Immigrant Rights Initiative Internship
The Immigrant Rights Initiative seeks to increase the Lawyers’
Committee’s work on behalf of immigrant populations via impact
litigation, public education, and policy advocacy. The centerpiece of
this initiative features collaboration with the Employment
Discrimination Project to develop the Delmarva Migrant Justice program.
The goal of the Delmarva Migrant Justice Program is to improve the
working conditions of farmworkers and low-wage workers on the eastern
shores of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
The Immigrant Rights Initiative welcomes applications from law students
interested in civil rights and immigrants’ rights to participate in
our summer internship program.
Intern activities will vary, but some examples of possible assignments
are as follows:
* Worker outreach
* Legal intake
* Legal research and writing
* Assist in preparing and conducting know-your-rights presentations
for low-wage and migrant workers on the Eastern Shore
* Track federal and/or state legislation relating to workers’ rights
or immigrants’ rights
Interns must work a minimum of 37.5 hours a week for at least 8 weeks
during the summer. Some travel to the Eastern Shore on evenings and
weekends will be required.
At a minimum, all applicants should possess:
* Strong research and writing abilities
* Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights
* Spanish language skills (feel comfortable making presentations and
conducting interviews in Spanish)
Contact Erandi Zamora, George N. Lindsay Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, for more information: