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Public Interest Internship Opportunity (2L/3L)

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law has received generous funding for a stipend to support up to two students working in immigration and asylum matters. In partnership with Public Counsel, the School of Law is accepting applications for a rare paid public interest legal internship opportunity. The successful candidates will receive a $2,500 stipend for each semester (fall and spring) for an academic year position. Please note that the candidate will also be able to obtain externship credit for the position.

Students will work within Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project’s Unaccompanied Children’s (UC) Team, which represents approximately 200 children who have come without parents to the United States, often after fleeing extreme violence. The UC Team defends children from deportation and represents the children in immigration court, state court and before the USCIS Asylum Office. Students will work 1.5 or 2 days per week with options for in-person, remote, and hybrid work; students will discuss and confirm their schedules directly with the supervising attorneys. Spanish fluency is preferred.

All interested 2L and 3L students are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to Michael Martinez at michael.martinez3@pepperdine.edu by July 29, 2022. Any additional questions can be sent to Professor Baker at jeff.baker@pepperdine.edu