Jobs and Internships


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

IMMIGRATION LAW INTERN SUMMER 2018

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

We are recruiting for an Immigration Law Intern to join our team for a Summer 2018 internship to work on a variety of immigration cases on our immigrant youth docket and our general deportation defense docket. We are looking for someone who is dedicated, creative, and passionate about learning immigration law.

The position will begin late May/early June 2018, upon mutual agreement. This is a 10-week internship. It is unpaid but we are happy to support applying to and documentary requirements for summer fellowships, work-study or school credit.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with clients and witnesses to prepare and build evidentiary records;
  • Research and write briefs and legal memoranda to support immigration cases;
  • Assistance with client intake, screening, and the development of case strategy;
  • Preparation of immigration and family court materials;
  • Filing of court documents;
  • Building of organizational tools to track national and local adjudication trends;
  • Opportunity to make limited appearances in Immigration Court.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Rising 3rd year law student or recent graduates (we will recruit rising 2nd year students after the Fall semester);
  • Excellent ability in legal research/writing;
  • Fluency/professional working proficiency in Spanish is highly preferred (fluency/professional working proficiency in other languages in addition to, or aside from, Spanish is a plus);
  • Ideally, some knowledge of U.S. immigration law (although not a requirement);
  • Interest and sensitivity in working with youth, survivors of violence and other vulnerable populations;
  • Detail oriented, hard-working, empathetic, committed to social justice lawyering.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and a list of two references to michele@unlocal.org with Summer 2018 Intern Application in the subject line. Please, no phone calls. We will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2017 with a deadline of November 1, 2017 but we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. UnLocal, Inc. values workplace diversity and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, veterans and members of under-represented or disadvantaged communities.

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

UnLocal, Inc. is a small, grassroots, non-profit organization that provides 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 Staff Immigration Attorney to join our team in a multi-faceted role.

This is a very unique opportunity for a dedicated, creative and passionate individual who thrives in a challenging and collaborative work environment. This position involves working closely with UnLocal’s community-based partners.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual legal representation and advocacy in immigration matters, including SIJS, Asylum, and general deportation defense, with a focus on immigrant youth and families;
  • Present on immigration topics in a wide-variety of settings, including public schools, community-based organizations, religious institutions, etc.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • D. Degree and admission to New York State Bar or willingness to sit for the New York State Bar;
  • 1+ years of relevant immigration law experience, including SIJS, Asylum, and removal 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 effectively;
  • Experience in public speaking and/or teaching;
  • Passion for addressing the legal needs of undocumented individuals.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary is DOE and benefits including health, dental, vision, commuter benefits;
  • AILA membership and CLE reimbursement;
  • 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 “Staff Attorney” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Application Deadline is rolling and 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.

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POST GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

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 2018 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 2018. 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, quality of work and energy. 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), post-deportation relief, general removal defense, etc. in both administrative and court proceedings;
  • 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 2018;
  • 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 UnLocal’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 August 20th 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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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

WE'RE HIRING A SUPERVISING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

SUPERVISING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

UnLocal, Inc. is a small, grassroots, non-profit organization that provides 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. Help develop UnLocal’s organizational structure and culture.

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. during a time of growth and will be a good fit in terms of experience, vision, quality of work and energy. This position involves working closely with UnLocal’s community-based partners. This is an opportunity to have a very meaningful impact during a time of heightened immigration enforcement by reaching affected communities largely disconnected from legal services.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual legal representation and advocacy in immigration matters, including SIJS, Asylum, and general deportation defense, with a focus on immigrant youth and families;
  • Supervise UnLocal attorneys, BIA accredited representatives, and legal fellows, and provide overall supervision of legal interns and volunteers;
  • Assist in evaluating current volunteer program and implementing new one that includes 80+ volunteers;
  • 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 with building internal policies as UnLocal grows.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. Degree and admission to New York State Bar or willingness to sit for the 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 effectively;
  • Experience in public speaking and/or teaching;
  • Passion for addressing the legal needs of undocumented individuals;

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary is DOE and benefits including health, dental, vision, commuter benefits;
  • AILA membership and CLE reimbursement;
  • 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” in the subject line.  No phone calls please. Application Deadline is rolling and we are looking to fill the position ASAP. 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.


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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 Fall 2017 — [Last name] to Tania Mattos at Tania@unlocal.org