Volunteer opportunity description


The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA), Legal Services team provides free consultations to determine immigration relief, as well as provides low fee assistance with a variety of immigration applications. Our Legal Services team is looking for a highly personable, persistent, and detail-oriented Legal Intern to assist our attorney with immigration cases. 



Key Responsibilities

  • Schedule and confirm new appointments with clients
  • Manage correspondence between CIANA, clients, and other institutions
  • Complete general and legal intake for new clients
  • Assist with legal appointments and aid in interpretation, especially if proficient in Arabic, Bengali, Spanish or other languages
  • Maintain and organize up to date client database and digital files 
  • Perform legal research on issues of immigration law, draft memoranda, and report to the director of Legal Services


  • This internship is for undergraduate students (with at least two years completed) and graduate students
  • Fluency in Spanish is required
  • Fluency in another language is a plus
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Microsoft Office and Google Suite, especially Excel/Sheets
    • Knowledge of public benefits or willingness to learn
    • Research
    • Organization and filing
    • Counseling or customer service
  • An independent self-starter who can manage time effectively to accommodate several projects at once

Time Commitment

  • Regular schedule required. 
  • 15 - 20 hours a week during CIANA office hours (Mon. - Fri. 10 AM - 6 PM). 
  • Fall semester; immediate start is preferred. 


Unpaid, but may be completed for academic credit.

Training/Support Provided

Interns will undergo orientation and training.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans

Grethel Calero
Intern Coordinator
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