Employment, Internships, and Volunteering

We are often looking for outstanding candidates for full-time and intern positions.

Staff:

Staff Attorney (Ypsilanti), posted 11/16/21

Farmworker & Immigrant Worker Rights Paralegal (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti), posted 10/28/21

Full- and Part-Time Legal Assistant for Immigrant Children (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Ypsilanti, or Alma, MI), posted 10/21/21

Staff Attorney for Immigrant Children (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti), posted 10/21/21

Supervising Attorney for Immigrant Children (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti), posted 10/21/21

Office and Legal Assistant (Grand Rapids), posted 9/15/21

Community Resource Legal Assistant for Immigrant Children (Any location), updated 8/10/21

 

Internship/Externship:

MIRC is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2021 internships.

MIRC considers law student and undergraduate interns on a rolling basis.  MIRC often has opportunities for internships for law students and undergraduates at our Ypsilanti, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Kalamazoo offices. Candidates with Spanish or other relevant language ability are strongly preferred. Internships are available on a rolling basis. Law students and other students are always welcome to inquire about possible positions by submitting a cover letter and resume.

 

Volunteers:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Our office has several opportunities for volunteers to get involved in our work though most of these are focused on attorneys. We sometimes have a need for additional office/administrative support. Below, you will find a list of common projects/cases for volunteers:

  • Pro bono representation: MIRC places cases with pro bono attorneys and then provides continued mentoring/support throughout the duration of the case. No foreign language proficiency is required, though if you do speak Spanish, Arabic, French, or Mandarin, that is very helpful. Prior immigration experience is a plus, though not necessarily required. Cases include but are not limited to VAWA, U, and T visas (for survivors of domestic violence), bond representation in removal proceedings, removal defense, and representation for some unaccompanied youth. If you are interested in pro bono representation, please contact Ruby Robinson.
  • Interpreters: If you speak languages other than Spanish and are interested in being an on-call interpreter, please consider filling out this form. We do not know if/when we will call you because we cannot predict when a Tagalog or Urdu interpreter will be needed. When the need arises, we will contact you about availability.
  • General Volunteer Work: On occasion we have need for volunteers for special projects, which are infrequent and generally on a time-limited basis. If you are interested in volunteering your skills in the event that we have a project fitting your abilities, please fill out this form. We will follow up with you if we have any projects available that fit your skills.