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Jobs and Internships

Volunteers

Immigration Equality frequently seeks volunteers to assist with various aspects of our work, from filing to language support, country conditions research to phone banking. If you are interested in one of these areas, or if you have other skills that you would like to contribute to Immigration Equality, you may contact us at volunteers@immigrationequality.org.

Please note, our offices are located in New York City and Washington, D.C., and we are open Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30. Therefore, we can only accept volunteer office assistance from individuals who can work in those locations during these hours, with the exception of the occasional after-hours phone bank, though we do need translation help and other things that can be done off-site. If you have a specific skill or interest you would like to volunteer, please let us know with as much detail as possible in your inquiry and we will better be able to respond to you quickly.

Job Openings

Immigration Equality is a national organization that works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law, to reduce the negative impact of that law on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and to help obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, transgender identity or HIV-status.

Through education, outreach, advocacy, and the maintenance of a nationwide network of resources, we provide information and support to advocates, attorneys, politicians and those who are threatened by persecution or the discriminatory impact of the law.

We are currently recruiting for the following:

Foundation Relations Manager

Immigration Equality’s asylum and detention programs are growing and we need more motivated, smart staff to help us achieve our goals! The Foundation Relations Manager will play a pivotal role … Read more

Technology and Database Manager

The Technology and Database Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Immigration Equality technology environment including our customized Salesforce database. This full time position reports to the … Read more

Executive Director

Immigration Equality and Immigration Equality Action Fund are seeking an experienced, dynamic, creative, highly skilled individual to become our new Executive Director. The Executive Director is a full-time, permanent position … Read more

Internships

Immigration Equality welcomes applications for internships from law students, graduate students, and college students. Although we cannot pay interns, we will complete any necessary paperwork to assist with school credit or outside funding.

To apply for an internship, please send a detailed cover letter describing your interest in our organization and resume to legal (at) immigrationequality (dot) org. Resumes without detailed cover letters will not be considered. Please note, we generally accept four  full-time law student interns for the summer and one or two other interns. We begin interviewing interns for summer positions in January so please submit your resume and detailed cover letter by the January preceding the summer you would like to intern.

During the school year we are more flexible but favor applicants who can give a specific weekly time commitment.  We are also happy to take on volunteer attorneys and post-law school graduates.

Social Media Intern (NY Office)

Background Immigration Equality is proud to be the national leader in the field we pioneered: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV immigration rights. We helped end the HIV travel ban, … Read more

Summer Legal Internship (NY Office)

Immigration Equality’s New York City office is offering two to three summer internship positions for law students. Immigration Equality is a national organization fighting for equal immigration rights for the … Read more

Spring Special Events & Development Intern (NY Office)

Background Immigration Equality is proud to be the national leader in the field we pioneered: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV immigration rights. We helped end the HIV travel ban, … Read more