Summer Internship for San Fernando Valley Office

Internship/Volunteer Opportunities:

  • CARECEN is looking for interested law students for an internship for the 2016 summer and undergraduate volunteers.
  • Internship requires 8-10 week commitment
  • Volunteers should have good communication skills and strong writing skills.  
  • Volunteers should be comfortable working with domestic violence survivors and survivors of other violent crimes.

Organizational Mission:

The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)’s mission is to empower immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice and promoting cultural diversity.  The CARECEN Legal Department promotes permanent resident status, family reunification, and active citizenship. 

Information about the San Fernando Valley Office:

The San Fernando Valley office offers clients a variety of services. Our short services include work permit and green card renewals, Naturalizations, DACA Applications, FOIA Requests, and background checks. Our longer-term services include Family Petitions, Adjustments of Status, Consular Processing, U Visas and U Adjustments, VAWA Petitions, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Petitions, Asylum Applications, and more. We represent clients both in their affirmative cases before USCIS and the Asylum Office and in removal cases before EOIR. 

Summary of Duties:

Legal interns at the San Fernando Valley office would craft a work plan with their supervising attorney that would give them the opportunity to work on a variety of case types and hone their legal research, writing, and client-interfacing skills. Applicants should be ready for a demanding but collegial atmosphere. Applicants should also be  self-starters and have excellent time management skills. Professional proficiency or fluency in Spanish preferred.

Office Location: 16501 Sherman Way, Suite 245, Van Nuys, CA 91406

If interested please contact Joanna Furmanska jfurmanska@carecen-la.org or at 213-385-7800 ext. 162.

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