Fellowship Program

Texas | Legal | Full-time

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RAICES Fellow

 

 

RAICES seeks to host recent law graduates as Equal Justice Works, Skadden, IJC,  or other privately-funded public service fellows. RAICES offices are located in Texas in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Laredo and Corpus Christi.  

The fellowship candidate must be a second-year law student. Selected candidates will work with RAICES’ attorneys to develop a project that addresses an emerging issue in immigration law and advocacy and prepare application materials for at least one fellowship fund. Fellowship positions are dependent upon the candidate’s ability to secure a fully funded public interest fellowship.

Law Fellows work under the direct supervision of the local appropriate unit Supervising Attorney (unless otherwise specified).  

Core Responsibilities of Fellows:

  • Develop a project proposal that will impact an emerging issue in immigration law;
  • Prepare application materials for a fully funded public interest fellowship;
  • Manage and implement the project in one of RAICES’ offices;
  • Prepare reports to the fellowship donor;
  • Supervise legal assistants, senior legal assistants, interns, or other non-legal staff, if applicable;

Core Qualifications of  Fellows:

  • Current 2L student an accredited law school;
  • Fluent in English and a second language prefered;
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team;
  • Experience in immigration and/or criminal law clinics preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with a diverse client population as and community members;
  • Commitment to social justice evidenced by job and/or volunteer/intern experience.

     

 RAICES is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or a record of arrest or conviction. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.