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- Law Student Externship - Immigration/Consumer Justice, NY, USA

Law Student Externship - Immigration/Consumer Justice
The Urban Justice Center


Location:
USA – New York, NY

Description – 

The Community Development Project seeks a law student extern to work on a new project focused on for-profit immigration bond companies. The extern will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with CDP’s Immigrants’ Rights and Consumer Justice teams to document the experiences of New York community members who have used bond company services and to explore advocacy opportunities to address misleading or abusive practices. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to immigrants’ rights advocacy and/or familiarity with the immigration detention and bond process are especially encouraged to apply.


Benefits/Compensation:
This is an unpaid position.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume along with a brief statement of interest indicating the number of weekly hours available to commit to this project to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include "Immigration/Consumer Externship" in the subject line. Preference given to applicants able to dedicate a minimum of 5-7 hours per week for the duration of the semester, and work can be completed remotely or at our office in Manhattan. 

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to respond to emails following up on previously-submitted applications. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified by email.

The Community Development Project is an equal opportunity employer. CDP encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve.


UJC Description:


 The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 11 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.


To Apply

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Posted on 28 October 2017
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