Externships listings

Externship Category: Immigration Law

Externship SitePractice AreaDetails
Department of Homeland Security

SITE DESCRIPTION

Students will work in the office of ICE, under the supervision of the Chief Counsel and staff attorneys. This federal agency is responsible for work involving both administrative and judicial proceedings. Students will work with several attorneys during the course of the semester to provide a broad exposure to the variety of tasks that an agency attorney performs. Externs will be responsible for preparing and reviewing cases for hearings before an immigration judge, assisting with investigations, preparing all types of cases, taking appeals, reviewing proposed administrative decisions and researching in preparation and support of writing appellate briefs and memoranda to the Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington, D.C. Where permissible, third-year students may present selected cases under the supervision of a staff attorney.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences: 

  • Successful completion of Immigration Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A writing sample is required at the time of application.
  • ICE rules required that students be United States citizens.
  • Students must be fingerprinted and submit to a background check. Becuase of this agency's lengthy background check process, this is a fall semester externship ony.

 

Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN)

SITE DESCRIPTION

GAIN provides pro bono services through volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students to represent immigrant asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, domestic violence and other crimes. GAIN’s staff screen, refer, train, support, and supervise the pro bono attorneys as they represent these cases.

The extern will be expected to assist with screenings, consultations and interviews of our cases and then provide a summary of the case to the volunteer attorneys. The extern will also work closely and assist our volunteer lawyers in providing research of relevant law, country conditions and gathering of supporting documents for these cases. The extern will also have the opportunity to attend meetings between the client and volunteer attorney and observe and assist the volunteer attorneys with their case. The extern will be supervised by GAIN’s staff attorneys in all their duties.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences: Immigration Law

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Project South

SITE DESCRIPTION

Project South will draft legal memoranda, open records requests, Freedom of Information Act requests, demand letters, fact sheets, and human rights reports; help with devising and carrying out Know Your Rights presentations (targeting communities of color, Muslims, and immigrants); and visit imprisoned individuals in Georgia immigration detention centers and prisons to help document the conditions.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites: None

Preferences: Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A brief letter describing the nature of your interest must be submitted with your resume.