Working to ensure all immigrants are treated with fairness, dignity and respect for their human and civil rights


WANTED: Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is seeking students with a passion for social justice to be part of our internship program.

CAIR Coalition is currently accepting applications from law students and undergraduate students for Spring and Summer 2015 positions.  Legal interns working with CAIR Coalition will assist our staff with representing detained child and adult immigrants, including going on jail visits, assisting with direct representation of clients, attending hearings, and improving pro se assistance guidance. Undergraduate internships include opportunities to work in development, advocacy, and communications, as well as attend monthly jail visits.

The mission of CAIR Coalition is to serve as the primary source of legal assistance for detained immigrants in the D.C. metropolitan area.  The goal of our internship program is to grow the services and programs we provide by utilizing the skills of hard-working and creative students.


Our summer legal internship program requires a full-time commitment for 10 weeks, while the spring semester internships require a commitment of at least 10 hours per week.  All positions are unpaid, but CAIR Coalition is happy to assist with externship credit administration.

During the course of an internship, students will be tasked with complex legal analysis in support of our work on behalf of detained immigrants.  In addition to assisting with CAIR Coalition’s caseload, interns will likely also take part in the representation of a client and jail visit intake.

Current Open Legal Internship Positions:


Our non-legal intern program is open to undergraduate students who are passionate about immigrants’ rights, public interest law, and/or non-profit work. The summer internships available are unpaid, however as an intern, you will have a chance to network with attorneys, law school students and other individuals passionate about immigration issues. You will also be making an important difference in the lives of vulnerable immigrants, including arriving asylum seekers and unaccompanied immigrant children.

Current Open Positions:




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