Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition)

Legal Intern

Help Wanted

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing direct and pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also assists children who are returning to their home countries through deportation or voluntary departure to do so safely and to reintegrate into their home communities. In addition, we work to ensure the voices of these children are heard and we help them become their own advocates. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States.

The Position

KIND’s Baltimore office is seeking interns to assist KIND’s Baltimore office in developing, maintaining, and overseeing the in-house and pro bono legal representation of unaccompanied children. Duties may include:

  • Assisting with In-House Direct Representation: Assist in the preparation of cases represented in house by KIND staff, including asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions and State Court filings.
  • Legal Screening: Assist with the initial screening of unaccompanied minor children, conduct communication with child clients, adult sponsor, and other agencies.
  • Research: Research country conditions and psycho-social services to support case work and clients.
  • Case Management: Update case summaries, track important court dates and deadlines, process referrals and communicate with clients.

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