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Law Student Internship(Remote)

About Justice in Motion: Justice in Motion protects migrant rights by ensuring justice across borders.

In the face of overwhelming legal and practical barriers, many migrants who have suffered exploitation or abuse at the hands of employers or government officials give up their rights after leaving the United States. Other migrants who flee abuse, violence, and persecution are unable to remain in safety due to lack of evidence to support their claims.

These migrants need “portable justice” - the right and ability to access justice across borders. Justice in Motion is dedicated to ensuring portable justice through legal, educational, and policy initiatives in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Essential to this transnational model is our Defender Network, a unique partnership of on-the-ground human rights organizations in Mexico and Central America. ​Justice in Motion makes sure that wherever migrants go, their rights will follow.

The Position: Justice in Motion is offering a summer internship opportunity for a law student seeking research and writing experience in the dynamic field of transnational litigation. Research and writing projects will support legal action program collaborations, scholarship to promote justice across borders, and substantive legal training of Defender Network members.


 Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

Justice in Motion is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Law student in good standing at accredited law school 

  • Strong legal research and writing skills

  • Ability to maintain deadlines, and work efficiently with initiative and independence 

  • Preference will be given to law students who can demonstrate Spanish proficiency

 Defender Network members.

Ideal start of May 30, 2023


Duration: 10 weeks, 35 hours a week (number of hours per week, as well as start and end dates, can be flexible based on candidate)

Details:  This is a $15 per hour paid internship opportunity.

Location and Travel:  Justice in Motion is a remote organization, and this position can be based anywhere in the U.S., with work hours aligned with the Eastern Time Zone


Justice in Motion values diversity in our workforce and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please email a resume, a short writing sample (fewer than 5 pages), and a customized cover letter to in the subject line, please write: “Law Intern-- [Your Name].”

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