Undergraduate students – We offer two types of opportunities for undergraduate students who are fluent Spanish speakers.
Intake Interns provide front-line intake services for callers and walk-in clients seeking legal services. They answer phone calls, greet clients, conduct intake interviews, research and become acquainted with community resources for referrals, serve as an interpreter and/or translate documents, and assist in other tasks as needed to support our attorneys. Overall, intake interns will have the opportunity to observe all aspects of running a law office, from client preparation to attending court hearings. Most of our Falls Church office clients only speak Spanish, so an advanced level of Spanish is required.
- This position is unpaid.
- Interested applicants must be available to work a minimum of 12 hours per week if during the Fall or Spring semester; summer internships require a minimum of 16 hours per week.
- Preference will be given to college undergraduate students, but high achieving high school students are welcome to apply as well.
- If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Danna Chavez Calvi
Organizing/Advocacy Interns provide assistance to our community organizers, who work primarily to address the needs of the immigrant communities in Northern Virginia. If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please contact Edgar Aranda-Yanoc
Law Students – We offer two types of opportunities for law students.
- Summer internship program – We offer an unpaid 10-week/400-hour summer law internship program. (Interns who can identify private funding for their time are encouraged to apply, and we offer assistance with applications.) email email@example.com for more information.. Proficiency in Spanish is required for summer interns in LAJC’s Falls Church office.
- Semester internship program – We offer opportunities for students at DC-area law schools to work in our offices during fall and spring semesters. For more information, please contact Clay Warner.
Legal Professionals – We offer several types of volunteer opportunities for lawyers.
- “Impact” cases – We partner with private firms from the DC area in many of our larger cases, most recently including Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP; Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.
- Individual cases – We sometimes refer individual cases – especially certain types of immigration matters – to private attorneys. Foreign language fluency is often required for these cases.
If you are interested in exploring pro bono opportunities through our Falls Church office, please contact Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg
Volunteer – We occasionally have volunteer opportunities for lawyers who are retired or otherwise not actively practicing. In most cases, Spanish fluency is required. If you are interested in pursuing volunteer opportunities in our Falls Church office, please contact Clay Warner.
The Legal Aid Justice Center values community support. Our ability to provide quality legal representation depends on generous donations of time and money. In order to use these precious resources in the most effective way possible, we are only able to accept a limited number of volunteers for which we have the infrastructure and staff supervision to support. To inquire about current volunteer opportunities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a message stating your interest and abilities.