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Applications due October 11, 2019.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to develop research, writing, and analytical skills. The successful applicant will also gain substantive knowledge of immigration law. Assignments, which will vary depending on the Court’s docket, will generally include:

  • In-depth research and analysis of novel legal issues;
  • Drafting of decisions taken under advisement; and
  • Review of the Record of Proceedings.

The intern will work directly under the supervision of the Attorney Advisor hired through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

  • Strong research and writing skills are required.
  • Interest in immigration law required.
  • Background check will be performed
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Prior knowledge of immigration law is helpful, but not necessary.
  • U.S. Residency Required
  • Unpaid internship.

Send cover letter, resume, transcript, three references and writing sample of no more than 10 pages to Maria.Hwang@USDOJ.Gov.

Please be advised that a background check and clearance is required to intern with the Court.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Close date of October 11, 2019.

U.S. Immigration Court-Boston
JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street, Room 320
Boston, Massachusetts 02203

If selected by the Immigration Court, HLS interns must then submit an independent clinical application to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs – students will receive 4 clinical credits and are expected to work at least 16 hours per week. Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Liz Solar at