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.
For Frequently Asked Questions about the fellowship and the host organizations, please read our FAQs.
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.
To submit your application, you will need to set up an account through our application system where you will be prompted to answer the above questions. When setting up your account you will be asked to enter a name for your submission – PLEASE USE YOUR FULL NAME AS THE SUBMISSION NAME.
Additionally, once you set up your applicant account, you will need to enter email addresses for two references who will each submit a letter on your behalf. Once you enter your recommenders’ email addresses, they will be sent an email with a link to submit their letters of reference on your behalf. We highly recommend you reach out to your recommenders before entering your recommenderss email addresses into the system and follow up with them after doing so to ensure that they received the email. This way your recommenders will know to look out for the link and will know what it is when they receive it. Frequently, recommender notifications are routed to spam, so it is important to follow up with your recommenders. Please be sure to notify your recommenders to check both their inbox and spam folders.
The application deadline is Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Every component of your application must be submitted by Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., EST, including your reference letters, so please reach out early to your recommenders and let them know to expect and respond to the link to upload the recommendation letter. The IJC application is not rolling; all applications will be considered once the application period closes.
Community Fellow Application Components:
The Selection Process:
You may contact us at email@example.com if you have questions, concerns, or technical problems. To learn more about Immigrant Justice Corps visit our website www.justicorps.org and follow us on Facebook.
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Applications for the class of 2017 Justice Fellows are now closed. If you’re interested in applying for the class of 2018 Justice Fellows, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be placed on our outreach list when we begin recruiting next year. Thank you.
We are always interested in speaking to non-profit organizations interested in hosting Justice Fellows and Community Fellows. Please email Victoria Neilson at email@example.com for more information.