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Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowship

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Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) recruits talented college graduates from around the country and partners them with New York City’s leading non-profit legal services providers and community-based organizations to offer a broad range of immigration assistance including naturalization, deportation defense, and affirmative applications for asylum seekers, juveniles, and victims of crime, domestic violence or human trafficking. The IJC’s Community Fellows are recent college graduates who conduct outreach and legal advice in neighborhoods throughout New York City and the surrounding counties. They screen low income immigrants for legal relief, and help them file applications for citizenship, green cards, DACA, and more.

Award / Eligibility Details:

All candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree prior to August of the year of application or the prior year; and be eligible for work authorization in the U.S. for the two years of the fellowship. Applicants must speak a language in addition to English (Arabic, French, Mandarin, Spanish and Urdu speakers are especially needed), and must be committed to immigrant justice. Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representatives. Their work is directly supervised by experienced immigration attorneys.

Deadline: Mid-March each year

Academic Level: Post-Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Public Service Program

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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