Law Student Summer Intern

Free Migration Project is looking for a law student intern for summer 2024 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 immigrant rights campaign support, including engaging with community organizers and elected officials; and assist with public education and outreach to promote open migration policies.

While this position is unpaid, we work with students as needed to identify funding through scholarships, work study funds, or other sources to make the position sustainable. We anticipate this internship will last 10-12 weeks during the summer with flexibility around dates. Some background in immigration law or advocacy is preferred, as is Spanish fluency. We have flexibility around in-person and remote work arrangements.

Please email the following items to [email protected]:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter or brief explanation of why you are interested in the position

Free Migration Project is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that represents immigrant clients, advocates for fair and open immigration laws, and educates the public about the benefits of open migration. Free Migration Project promotes migration as a basic human right. In 2023, Free Migration Project was part coalitions that closed the Berks family prison and supported the first law in the country to regulate medical deportation–involuntary repatriation of patients by hospitals.

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.