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Internships and Careers

Catholic Migration Services (“CMS”), an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, provides high quality free legal services, community education, and advocacy for low-income immigrants residing in Brooklyn and Queens, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. CMS assists individuals with their immigration, housing, and employment legal needs.

Catholic Migration Services is committed to “welcoming the stranger in our midst” by serving and working alongside underserved immigrant communities to advance equality and social justice in an ever changing landscape.


Catholic Migration Services (“CMS”) is currently accepting 2020 summer legal internship applications for our Tenant Advocacy Program, and for our Immigration Unit.  CMS is a nonprofit provider of legal services for low and moderate income residents of Queens and Brooklyn, and is an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.

Summer legal interns should be currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.  Summer interns are expected to work Monday through Friday (excluding any holidays) from approximately 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM for the duration of the internship, however periodic evening hours may be required in lieu of daytime hours so that the intern can participate in community events, legal clinics or client meetings.  The internship is unpaid, however CMS will support the applicant’s effort to obtain funding from outside sources (e.g., their law school, Equal Justice America, etc…)

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to David Colodny, Director of Legal Services, at

Download this 2020 Summer Legal Internship as a PDF.


Equal Opportunity Employer

As an organization committed to serving and meeting the needs of all people, and pursuant to the requirements of City, State and Federal anti-discrimination laws, Catholic Migration Services provides equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination based on any characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws, including but not limited to race; creed; color; national origin; sex; age; religion; gender; disability; genetic information; pregnancy; marital status; sexual orientation; citizenship status; caregiver status; AIDS/HIV status; military status or service; domestic violence, stalking or sex offense victim status; transgendered status; or gender identity.