Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities


IDP is Hiring a New Executive Director

IDP is a vibrant and growing social justice organization whose mission is to promote fundamental fairness for immigrants who have had contact with the criminal legal system. We fight to end mass criminalization, detention, and deportation through a multipronged strategy including advocacy, litigation, legal advice and training, community defense, grassroots alliances, and strategic communications. In order to advance this work, we are seeking a new Executive Director to set the vision, direction, strategy, and governance structures for the organization, and to advance our mission through effective fundraising, organizational development strategies, and by cultivating a strong, resonant external presence. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

A full job description is available here.


IDP is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2021 legal interns.

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]