Employment Opportunities

The ILRC Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The ILRC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply. The ILRC abides by the SF Fair Chance Ordinance.

Legal Internship Opportunities

Position Description: Law clerks will be assigned to a variety of projects and paired with a "buddy" attorney. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, research and writing for our legal publications; responding to "Attorney of the Day" calls; helping to organize and possibly speak at community meetings; and policy advocacy and lobbying on immigration law issues.

Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled in law school, and possess good research and writing skills. A ten-week commitment is preferable and fluency in other languages is a plus.

Law students are accepted for the spring and fall semesters and during the summer. We generally accept summer law student applications from January through March. If applications are received past this time frame, generally we no longer have any openings. We do not provide paid summer internships; law students are asked to either to volunteer their time or have their position funded by another source. We encourage law students to apply for fellowship opportunities that are available to law students working in public interest positions during the summer.

We accept law student applications to work during other times of the year on an ongoing basis. During the spring and fall semesters we ask that law students commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week for the entire semester.

For law student internship requests, we ask that you submit a cover letter, resume, and preferably a writing sample to our Legal Internship Coordinator, Grisel Ruiz: gruiz [at] ilrc.org.

Legal Volunteer Opportunities

With a small and specialized staff, ILRC is active on the regional, state, and national fronts of immigration law and policy. To maximize our staff resources, ILRC often calls upon volunteers to contribute to our mission.

Because the majority of our work requires legal skills, we generally do not accept undergraduate student volunteers. However, volunteers who are fluent in other languages such as Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin may be needed on an occasional basis for translation. From time to time, we also appreciate the contributions of volunteers who are interested in development work.

We accept volunteer immigration attorneys on an ongoing basis. For attorneys who are interested in volunteering with the ILRC, we ask that you submit a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, a resume of academic and work experience, and a brief writing sample.

Please get involved today. Your help really makes a difference. To find out about volunteer opportunities and how you can join our efforts, please contact our Legal Volunteer Coordinator, Grisel Ruiz: gruiz [at] ilrc.org.