Paid Externship Positions

January 24, 2012

The Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded an Equal Justice America grant to employ two Catholic University of America School of Law students for part-time work in the 2012 Spring Semester.

MLAP staff is actively involved in legislative and administrative advocacy, as well as providing training and technical assistance to local migrant and non-migrant service providers across the country.

This non-profit, non-governmental organization has a strong reputation for its leadership in the areas of Migrant and Immigrant Education, Access to Public Benefits, and Immigration Policy and Immigrant Rights.

Law clerks will undertake federal and state legal research and writing under the direct supervision of the Executive Director who is an experienced attorney.  Such work will be in support of individual cases, law reform activity,  policy work, and technical assistance.

The EJA grant requires for each position at least 120 hours during the spring semester for the full grant of $1500 or a pro-rated amount for fewer hours.  Students will be temporary, part-time employees of MLAP for the semester due to the conditions of the EJA grant and, therefore, there will be Social Security and Medicare deductions taken from the $1500 grant total, and possibly federal and state taxes as well, as required.

Please visit their Symplicity job posting to apply.

These positions are available to 2Ls and above who have excellent research and writing skills and can demonstrate a commitment to and interest in public interest law.

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