Spring Externship – US Dept. of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Cleveland – Spring 2019 Internship – US Dept. of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

AkronLawJobs No. 9669 Overview: The U.S. Department of Justice has an opening for one legal intern with the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s Cleveland Immigration Court for Spring 2019. The Court is located at the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse in downtown Cleveland.

Qualifications: 2L or 3L. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Prior knowledge of immigration law is helpful but not absolutely necessary. Strong research and writing skills are required. Issues commonly before the Court include eligibility for asylum, cancellation of removal, and adjustment of status as well as issues regarding whether an individual is removable from the United States based on a criminal conviction.

Duties: The types of projects assigned to legal interns vary depending on the Court’s docket, and may entail: Drafting decisions on applications for relief from removal or removability. Performing in-depth research and analysis of novel legal issues. Preparing bench memoranda. The internship provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop their research, writing, and analytical skills and increase their knowledge of immigration law. The interns will be able to observe removal hearings and work on cases involving several forms of relief including asylum, adjustment of status, and cancellation of removal. The interns will work directly under the supervision of the Judicial Law Clerk / Attorney Advisor and will also work with individual immigration judges.

Salary: This internship is an unpaid, volunteer position.  UA students should contact Alisa Benedict O’Brien in the Career Services Office (ab139@uakron.edu) for questions about potential stipends or externships.

How to Apply: Applications must include the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) résumé; (3) official or unofficial law school transcript; and (4) writing sample of no more than ten pages (not substantially edited by others). Successful completion of an FBI background check is required before interns can begin work.
Please submit applications by email to: Lindsay.Elliott-Smith@USDOJ.gov
Address your cover letter to: U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Cleveland Immigration Court, Attn: Lindsay Elliott-Smith, Attorney Advisor, 801 West Superior Avenue, Suite 13-100, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Elliott-Smith at (216)-802-1100.

Deadline:  November 2, 2018