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.


  • 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, 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.