Summer Legal Intern

Kind (Internships) San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

About KIND

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every childs rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has accepted the referrals of over 20,000 children who require high quality representation in their immigration proceedings by welcoming 41,000 attendees at trainings for attorneys, other legal staff, and community partners as well as cultivating partnerships with over 600 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Description:

KIND's San Francisco office is looking for a legal intern to assist us in providing pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children in immigration court proceedings. The position will be unpaid, but we are happy to assist you with externship credit, work study, or securing funding from external sources. The position will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The intern will primarily work with KINDs team located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and there will also be frequent communication and interaction with staff in Fresno, California. Interns are expected to commit to twelve (12) weeks (preferred); minimum commitment of ten (10) weeks required.

Essential Functions:

  • Legal Screening: Assist with the initial screening of unaccompanied minor children; communicate with child clients, adult sponsors, and other agencies; and draft case referral memos.

  • Legal Research: Research current trends in immigration law and family law, country conditions, and other federal laws to assist in case preparation. Assisting with motions, affidavits, briefs, and memoranda of law.

  • Case Management: Update case summaries, track important court dates and deadlines, process referrals and communicate with clients.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a JD or LLM program.

  • Fluency in Spanish & English strongly preferred.

  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail; cultural responsiveness and cross-cultural communication skills.

  • Experience in immigration and family law strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with children and survivors of trauma preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Ability to work within an office environment and have regular interaction via telephone, videoconference, IM, and email with KIND's team.

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that a resume, cover letter and writing sample will need to be submitted along with your application in order to be considered for the desired role. Applications that do not contain all of the above-listed required materials will not be considered. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please no inquiries or phone calls.

KIND has an organization wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Legal Intern

Samsara

Posted 6 days ago

VIEW JOBS 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM 2021-04-14T00:00 Who We Are Samsara, founded in 2015, is a leader in Industrial IoT and our mission is to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy. Our solutions combine hardware and software to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations across various industries. Samsara's fast-growing team is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in San Jose, Atlanta, and London. Our team has raised $930M from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tiger Global, Dragoneer, AllianceBernstein Holding LP, Franklin Templeton, General Atlantic, Sands Capital Management and Warburg Pincus LLC. At Samsara, we welcome all. All sizes, colors, cultures, sexes, beliefs, religions, ages, people. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact. About the role: Samsara is searching for a resourceful and ambitious Legal Intern to join the legal team this summer. In this role, you will take on a broad range of legal issues that may include commercial contracts, intellectual property, privacy, employment, compliance, litigation, product, regulatory, and corporate matters. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated and eager to learn; an independent yet collaborative individual who excels in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and who can work across multiple teams. We value individuals who are always willing to consider new ideas and do not fall prey to entrenched modes of thought. We want you to be a force-multiplier, making those around you more effective. You have strong communication and interpersonal skills and are comfortable in stressful situations. You focus on the details, and you also have the broad vision to bring large and multi-stepped projects to completion. In this role, you will: * Draft and negotiate contracts of all types, including large scale enterprise software license agreements. * Provide legal advice on a wide range of legal issues across the company. * Work with different teams to drive strategic business and legal initiatives across the company. * Support ad hoc legal requests of almost every size and type. * Exercise initiative and creativity in solving challenges and accomplishing business goals. Minimum requirements for this role: * 1Ls and 2Ls in good standing at a top tier law school * Excellent communicator, project manager, and team player * Highly proactive self-starter who consistently delivers * Adaptable, flexible and creative * Aptitude for developing strong working cross-functional relationships * A practical and proactive problem-solver who possesses strong business acumen and is confident, mature, and calm under fire Benefits Working at Samsara has its perks: for all full-time global employees, we provide private medical and dental insurance plus growth and development opportunities, as well as regular virtual team and company events. In the US we offer flexible vacation time, EMEA employees receive 25 vacation days plus national bank holidays. Post-COVID we'll be back in our global offices with numerous in-office perks. Regarding COVID-19 With the spread of COVID-19, Samsara's global offices will remain closed until further notice with the exception of employees that require access to hardware and lab equipment. Our primary concern is for the health and well-being of our employees as well as candidates. We have transitioned all interviews and onboarding to be conducted virtually via Zoom video conferencing. Employees are also able to work from countries and states where Samsara is a registered entity through June 2021. All employees are expected to return to our offices when they reopen with the exception of field-based and fully remote roles. If you have any questions or concerns before applying, feel free to contact us at jobs@samsara.com. Samsara San Francisco CA

Summer Legal Intern

Kind (Internships)