University of Texas School of Law - Immigration Clinic, Undergrad Intern, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7670
Thu, November 21, 2013
We are recruiting undergraduate students for an intern position with the Immigration Clinic at the School of Law.
This is an unpaid internship sponsored through the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice (http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/humanrights/). The commitment for the intern involves 10 hours per week of work in the Immigration Clinic. Hours are divided to support the various aspects of the Clinic’s work.
The Immigration Clinic provides crucial representation to vulnerable low-income immigrants. The cases handled by the Clinic are diverse and illustrate the breadth of immigration practice. The Clinic has handled cases for clients from, among other countries, Colombia, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guinea, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. The Clinic's cases range from asylum claims based on political persecution or religious, ethnic or gender-based violence to claims of United States citizenship by individuals born abroad to U.S. citizen parents whose status has not been recognized by immigration authorities. An important component of the Clinic's caseload involves work at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in nearby Taylor, Texas. The controversial facility previously held families and now holds women immigrants. For more information, see the clinic website (http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/clinics/immigration/).
This internship would be an ideal position for students interested in applying to law school and/or working in the fields of immigration and human rights.
Details for the internship position follow:
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Command of the Spanish language, demonstrated organizational skills, demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and professional demeanor, as well as experience with internet research, printers, Microsoft Word. A strong preference will be given to students taking pre-law courses or planning to pursue a career in law.
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: To provide support to Immigration Clinic faculty and students through case work, research, translation and interpreting (English-Spanish). Assist with other projects and tasks directly related to clinic work as assigned.
The intern should be ready to start this position no later than January 2014.
Application Deadline 11/21. See BTT Gateway Job ID 7670