Application Deadline: March 15th 2017
Immigrant Justice Corps is an innovative Fellowship program – the first of its kind in the country – dedicated to meeting the need for high quality legal assistance for immigrants fighting deportation, seeking lawful status and a path to citizenship. IJC pairs talented law and college graduates with leading non-profit organizations, in and around New York City, to help immigrants navigate the complex immigration system. As the next generation of immigration lawyers and advocates, IJC Fellows remove barriers to justice and economic opportunity for immigrants pursuing the American dream.
Community Fellow Eligibility Requirements:
Community Fellows are committed and talented recent college graduates who advocate for immigrants throughout New York City and the surrounding counties.
- Applicants must speak another language in addition to English.
- Applicants may be college graduates from the 2016 academic year;
- Applicants may be college students graduating in 2017.
Community Fellow Application Components:
- Resume (no more than two pages);
- PDF of your college transcript (unofficial);
- Statement of Interest (500 words or less): describe why you would like to be an IJC Community Fellow.Questions to consider in drafting your Statement of Interest include:
- Why are you interested in immigration advocacy?
- How might an IJC Fellowship prepare you for the career you want to have in the future?
- What skills and experiences have prepared you to work with immigrant communities in New York?
- Essay Question (500 words or less): Imagine you have three minutes alone with the new President.What would you tell him to try to influence decisions he will be making about immigration policy?
- Two letters of recommendation.We strongly prefer receiving one letter from a professor and one from a current or former employer or internship supervisor.
The Selection Process:
- All Community Fellow Applications and supporting documents are due on March 15, 2017.
- Application review round one: a selection committee of staff and Justice Fellows gathers to review all Community Fellow applications and makes recommendations to IJC Staff in mid-March.
- Application review round two:IJC staff reviews applications recommended by the selection committee and schedules interviews with prospective Community Fellows in late March.
- IJC staff select Community Fellow finalists and will reach out to the finalists regarding host organization placement interest.
- In late April, offer letters are sent to Community Fellows.
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