Immigration Fellowship for the Class of 2019

Apply by May 1, 2019 for this fellowship!

With support from Beacon Ventures (a philanthropic partner of The Beacon Fund) and The Denver Foundation’s Immigrant Legal Services Fund, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is pleased to be in a position to offer a one-year postgraduate public interest fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), permitting a new graduate of Denver Law to work at one of the region’s preeminent public interest organizations serving the legal needs of indigent clients in immigration-related matters.

The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free immigration legal services to adults in immigration detention and to children and their families across Colorado. RMIAN’s Detention Program directly represents clients detained at the civil immigration detention facility in Aurora, Colorado.

Through this partnership, RMIAN is hiring a fellow to work in RMIAN’s Detention Program for one year, starting in the fall of 2019. This fellowship is open to the graduating class of 2019 (graduating between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019).

The fellow will be responsible for providing direct legal representation to clients in immigration detention before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  In addition, the fellow will provide know-your-rights presentations, conduct intakes, assist with referrals to pro bono attorneys, provide pro se support to detained clients, and provide other support to RMIAN’s Detention Program.

Qualifications

·       Written and oral Spanish fluency and demonstrated cultural competency required.

·       Strong preference for applicants with experience in immigration law.

·       Strong sense of personal initiative, ability to multitask, and independence.

·       Passion for RMIAN’s mission, and demonstrated commitment to social justice.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as legal research and writing skills.

To apply, submit via Symplicity (job # 19214) a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample of no more than 10 pages, and a list of two references. APPLY BY 11:59 PM ON MAY 1!

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