Law Student Externship – Immigration/Consumer Justice (PT)

TakeRoot Justice seeks a law student extern to work on a new project focused on for-profit immigration bond companies. The extern will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with TakeRoot’s Immigrants’ Rights and Consumer Justice teams to document the experiences of New York community members who have used bond company services and to explore advocacy opportunities to address misleading or abusive practices.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Current law students with a demonstrated commitment to immigrants’ rights advocacy and/or familiarity with the immigration detention and bond process are especially encouraged to apply.

Benefits/Compensation

This position is unpaid.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a resume along with a brief statement of interest indicating the number of weekly hours available to commit to this project to jobs@takerootjustice.org. Please include “Immigration/Consumer Externship” in the subject line. Preference given to applicants able to dedicate a minimum of 5-7 hours per week for the duration of the semester, and work can be completed remotely or at our office in Manhattan.

TakeRoot Justice is an equal opportunity employer. TakeRoot encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve.