types of matters brought before the Court. Although the internship is unpaid, academic credit may be obtained with the permission of the intern's law school. For paid internships and post law school employment, please visit www.usdoj.gov/oarm.
The position requires that applicants be United States citizens and have resided in the United States for three of the last five years. Selected candidates must pass a background security check conducted by the Department of Justice. Law students who have had an internship with any component of the Department of Justice within the twelve months immediately preceding the start of the internship are ineligible.
Volunteer intern positions are available at two Immigration Courts in San Diego, California: (1) the San Diego Immigration Court, located in downtown San Diego, and (2) the East Mesa Immigration Court, located in a detention facility near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, thirty minutes from downtown San Diego.
The position requires that applicants be United States citizens and have resided in the United States for three of the last five years. Selected candidates must pass a background security check conducted by the Department of Justice. Law students who have had an internship with any component of the Department of Justice within the twelve months immediately preceding the start of the internship are ineligible. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in immigration law, along with strong research and writing skills.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, current law school transcript, and legal writing sample 5-10 pages in length via email to Xheni Llaguri at email@example.com. It is best to send all documents in .PDF format. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before and after the application deadline. To be considered for a summer internship, please submit your application materials by February 23, 2018.