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Student Intern Program

The Center accepts undergraduate and graduate fellows, interns, and law students who receive academic credit or arrange for their own funding. 

To apply please forward a cover letter covering the following items:

(1) your proposed start and end dates and how many hours per week you will work,

(2) whether you intend to get academic credit and/or outside funding,

(3) if you plan to get academic credit state how many units, the name of the program allowing you to do an off-campus internship or fellowship, contact information for the university professor who you will report to, and any guidelines set up by your school's program,

(4) if you expect to receive outside funding, explain the source and any guidelines of the funding source,

(5) what languages you speak and write, and

(6) areas of work you would like to focus on and what you hope to accomplish during the proposed internship.

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and writing sample in a pdf format or MS-Word to and We cannot open files sent in Word Perfect. If you have any questions, please include them in your email message. Alternatively, you may mail your application materials to the Center. Include any questions in your cover letter.

We can make decisions on fellowship/internship applications within two to four weeks of receipt. If we need additional information, we will communicate with you after reviewing your application materials. Thank you.


Our Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Immigrant Children Pro Bono Project: Represent abused, abandoned, and neglected undocumented children in Guardianship and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings.

Immigrant Children Website: Help design, update, and conduct research for the Unaccompanied Minors website.

Women and Children Victims of Domestic Violence: Interview potential clients, assist attorneys with preparation of immigration applications, assist staff with preparation of training materials.

Casa Libre: The Center also operates a homeless youth shelter, Casa Libre, that primarily serves immigrant abused, abandoned, and neglected teenagers.  The Center is looking for Spanish speaking volunteers interested in working with the residents of Casa Libre.

Administrative Support: Assist attorneys with court filings and case management.

We also have many other projects that we can use assistance with. Please e-mail your Cover Letter, Resume and a List of three References to Peter Schey and Karena Heredia at:

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