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Senior Policy Associate

The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) is hiring a full-time Senior Policy Associate to focus on identifying and implementing strategic policy responses to advance IDP’s impact and mission. Core responsibilities include working with IDP’s policy team to: 1) develop and lead creative state and local policy interventions in the criminal legal system to minimize or eliminate immigration consequences; 2) develop and lead state and local policy interventions to curtail ICE enforcement practices and policies; 3) represent IDP in national spaces on these issues; and 4) support strategic communications within this area. In this capacity, the attorney will play a lead role in supporting —and in some instances, running—state and local campaigns focused on minimizing the risk of detention and deportation, as well as challenging federal immigration enforcement policies and trends. Read more about the position here. 


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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