Internships, fellowships and volunteer positions

Current positions available at Her Justice

Learn more about internships, fellowships and volunteer positions available at Her Justice.

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

Spring 2024 Law Student Intern

Her Justice seeks law student intern for the Spring of 2024 to assist in our Immigration and Family/Matrimonial practice groups. The position requires a commitment of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.   

Her Justice will assist interns to apply for work-study, public interest fellowship or clinical credit available from their law schools. We are working in a flexible, hybrid environment. The intern will be required to work at our downtown Manhattan office location at least once a week.
 

Organization description 

Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.
 

Position responsibilities 

Interns and volunteers work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the Director of Law & Policy. Responsibilities will vary depending on the applicant’s interests and the program needs of Her Justice. Our immigration practice focuses on affirmative immigration remedies for undocumented survivors of gender-based violence. The applicant will learn basic interviewing skills through client interviews and will also learn substantive immigration law. The intern will also have an opportunity to work with our Family and Matrimonial Practice group. 

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Assist clients with securing immigration benefits through VAWA self-petitions, U-Visa and T-Visa petitions 
  • Provide support on active divorce (litigated and non-litigated) and Family law cases  
  • Draft immigration forms, supporting affidavits, responsive pleadings and motions  
  • Research legal issues and attend working group meetings  
  • Attend USCIS interviews and court appearances, as needed 

 

Qualifications 

  • Law students who have completed their first or second year of law school 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter, and highly motivated 
  • Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues and/or women’s issues 
  • Experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence 
  • Knowledge of immigration law fundamentals (course, internship or prior job experience) 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required 

 

Apply 

Email your application to: [email protected]. Only those candidates who are being considered for a position will be contacted. 

Your application should include a cover letter with two references, resume and a writing sample. Please specify “Spring Law Student Internship” in subject line of the email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice. 

 

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer. 

CLOSED - Fall Immigration Law Student Intern

Her Justice seeks law student intern for the Fall of 2023 focusing on our Immigration Practice. The position requires a commitment of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Her Justice will assist interns to apply for work-study, public interest fellowship or clinical credit available from their law schools. We are working in a flexible, hybrid environment. The intern will be required to work at our downtown Manhattan office location at least once a week.

Organization description:

Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.

Position responsibilities:

Interns and volunteers work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the Director of Law & Policy. Responsibilities will vary depending on the applicant’s interests and the program needs of Her Justice. Our immigration practice focuses on affirmative immigration remedies for undocumented survivors of gender-based violence. The applicant will learn basic interviewing skills through client interviews and will also learn substantive immigration law.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct client intakes and assist in case assessment
  • Assist clients with securing immigration status through remedies such as VAWA self-petitions, T-visa applications and U-visa petitions
  • Research legal issues and attend working group meetings

 

Qualifications:

  • Law students who have completed their first or second year of law school
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter, and highly motivated
  • Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues and/or women’s issues
  • Knowledge of immigration law helpful but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

 

Apply:

Email your application to: [email protected]. Only those candidates who are being considered for a position will be contacted.

Your application should include a cover letter with two references, resume and a writing sample. Please specify “Fall Immigration Law Student Internship” in subject line of the email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.

 

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

OPEN - Summer Full-Time Law Student Intern

Her Justice seeks law student interns for the summer. The position requires a commitment of 35 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Her Justice provides a $5,000 stipend for the internship..

Her Justice will assist interns to apply for work-study, public interest fellowship or clinical credit available from their law schools. This position is usually based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan, however due to COVID and office renovations we anticipate this position will be virtual for all or most of the summer.

Organization description:

Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.

Position responsibilities:

Interns and volunteers work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the Director of Law & Policy. Responsibilities will vary depending on the applicant’s interests and the program needs of Her Justice. The applicant will learn basic interviewing skills through client interviews and will also learn substantive family, matrimonial and immigration law.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct client intakes and assist in case assessment
  • Assist clients with securing non-litigated divorces or immigration status through 
VAWA self-petitions and U-Visa applications
  • Draft responsive pleadings and motions
  • Research legal issues and attend working group meetings
  • Work with a litigating attorney on active cases in the Family and Supreme Courts 
and attend court appearances
  • Support the Her Justice Summer Associate Program at major law firms, attend selected CLE trainings and assist with updating program materials and manuals

Qualifications:

  • Law students who have completed their first or second year of law school
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter, and highly motivated
  • Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues or women’s issues
  • Knowledge of family, matrimonial and/or immigration law helpful but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Apply:

Email your application to: [email protected]. Only those candidates who are being considered for a position will be contacted.

Your application should include a cover letter with two references, resume and a writing sample. Please specify “Summer Full-Time Law Student Internship” in subject line of the email. Applicants may also specify area of interest (family/ matrimonial or immigration). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice. Her Justice values our interns and their contributions to our work. We are committed to compensating, to the best of our ability, everyone who works at our organization. All applicants are encouraged to obtain funding for their position but for any applicant who cannot secure funding, Her Justice will provide a stipend commensurate with the position.

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer