Volunteers are an indispensable part of the Institute. Below are brief descriptions of the volunteer positions in our various programs and departments. Note that we take great care in matching volunteer skills with the Institute's needs. We will ask for your resume, and that you come in for an orientation. Both you and the relevant staff member can determine if it's a good fit. If you find a volunteer position that sounds right for you and you would like more information, please contact the appropriate office.
Please note some positions also require a resume and cover letter, and have specific procedures on how to apply. Please see specific volunteer job descriptions below.
Saturday October 26, 2013
1000 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
Wednesday October 30, 2013
Redwood Shores Branch Library
399 Marine Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
Saturday November 3, 2013
UC Hastings Law School
198 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Immigration Legal Services
Legal Interns, Volunteer Attorneys and Community Members
The Institute's Legal Department invites volunteer attorneys, law students and community members to work on family-based immigration cases, applications for victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes, deportation defense, and citizenship. We provide high quality training and supervision to law students and other interns and volunteers committed to helping our diverse group of clients. We also seek attorneys who can join our pro bono panel and participate in immigration clinics, provide technical assistance, and/or take on a pro bono case. Please email the appropriate office to inquire about our volunteer and internship opportunities.
Interns for the legal programs must be law students, have legal experience, or have paralegal experience with immigration issues. See the below descriptions of volunteer positions.
Oakland Immigration Department Volunteer Opportunities: Now Accepting Applications for Spring!
Spring 2013 Law Student and Paralegal Interns: Applications for Spring positions are being accepted until December 16th.
Immigrant Rights Fellowships: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Perfect for bar takers wanting to stay busy while waiting for results, and for attorneys looking for a new skill set.
- Immigrant Rights Fellowship
- Spring/Summer 2013 Law Student Internship
- Spring/Summer 2013 Paralegal Internship
- Interpreter and translator
Redwood City Immigration Department Volunteer Opportunities (ongoing):
Antioch Immigration Department Volunteer Opportunities (ongoing):