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IDP is hiring a paralegal to play a key role in supporting our national hotline, through which attorneys provide legal advice to immigrants and their families who have had contact with the criminal legal system. Read more about the position here. 


Communications Internship

IDP is seeking a self-motivated, well-organized, and enthusiastic intern to support communications strategy and media work. We’re looking for dynamic candidates who are interested in immigrant rights and criminal justice advocacy, as well as journalism and media studies. Interns will gain hands-on experience in creating and implementing communications strategy and tactics, and immigrant advocacy at every stage, from community outreach to litigation.

Responsibilities will include researching press opportunities and editorial story angles, creating media lists, monitoring media for IDP in the news, making press clippings, in addition to other tasks related to communications activities. Interns must be enrolled in a college or graduate program. The internship is unpaid but IDP will support any requests for funding or credit through educational institutions. Interns should be available to work at least 2 to 3 days a week for a minimum of 10 weeks. If you are interested in applying for an internship with IDP, please submit your application materials to [email protected] using the subject line “Communications Internship.”

Legal Internships

IDP offers summer and term-time law school internships and accepts applications on a rolling basis. More information about IDP’s internship program is available 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]


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