The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program at Harvard Law School (“HIRCP”) is now accepting applications for its 2024 Summer Internship Program.
HIRCP, in partnership with Greater Boston Legal Services, is one of the oldest immigrants’ rights clinical programs in the country. HIRCP represents clients seeking immigration protection in administrative tribunals, pursues impact litigation seeking to advance immigrants’ rights, and engages with community-based organizations on policy advocacy strategies.
HIRCP is seeking to hire both law student interns and undergraduate interns who are interested in working with HIRCP faculty and staff on cases and projects. Interns are expected to commit to at least 10 weeks and the internship program will run between the end of April 2024 to the end of August 2024.
Law student interns should indicate on their application whether they are interested in working with HIRCP’s Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic or HIRCP’s Crimmigration Clinic. The Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic primarily represents clients seeking different forms of humanitarian protection in the United States and the Crimmigration Clinic primarily works on issues concerning the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. Law student interns placed in either clinic can expect to work on a range cases and projects, including direct representation, appellate litigation, district court litigation, and policy advocacy.
Undergraduate interns will work with HIRCP’s faculty and staff on administrative tasks, country conditions research for cases involving humanitarian protection, resource research and direct support for clients in collaboration with the social work team, social media for the two clinics, and interpreting for clients and translating documents when appropriate. Both law and undergraduate interns should indicate on their application whether they speak any languages other than English and their fluency level.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, writing sample, and contact information for two references to Anna Weick at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applying is January 30, 2024. Early applications are encouraged as offers will be made on a rolling basis. Interns are encouraged to seek additional funding from their home school.
EEO Statement: The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program of Harvard Law School is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by the law.