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Legal Intern - Spring 2019

Department: Legal Services
Location: Falls Church, VA

KIND Spring Internships 2019 – DC and Falls Church Satellite Offices* 


Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is looking for legal interns for our DC and northern Virginia offices to assist us in providing pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children within the immigration system.  The positions will be unpaid, but we are happy to assist you with externship credit, work study, or securing funding from external sources.  For more information about KIND, please visit



Interested applicants must be:

  •  Currently enrolled in a JD or LLM program
  •  Fluent in Spanish & English
  •  Able to work 15-20 hours per week for 10 weeks
  •  Interested or experienced in working with immigrants (preferably child immigrants)
  •  Able to use their own laptop during the internship



Legal interns will assist us in the following:

  •  Interviewing – conducting intake interviews and phone calls with clients and adult sponsors; doing follow-up as needed; and drafting case referral memos.
  •  Information-Gathering – contacting sponsors, social workers, government agencies, relatives or other agencies from the child’s home country to prepare case files; performing legal and country conditions research.
  •  Research and Writing –  performing legal research; assisting with motions, affidavits, briefs, and memoranda of law.  
  •  Interpreting – assisting at interviews with clients, as well as interpreting telephone calls and translating documents.
  •  Administrative Tasks – maintaining case management system, reporting on data and statistics, and other tasks as needed. 


How to Apply 

1)          Résumé

2)          Cover Letter

3)          2 references – professional, personal, or academic.


Please submit all application materials as soon as possible to Sandra Zegarra at   KIND will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.  Early applications preferred.  


*If you have any questions, or if you are interested in an internship for a different semester, please do not hesitate to reach out to the email above.

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