Thank you for your interest in Catholic Migration Service’s internship program.
Current Internship Opportunities
Fall 2017 Legal Internships – We will be accepting applications for the Fall 2017 semester after June 1st. Please check our website after June 1st for information about how to apply for a Fall internship.
Thank you for your interest in being part of the Catholic Migration Services team. Please see below for all current job opportunities.
Fellowship Opportunity for Fall 2018
Catholic Migration Services, a nonprofit provider of legal services for low income residents in Queens and Brooklyn, is seeking a candidate to sponsor for a post-graduate legal fellowship in our tenant advocacy group starting in the fall of 2018 (applications to fellowship foundations due fall 2017). Fellowship programs include Skadden Fewllowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works, Kirkland & Ellis New York City Fellowship Program, and similar programs.
- Applicants should be rising third-year students, recent law graduates with judicial clerkships beginning in the fall of 2017, or current judicial law clerks;
- Admission to the New York Bar, or taking the New York Bar Exam not later than July 2018;
- Proficiency in a second language is strongly preferred, including but not limited to Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, or Bangla;
- A demonstrated interest in public service, including but not limited to serving low-income tenants or immigrants, is strongly preferred; and
- Strong oral advocacy skills, as well as analytical and writing skills.
Please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and list of three references to Andre Lehrer, Managing Attorney, at email@example.com. Inclusion of a fellowship project proposal (i.e., what work within the tenant advocacy arena you propose to do) is recommended, but not required. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through July 28, 2017.
Catholic Migration Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. CMS offers a competitive compensation package that includes a pension plan.
Immigration – Supervising Attorney
Catholic Migration Services (“CMS”), a nonprofit provider of legal services for low and moderate income residents of Queens and Brooklyn, is seeking a full-time supervising attorney for our immigration department.
The supervising attorney will supervise a team of four to six immigration staff attorneys as well as manage a caseload and counsel and represent individuals in Immigration Court, before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and in Family Court in guardianship and custody hearings. The supervising attorney will also help to staff special outreach events and community-based legal clinics in Brooklyn and Queens. The supervising attorney will report to the Managing Attorney of the immigration department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervise 4-6 immigration staff attorneys, including bi-weekly case review meetings and intake review meetings;
- Train immigration staff attorneys and assist with their professional development;
- Provide representation and legal advice to clients in removal proceedings;
- Represent immigration clients on a variety of immigration issues in front of USCIS and Family Court;
- Track client cases and progress of applications;
- Report on outcomes and demographic information for grants; and
- Assist in outreach and educational events.
- Admission to the New York State Bar;
- 5-7 years of previous experience practicing in Immigration Law is required;
- Demonstrated commitment to public interest work;
- Excellent written, oral and analytical skills;
- Fluency in Spanish language;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Basic computer skills; and
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently.
Applications will be accepted immediately and will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references and two writing samples to: Sharone Kaufman, Managing Attorney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Supervising Attorney Application” in the subject line.
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.