The fellowship

Immigrant Justice Corps will award Justice Fellowships to 25 recent law graduates and law clerks from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent and promise and a demonstrated commitment to provide legal services for the poor and for immigrants. We also select 10 Community Fellows — exceptional college graduates with the linguistic skills, passion and cultural competency to work in and with New York City’s diverse immigrant communities.



Thank you for your interest in joining Immigrant Justice Corps’ 2016 Community Fellow Class.  Community Fellows are recent college graduates who conduct outreach and legal intake in neighborhoods throughout New York City and the surrounding counties.  They screen low income immigrants for legal relief, and help them file applications for citizenship, green cards, DACA, and more.

Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representatives. Their work is directly supervised by experienced immigration attorneys.

Community Fellowships are available to students who are completing their undergraduate degree by August 2016 or completed it in 2015.  Applicants must speak a language in addition to English, and must be committed to immigrant justice.

Please note our application deadline is on Sunday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Applications for the 2016 Justice Fellow class are now closed.