Jobs and Internships


We are always looking for volunteers to collaborate on our legal and education projects. We currently have an opening for a legal intern. Please send any inquiries to michele@unlocal.org.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

WE'RE HIRING A SUPERVISING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

SUPERVISING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

UnLocal, Inc. is a small, grassroots non-profit organization providing direct immigration legal services and immigration-related education to immigrant communities and our partner community-based organizations in and around New York City.

We are recruiting a bilingual Spanish-speaking Supervising Immigration Attorney to join our team in a multi-faceted role. In the position, the attorney will: 1. Provide direct representation; 2. Supervise UnLocal staff; 3. Perform Executive Director duties on a temporary basis while Executive Director is on leave; 4. Help administer grants and engage in other fundraising efforts.

This is a very unique opportunity for a dedicated, creative and passionate individual who thrives in a challenging and collaborative work environment. We are looking for someone who can take on a leadership role at UnLocal, Inc. and will be a good fit in terms of experience, vision and quality of work.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual legal representation and advocacy in immigration matters, including SIJS, Asylum, and deportation defense;
  • Supervise UnLocal attorneys, BIA accredited representatives, and legal fellows, and provide overall supervision of legal interns and volunteers;
  • Perform Executive Director duties, including attending board meetings, meeting with funders and performing an HR function while Executive Director is on temporary leave (would no longer perform these duties when ED returns);
  • Present on immigration topics in a wide-variety of settings, including public schools, community-based organizations, religious institutions, etc.;
  • Document and report service delivery, administer client surveys, and implement recommendations to ensure compliance with funding requirements;
  • Assist in directing UnLocal’s growth and programming during the new administration;
  • Assist with building internal policies as UnLocal grows.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • D. Degree and admission to New York State Bar;
  • Four+ years of relevant immigration law experience, including SIJS, Asylum, and deportation defense;
  • Fluency in Spanish is REQUIRED (other languages are a plus);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, manage multiple tasks and problem solve;
  • Experience in public speaking and/or teaching;
  • Passion for addressing the legal needs of undocumented individuals;
  • Desire to assist in UnLocal’s growth.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary is DOE and benefits including health, dental, vision, commuter and other benefits.
  • Our office is situated in a thriving, shared space with opportunity for collaboration and professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for this position and believe you would be a good fit, please send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references in one pdf to Michele Lampach, UnLocal’s Executive Director to michele@unlocal.org with “Supervising Immigration Attorney Application” in the subject line.  No phone calls please. Application Deadline is rolling and we are looking to fill the position by March 15, 2017. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

UnLocal is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as such, all qualified applicants will receive consideration. UnLocal, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of under-represented communities.


POST GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

BACKGROUND ON UnLOCAL, Inc.

UnLocal, Inc. is a vibrant, grassroots 501(c)(3) organization providing direct immigration legal services and related education to immigrant communities and our partner community-based organizations in and around New York City.

FALL 2017 SPONSORSHIP

UnLocal, Inc. staff provides immigration representation and legal education and presentations on immigration law and related topics at workplaces, schools, community-based organizations, places of worship, etc. through the five boroughs of New York City. UnLocal, Inc. is looking to sponsor someone for one of the public interest fellowships, including Skadden and Equal Justice Works beginning in the Fall of 2017. We would like to collaboratively build a project proposal with a prospective fellow

This is a very unique opportunity for a dedicated, creative and passionate individual who thrives in a challenging and collaborative work environment and who has an interest in organizing. We are looking for someone who is interested in community-based lawyering and who will be a good fit in terms of experience, vision and quality of work. UnLocal, Inc. offers new lawyers a unique opportunity to advocate for social justice, develop outstanding legal skills, and devise ways to increase capacity in the non-profit and private sectors.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual legal representation, consultations and advocacy in immigration matters, including SIJS, Asylum, Adjustment of Status Applications, DACA/DAPA (if available), post-deportation relief, general remove defense, etc. in both administrative and court proceedings;
  • Litigate and/or assist in referring to legal resources for workplace justice issues;
  • Assist with holistic advocacy by assessing the additional needs of our clients and connecting them with support in areas including education, health care, housing, etc.;
  • Present on immigration topics in a wide-variety of settings, including public schools, community-based organizations, religious institutions, etc.;
  • Document and report service delivery, administer client surveys, and implement recommendations to ensure compliance with funding requirements;

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • D. Degree and or expected by spring 2017;
  • Deep commitment to social justice lawyering and expanding access to immigration legal services;
  • At least some coursework and/or relevant immigration law experience, including but not limited to SIJS, Asylum, deportation defense and family law experience;
  • Fluency in Spanish is REQUIRED (other languages are a plus);
  • Ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, manage multiple tasks and problem solve;
  • Experience in public speaking and/or teaching;
  • Passion for addressing the legal needs of undocumented individuals;
  • Desire to assist in our organization’s growth.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary will be dependent upon which Fellowship is secured;
  • UnLocal, Inc. will provide comprehensive health benefits, costs for membership to bar and other professional affiliations, and access to professional development training.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for this position and believe you would be a good fit, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of two references in one pdf to Michele Lampach, UnLocal’s Executive Director to michele@unlocal.org with “Fellowship” in the subject line. No phone calls please. The application is rolling with a deadline of July 31, 2016 at 5pm.

 

UnLocal is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of under-represented and/or disadvantaged communities.


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UnLocal, Inc.is a non-profit organization that provides free immigration legal services and education to the undocumented immigrant community. We are looking to hire a Social Media Intern who will can take charge of developing a Social Media plan, implementing it to widen our reach and influence as well as cultivate our public image.

To succeed in the role, the candidate must be self-motivated, creative, ambitious, organized, and have strong time management skills and a sense of urgency for critical deadlines. We are looking for a candidate who has the ability to work independently and as a member of our team. We strive to provide a collaborative environment where each member of the team is encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, execution and culture.

 

Job Type: Internship

 

Requirements

  • Have an interest or experience in immigration-related work. Must be informed on current events and topics related to immigration
  • Experienced in using Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Spanish
  • Interested in expanding knowledge and use of social media in marketing
  • Committed to growing our social media following to aid in our organization’s success

 

Responsibilities

  • Pitch ideas and create native content for Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat.
  • Pull and analyze reports on campaign and channel performance.
  • Structure and run A/B tests.
  • Attend monthly sporadic evening and weekend events

 

Interns will receive a small monthly stipend.

 

If you’re interested, please send a resume, cover letter, and sample piece of writing with the subject line: Internship Application 2016 — [Last name] to Tania Mattos at Tania@unlocal.org