Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities


Padilla Support Center Immigration Staff Attorney

IDP is looking for an Immigration Staff Attorney who will work with IDP’s Padilla Support Center (PSC) program, which is a Regional Immigration Assistance Center serving New York City. PSC staff work collaboratively with defense attorneys representing immigrants in criminal cases and Family Court Article 10 Abuse and Neglect proceedings. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of criminal and immigration law on both individual case advocacy, and large scale strategy, resource and training development for defense attorneys in one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Click here for a full job description and instructions on how to apply.


Summer 2023 Internships

IDP is now accepting applications from law students seeking internships for summer 2023. Our interns get unique exposure to both the criminal and immigration systems and an opportunity to develop substantive legal expertise. They can work on these issues from a holistic perspective that includes litigation, policy, and community engagement. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but we encourage interested applicants to apply by November 1, 2022. Click here for a full internship description and instructions on how to apply.

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]