The fellowship

Immigrant Justice Corps annually awards two-year Fellowships to recent law graduates and recent college graduates from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and for immigrants. IJC’s goal is to recruit, train, and populate the immigration field with high quality advocates and lawyers. As the next generation of lawyers and advocates, IJC Fellows remove barriers to justice and economic opportunity for immigrants pursuing the American Dream. Read more about our fellowship programs below.

 

About the Justice Fellowship

Each year IJC awards Justice Fellowships to 25 recent law graduates and law clerks from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and for immigrants.  IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations.  Justice Fellows represent immigrants in an array of immigration matters including removal defense, complex affirmative asylum applications, and other forms of relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking. IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided with a full salary and benefits.

 

Justice Fellowship Impact

3,100+ CASES OPENED in the first two years

92% WINS of cases closed have successful outcomes, avoiding deportation and separation of families

96% OF GRADUATING FELLOWS secured an immigration job

 

Learn More:

Justice Fellow Tri-Fold

Justice Fellow FAQs

Justice Fellow Host Organizations

 

How to Apply:

Immigrant Justice Corps recruits for the Justice Fellowship in the fall, one year in advance of the start of the fellowship.  For more information on applying visit our application page here.

 

About the Community Fellowship

Each year IJC awards two-year Community Fellowships to 10 exceptional college graduates with the linguistic skills, passion, and cultural competency to work with diverse immigrant communities.  IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and advocacy.  Community Fellows conduct outreach, screen, and aid immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”), Green Card, citizenship applications, and more.  Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals Partially Accredited Representatives and are placed in community-based organizations in and around New York City and surrounding counties.  IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided a full salary and benefits.

 

Community Fellowship Impact

3,400+ BENEFIT APPLICATIONS filed for Green Cards, DACA, and Citizenship to date

95% WINS of cases closed so far

2,000+ FEE WAIVER applications filed

$1,000,000+ AMOUNT OF MONEY saved by IJC’s clients due to fee waiver applications

 

Learn More:

Community Fellow Tri-Fold

Community Fellow FAQs

Community Fellow Host Organizations

 

How to Apply:

Immigrant Justice Corps recruits for the Community Fellowship in the spring to start in the fall.  For more information on applying visit our application page here.

 

About our Host Organizations

Immigrant Justice Corps has partnered with over 40 host organizations throughout our organization’s history.  Our partnering host organizations are located in New York City and State, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Texas.  IJC Fellows are placed with partnering host organizations with the goal of substantially increasing the capacity for immigration representation.  Host organizations include The Legal Aid Society, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, The Door, Brooklyn Defender Services, and non-traditional partners like the Brooklyn Library.

 

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Current Justice & Community Fellow Host Organizations

 

How to Apply:

We are always interested in speaking to non-profit and community-based organizations interested in hosting Justice and Community Fellows.  Please email Victoria Neilson at VNeilson@justicecorps.org for more information.