Akron, OH – Law Clerk Internship – VOLUNTEER – International Institute of Akron

AkronLawJobs No. 10376 Overview: The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is an immigration services and refugee resettlement nonprofit organization located in Akron, Ohio and serving all of Northeast Ohio. The IIA seeks a fall semester law clerk to join its legal team. 

Duties: Will work as a team member in providing immigration legal services to clients in the Immigration Legal Department. Will provide general support to staff attorneys in their representation of legal clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Department of State and the Executive Office of Immigration Review. Assist attorneys with initial client intake; Prepare immigration applications for clients; Interact directly with clients to obtain the correct information and documentation for their applications; Perform legal research and analysis; Draft legal memorandums; Assist clients and walk-ins at Front Desk Reception area; and Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 1L, 2L, 3L. Must be passionate and driven and able to commit to either a part-time or a full-time position from approximately August – December 2019. Must be either enrolled in law school or paralegal school. Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Must possess effective verbal, written, de-escalation, and interpersonal skills; Must be able to work as part of a team; Must demonstrate a commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support IIA’s mission, vision, and values. Must demonstrate a commitment to working in a diverse working environment. Must be fluent in English. Must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently; and you must be proficient in the use of web-based software, MS Word and basic data entry. Must be able to pass a BCI Background Check and a working interview. 

Please Note: While all internships are unpaid, the program is competitive, and you are encouraged to approach it in the same way you would a job.

How to Apply: E-mail your cover letter, writing sample, and resume to Kevin Walter at volunteer@iiakron.org

Deadline:  August 12, 2019