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Summer Clerk Program

advising-the-icc-icon-croppedLearning for social justice.  Lawyering for social justice.  Litigating for social justice.

“I particularly enjoyed the research and writing focus of the fellowship. It seems to be a great way to progress from the knowledge gleaned from a survey immigration law course to real-life practice…I also enjoyed the mix of projects. The experience included everything from researching quick criminal issues the day of a hearing to simple motions to short memos to complex appellate briefs.”

“The firm was very supportive, I made great friends and for me, best of all, I contributed to making our nation a safer place for immigrants and refugees.”

“In working at ILG, I finally realized how all of the skills I learned in law school could be used in a powerful way not only to change the legal status of individual clients but to advocate for systemic changes to our immigration laws as a whole.”

Each summer, ILG sponsors a summer clerk to work with the firm in advancing the rights of immigrants and refugees.  The clerkship provides an opportunity for law students to work directly with clients and get hands on experience with impact litigation.

The Summer Clerk is a paid, temporary position lasting at least 10 weeks.  The start date is usually in mid-June.  The length of the position and start dates are flexible.  Clerks can expect to work full-time.  Housing and moving expenses are the clerk’s responsibility.  Applications for the position become available in October each year for the following summer.

The summer clerk positions are highly competitive.  The clerkship is open to any law student at an accredited U.S. institution who has completed at least two years of full-time or part-time legal studies.  Individuals are encouraged to follow the submission instructions closely to insure full consideration of the application.

Deadline has passed for applications for Summer Clerk 2017. Please check back next year!


Reports from our past summer clerks:

Erin Carter, ILG Law Clerk 2016

Sarah Flinn, ILG Law Clerk 2016

Jimmy Phavasiri, ILG Law Clerk 2015

Scott Ventrudo ILG Law Clerk 2014

Bonnie Sailer, 2013 ILG Summer Clerk

Angie Ferrer Summer 2012 Law Clerk Report