DACA Response Immigration Legal Fellow -- PA Central & East

bilingual Spanish speaker

posted 10/29/2020, applications accepted rolling basis

The Community Justice Project seeks a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) response immigration fellowship attorney.


CJP has an opening for an approximately one-year DACA response immigration fellowship attorney. The fellowship attorney will be primarily responsible for handling DACA cases in Berks County and Northeastern Pennsylvania and coordinating CJP’s overall DACA response, including producing outreach materials, keeping up-to-date with changes from USCIS, and organizing clinics. The attorney may also be asked to assist with other types of immigration applications on an as-needed basis.


The fellowship attorney will work remotely, but occasional travel to Reading, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Harrisburg, and other parts of Pennsylvania may be necessary.  The fellowship attorney will be supervised by CJP’s immigration lawyers.


The attorney must be bilingual in Spanish and must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills. A demonstrated commitment to the low-income client community is also essential. Immigration legal service experience is preferred but not required. 3Ls will be considered. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


CJP is a statewide legal aid program that is part of Pennsylvania’s Legal Aid Network, but it does not receive Legal Services Corporation funding. It specializes in class action and other litigation and advocacy that impacts Pennsylvania’s low-income residents. CJP conducts broad advocacy in all forms and subject areas, which include civil rights, employment, housing, community development, consumer, immigration, immigrant rights, and public benefits. CJP works with local legal aid programs across the state, but it also does its own community outreach from offices in Reading, Hazleton, Scranton, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh.


Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Marielle Macher, Community Justice Project, 118 Locust Street, Harrisburg, PA. 17101 or e-mail in PDF or Word to mmacher@cjplaw.org. The Community Justice Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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