Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities


IDP is hiring a Surveillance & Tech Research and Policy Associate

IDP is hiring a Research and Policy Associate to work as part of the Surveillance, Tech & Immigration Policing project. This Associate will primarily conduct research, writing, and resource development, and policy advocacy as needed, as part of the IDP Project on Surveillance, Tech, and Immigration Policing. The Associate will be responsible for researching, developing, and implementing a range of campaign and policy strategies to expand and protect the rights of immigrant New Yorkers, including technical research and writing, support for IDP’s community defense initiatives, advocacy and informational materials, and coalition building.

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]