Legal Team Intern

Programming · Louisville, Kentucky
Department Programming
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level

This position is part of the legal Clinic Team and the assigned support person is Mildred Mechu-Johnson with the coordination of Mario Obrer. At La Casita Center we all work as part of a circle and are equally part of the team, but to support the professional growth of the student, activities will be guided by the support person. This position also requires collaboration between the different areas of La Casita Center, including community liaisons, hospitality, and others.

Under the supervision of the La Casita team, interns will assist with legal support matters. Specific duties will vary depending on experience and ability. 

  • Document prep: including DACA renewals, work permits, and change of venue 
  • Drafting letters and motions on behalf of individuals
  • Conducting intake with individuals
  • Supporting legal clinic’s administrative needs such as filing, organization
  • Translation of documents
  • Calling for updates on cases
  • Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP) outreach, visits the local offices to meet with enrollees and obtain data, advertising La Casita’s programs
  • Observe and support attorney consultations during weekly legal clinic
  • Accompany individuals to immigration court and ICE -

Internships are available for one semester or year-round and are open to first, second, and third-year law students. Exceptions can be made for undergrad students with a demonstrated interest in pursuing studies or a career in immigration law. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, an interest in immigration law, an ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced work environment, and a commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees.


This is an unpaid internship.


Spanish fluency is required

Knowledge of google docs

Knowledge to use zoom

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    Louisville, Kentucky
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