Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities


IDP is Hiring a Senior Litigation Attorney

IDP is hiring a Senior Litigation Attorney to work in collaboration with the litigation team on strategic and impact litigation matters affecting the rights of immigrants affected by the criminal legal system. The Senior Litigation Attorney will also support IDP’s other programs, including our advocacy and legal resources teams, through legal analysis and thought partnership. Responsibilities include amicus briefing, technical assistance, and litigation support for cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Circuit Courts of Appeals, BIA, and Immigration Courts regarding the immigration consequences of prior convictions and criminal system contact; producing practice advisories and sample pleadings; and fielding inquiries for IDP’s hotline.

A full job description is available here.


IDP is looking for a research intern intern this fall to assist Manny Vargas, Senior Counsel with resource updates to aid removal defense practitioners.  The position requires approximately 10 hours a week and will be done remotely. The work will involve legal research and analysis and requires some background in immigration law. Please see full description and instructions to apply here.

2021 Remote Term-Time Hotline Internship
IDP is looking for a term-time intern this coming winter/spring to assist us remotely with our hotline (approximately 10 hours a week). The work will involve conducting phone screenings and intake interviews, so there is a strong preference for Spanish fluency. Please see the full description and instructions to apply here.

Volunteer and Pro Bono Opportunities

IDP regularly works with volunteers in the following areas:

  • hotline intake and advisals
  • graphic design
  • film, webinar, and podcast production
  • web design
  • legal representation, including deportation defense, petitions for review in federal courts, habeas corpus litigation in federal courts, state post-conviction relief
  • legal research

If you are interested in volunteering with IDP or serving as pro bono counsel, please contact us at [email protected]