Project Citizenship Legal Internship Position

Project Citizenship seeks an outgoing and enthusiastic legal intern interested in helping legal permanent residents to apply for U.S. citizenship.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Complete screening phone intakes to assess eligibility and potential legal issues for naturalization applicants.
    • Assist in the completion and filing of numerous USCIS applications, including N-400, N-648, I-912, N-600, and
    FOIA requests.
  • Thoroughly review completed applications for quality and accuracy prior to mailing.
  • Represent disabled and other clients with unique needs during naturalization interviews before USCIS, under
    the supervision of an attorney.
  • Review and analyze immigration, criminal, tax, marriage, and other records to determine client eligibility to
    apply for naturalization or a certificate of citizenship.
  • Develop and help deliver training materials for partner organizations, volunteers, and pro bono attorneys.
  • Help organize, implement, and manage virtual group processing naturalization workshops.
  • Attend in-house and outside trainings to foster professional growth and development.
  • Conduct outreach to immigrant communities and organizations around the state and region, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Interest or experience in immigration law.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated independence, self-direction, and ability to take initiative.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information of two references to Erin Fricker, efricker@projectcitizenship.org. Please also specify your preferred start and end dates, weekly availability, and time commitment.

About Project Citizenship:

Project Citizenship is a nonprofit organization that helps legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens. Project Citizenship works to remove obstacles to citizenship by offering free citizenship workshops. Project Citizenship also partners with community-based and immigrant-serving organizations to ensure that all eligible applicants can access naturalization services, as well as ESOL classes and civics instruction. This is an unpaid internship; Project Citizenship will assist with any efforts to obtain a public interest grant.

www.projectcitizenship.org