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Careers & internships

We’re committed to maintaining an inclusive, welcoming workplace where passionate people from all backgrounds work together to defend immigrant rights.

Take a look at our latest postings below.

Find your place

We’re looking for people like you.

We have an unshakeable hope for a better future, care deeply about people, and believe in every person’s fundamental right to safety, dignity, and freedom. Sound familiar? We’d love to have you join us.

If you have further questions or need assistance with the application process, please email HR@amicacenter.org. Thank you again for considering our organization as a potential employer.

  • Position summary

    A Paralegal on the Children’s Program works collaboratively with legal and social services staff to:

    1. coordinate and participate in visits to detention centers for the purpose of conducting Know Your Rights presentations and legal screenings with detained children
    2. support attorneys in providing legal services to unaccompanied immigrant children, including assisting with paperwork and case preparation
    3. contribute to the program’s provision of services, including administrative tasks such as database maintenance and reporting to funders
    4. ensure clients receive high-quality, culturally competent legal services while detained and after release

    See Paralegal, Children’s Program details

  • Position summary

    A Senior Attorney on the Children’s Program works collaboratively with staff and leadership to:

    1. provide high-quality, culturally competent direct legal services to detained and released unaccompanied immigrant children
    2. coordinate and carry out visits to detention centers for the purpose of conducting legal intakes and Know Your Rights presentations to detained children
    3. mentor pro bono attorneys providing legal services to unaccompanied immigrant children
    4. contribute to the success of the program, building a culture of collaboration and learning
    5. promote a team culture of equity and inclusion

    See Senior Attorney, Children’s Program details

  • Position summary

    A Senior Attorney in the Detained Adult Program focuses on:

    1. the provision of direct legal services under a universal representation model to immigrant adults held in facilities in Virginia and Maryland
    2. the supervision of staff attorneys and legal assistants (also including supervision of interns and fellows)
    3. the mentoring of pro bono attorneys

    This position is based in our Baltimore, Maryland office and will work primarily with our Maryland focused universal representation project/public defender model. This project provides legal representation to detained immigrants regardless of their criminal history and immigration procedural postures.

    See Senior Attorney, Detained Adult Program details

  • Position summary

    A Staff Attorney on the Children’s Program works collaboratively with staff and leadership to:

    1. provide high-quality, culturally competent direct legal services to detained and released unaccompanied immigrant children
    2. coordinate and carry out visits to detention centers for the purpose of conducting legal intakes and Know Your Rights presentations to detained children
    3. mentor pro bono attorneys providing legal services to unaccompanied immigrant children
    4. contribute to the success of the program, building a culture of collaboration and learning
    5. promote a team culture of equity and inclusion

    See Staff Attorney, Children’s Program details

  • Position summary

    A Staff Attorney in the Detained Adult Program focuses on:

    1. screening individuals for program eligibility and immigration relief
    2. managing a caseload of direct legal services to immigrant adults held in facilities in Virginia, Maryland and outside the DMV region
    3. maintaining client and stakeholder information up to date in the organization’s database
    4. advocating with stakeholders and community representatives for programs and clients
    5. the mentoring of pro bono attorneys

    See Staff Attorney, Detained Adult Program details

Equity, diversity, and anti-racism

Our commitment to anti-racism starts with us.

As we fight to dismantle the racist institutions and systems that harm immigrant children and adults every day, we also strive to create a workplace culture that mirrors the world we’re fighting to create. Learn more about the steps we’re taking to make that happen.

Read our anti-racism statement

More ways to work together

  • Volunteer

    Help support clients, translate important court documents, participate in advocacy, and more. There are a variety of ways to make a real impact as a volunteer.

    See volunteer opportunities

  • Ways to give

    Your contributions make our work possible. Find the donation method that works best for you.

    See ways to give

  • Become a pro bono partner

    Join law firms, corporate legal departments, and law school clinics providing free legal services to people in detention and at risk of deportation.

    See pro bono program

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