Law Student Intern

Free Migration Project is looking for a term-time law student intern for spring 2022 to help us challenge the immigration system on the personal and systemic levels, working in collaboration with lawyers, immigrant organizers, and grassroots groups. The intern will assist with current client deportation defense cases, including legal research and writing, client interviews, and possible attendance in court; provide campaign support, including engaging with community organizers and elected officials; and assist with public education and outreach to promote open migration policies. This position is unpaid and we encourage students to seek funding through scholarships or federal work study in your institution. We anticipate this internship to last 10-12 weeks, from January to April/May (with some flexibility around dates). Some background in immigration law or advocacy is preferred, as is Spanish fluency. The position may be partially or fully remote depending on COVID-19 safety considerations. Please email the following items to david.bennion@freemigrate.org by January 7, 2022:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
Free Migration Project is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that represents immigrant clients, advocates for fair and open immigration laws, provides legal support and training to organizers and attorneys, and engages in impact litigation. Free Migration Project promotes migration as a basic human right. Free Migration Project’s work over the past year includes supporting the Shut Down Berks campaign to end detention of immigrant families in Pennsylvania, fighting egregious civil fines levied by ICE against immigrant rights leaders living in Sanctuary churches, co-organizing the fourth annual Open Borders Conference, and representing families in sanctuary churches in Philadelphia.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

FMP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly-trained staff. Women, people of color, Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+ folks, migrants, people with disabilities, previously-incarcerated, and other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.