About the Fellowships
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.
IJC trains fellows and places them with host organizations across nine states and 26 cities including in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, Virginia, California, Nevada and Maryland.
IJC seeks Fellows who are smart, compassionate, and passionate about justice for immigrants.
IJC also seeks Fellows dedicated to the idea of a Fellowship program – you give us two years of hard work and we will make sure you will be immersed in immigration law and helping others who likely would not have had an attorney or advocate otherwise. Almost all IJC Fellows speak a language in addition to English.
The ability to speak another language other than English is preferable but not required. The language that is in highest demand by host organizations is Spanish. We also have Fellows who speak Mandarin, Haitian Creole, French, Arabic, Korean, and Urdu among many others.
IJC’s partnering host organizations practice a wide variety of immigration law, serve different ethnic communities, and/or work in different geographic areas. While the everyday work environment is different for each Fellow, all Fellows are a part of IJC’s team and together are provided:
Monthly training and professional development opportunities including some free CLE credit courses for Justice Fellows
Access to an immense network of professional immigration legal service providers—both organizations and individuals
Career planning assistance
Partnership with a large community of peers
Invitations to IJC sponsored social and professional events
Upon completion of the program, membership to IJC’s Alumni group
A team of committed lawyers and professionals who want to help you succeed