Career Services Internship Opportunities

Legal Internship

Description: A legal internship at the Law Office of Mercedes S. Cano provides students with the unique educational opportunity to work on cutting-edge immigration, criminal and civil cases. Responsibilities: ? Interview English- and Spanish-speaking clients to gather biographical information and documents relevant to their immigration and naturalization cases. ? Prepare and complete immigration applications and petitions on behalf of clients for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). ? Translate documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, affidavits and personal statements from Spanish to English. ? Conduct follow-up, including written and telephone communication with USCIS and respond to requests for further evidence and inquiries. ? Maintain case files by copying, faxing, and inputting information in immigration case management database. ? Notify clients of USCIS interviews; ensure they have immunization records, photos, and other required documents complete and available for the interview. ? Assist the staff attorney in completing Affidavits of Relationship for family reunification; manage case files and client communication. ? Assist with projects and administrative duties as assigned by the attorney.

Salary Unpaid
Type of Opportunity Internship
Location Jackson Heights, NY
Degree Wanted None Req.
Field of Study Criminal Justice
Special Skills & Requirements Qualifications: •Very strong research, writing and communication skills •A demonstrated commitment to and interest in immigration issues •Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding client information. •Proficiency in another language is preferred, but not required. •Excellent time management skills, organized and attentive to detail. •Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural background •Team player, ability to work in groups, or independently and help with decision-making process. •Excellent customer service skills.
Company Name Law Office of Mercedes S. Cano
Contact: Mercedes S. Cano
Address: 40-26 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11373
Phone: 718-505-8506
About the Company: Ms. Cano is experienced in the area of immigration law, specifically in matters involving deportation, political asylum and family petitions. The business center will provide individualized assistance and valuable business information giving the immigrant micro-entrepreneur the tools to compete in today's market. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but should be ASAP. We are looking for a dedicated intern to start right away. Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
How To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:


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