The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
*All Summer 2015 Intern Positions are currently full, please check back for Fall 2015 Intern opportunities!
About the Florence Project
The Florence Project is a nonprofit legal service organization that provides free legal services to men, women and children detained in Arizona by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through
public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people facing
deportation charges. As a result, many people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally.
The Florence Project is known for its delivery of unique legal services. Interns will work directly with detained adults or unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings. They will work directly with clients, conduct intake interviews, assist with applications for relief, and draft legal filings for use in Immigration Court and at the Board of Immigration Appeals. Law student interns for two or more seasons may also have the opportunity to represent individuals in hearings before an Immigration Judge under the supervision of a staff attorney. We encourage applicants to review our programs and visit our website at www.firrp.org.
The Florence Project seeks volunteer law clerks based out of our Florence office to work with our Florence and Eloy programs and for our Phoenix office to work with unaccompanied immigrant children. We are seeking law students who have a demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law and who enjoy working in a collaborative, high volume work environment. Applicants must be able to work independently and tolerate significant responsibility. Fluency in Spanish is necessary. Prior advocacy or academic experience in immigration law, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and experience working with people from different cultures are also helpful. First year students are welcome to apply. Our volunteer internship positions are unpaid.
Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com. Applicants will be interviewed by telephone and positions will be filled on a rolling basis. The Florence Project recognizes the value of diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBT individuals, persons with disabilities and members of under-represented or disadvantaged communities to apply.