Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Legal Intern

The Organization

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is responsible for adjudicating applications for immigration benefits in the United States.The Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) provides in-house legal guidance and counsel to USCIS offices throughout the United States. Interns from local law schools are tasked to assist OCC Associate Counsel in their duties and responsibilities.

The Position

The USCIS Denver Field Office, located in Centennial, Colorado, will host 1 law student intern for the spring 2018 academic semester. Through a combination of assigned projects, readings, writing activities and meetings, the law students will be provided with the following opportunities: to learn substantive immigration law, to improve research and writing skills, in the context of immigration law, to learn about the roles and jobs of USCIS attorneys, to learn about the roles and jobs of USCIS Field Office Operations personnel (such as adjudications officers and supervisors), and about the roles and jobs of various USCIS positions at offices other than USCIS Field Offices, to make contacts within the USCIS agency nationwide, and to learn about the roles and jobs of non-USCIS government attorneys in the field of immigration law, such as immigration judges in the Executive Office for Immigration Review (DOJ-EOIR), and immigration court trial attorneys in the United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement (DHS-ICE)

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