INTERNSHIPS

“As my first real introduction into immigration law, I can say with assurance that Las Americas was an insightful and educational experience. I am extremely grateful to have been able to work alongside, and learn from such great people and a wonderful organization.”

- Angel Salcido Padilla, LSPI Intern at Las Americas/ Economics Major at University of Texas at El Paso

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center offers meaningful and exciting internship opportunities for a broad range of skill sets. Each year, interns of various backgrounds gain invaluable, real-life work experience while providing critical contributions our organization.

All interns will assist with general administrative and clerical work for Las Americas, including filing, file organizing, photocopying, answering phones, shipping and mailing, coordinating meetings, drafting routine correspondence, case data entry, and covering the front desk. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend and observe court hearings, presentations, and events.

To Apply: please fill out our volunteer application and submit it along with a cover letter and resume to volunteersinfo@las-americas.org with the internship of interest as the subject line.

internship areas

  • Data Analysis - assisting in case management system maintenance; conducting monthly reports on cases; interpreting raw data for organization statistics; creating statistical reports; and supporting the Executive Director.

  • Legal (Crime Victims Program) - assisting with client data entry; assisting with VAWA, U-Visa, and T-Visa applications to USCIS; conducting legal research; assisting with legal document translation; assisting with client correspondence; and supporting the CVP Director.

  • Legal (Detained) - assisting with client data entry; conducting intakes at the detention center; assisting with credible fear interview preparation; conducting legal research; assisting with legal document translation; assisting with client correspondence; and supporting the Detained Team.

  • Legal (Non-Detained) - assisting with client data entry; assisting with court submissions; assisting with immigration applications to USCIS; conducting legal research; assisting with legal document translation; assisting with client correspondence; and supporting the Non-Detained Team.

  • Non-Profit Development - assisting in event organization; conducting grant research; updating the grant tracker; assisting in donor correspondence; preparing mailings to donors; and supporting the Executive Director.

  • Public Relations - developing and executing PR campaigns; developing and executing a monthly newsletter; conducting non-profit industry research; managing social media activity on a daily basis; assisting with content for all social media platforms; and supporting the Executive Director.

 

law students

Each summer, Las Americas offers law students from across the country the opportunity to work at the vanguard of immigration legal challenges. Our internships and clerkships include work with both the Detained and Non-Detained teams.

We require that our Law Interns and Clerks commit to the organization for a minimum of 10 weeks. This helps us ensure our interns receive a well-rounded experience, working through multiple steps of the immigration process.

Law students will receive one-on-one supervision of their legal work by attorneys and accredited representatives on our staff. As 2 or 3Ls, students will also have the opportunity to represent clients before immigration court.

Internship Areas

  • Crime Victims Program - aiding clients eligible for VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa, and related cancellation of removal cases before USCIS and Immigration Court.

  • Detained Deportation Defense - aiding clients detained in the three regional detention facilities with bond and asylum cases before Immigration Court.

  • Non-Detained Deportation Defense - aiding clients in removal proceedings, including work with clients in the Remain in Mexico program.

To Apply: please fill out our volunteer application and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to volunteersinfo@las-americas.org with the internship/clerkship of interest as the subject line.

For more information, email volunteersinfo@las-americas.org or call (915) 544-5126.