Employment, Internships, and Volunteering

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

Staff:

Staff Attorney for Afghan Arrivals (Kalamazoo or Ypsilanti), posted 5/17/2022

Paralegal for Afghan Arrivals (Kalamazoo or Ypsilanti), posted 5/17/2022

Staff Attorney - Immigration Court Helpdesk (Detroit), posted 4/19/2022

Community Referrals Assistant for Immigrant Children (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti), posted 4/01/2022

Data Coordinator for Immigrant Children (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti), posted 3/29/2022

Legal Assistant for Immigrant Children (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti), posted 3/29/2022

Staff Attorney for Immigrant Children (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti), posted 3/29/2022

 

Internship/Externship:

MIRC is currently seeking law student applicants for Summer 2022 Law Clerk positions. Application instructions for positions with MIRC and all other programs within the Michigan Advocacy Program can be found here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though applications received by Janurary 24th, 2022 will receive priority. Applications are only open to current law students at this time. Non-law students interested in summer positions should keep an eye on this page for more information around March.

 

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 English 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.