Apply Now! Immigration Clinic Summer Intern (Paid) (First Ever)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The  UNLV Immigration Clinic is opening an off-campus Community Advocacy Office in Downtown Las Vegas. With this new office, we are excited to seek applications from Boyd students for our first ever paid summer internship — the Osvaldo Fumo Summer Fellow. 


The fellowship is named in recognition of our own Prof. Fumo, who has made substantial contributions to making this new office possible. At his request, it is named for his father, who immigrated to the United States in 1964. 


The fellow will do substantive legal work as part of the clinic’s legal team, focusing on deportation defense of unaccompanied children and people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The fellow will work with and learn from seasoned and expert attorneys at the Community Advocacy Office. This is an ideal opportunity for a Boyd student interested in exploring a career in immigration law.


This is a competitive position. If interested, please email application materials to Alissa Cooley, Managing Attorney,   with “Summer Fellow Application” in the subject line. We will start reviewing applications February 21.


With your application, please include:

  • Resume
  • List of 3 references
  • A writing sample
  • A bullet point list of any training or experience you have had in immigration law (including but not limited to academic coursework) 
  • A personal statement (5 pages or less) explaining (as you see appropriate) why you believe this internship would benefit you, what you hope to learn, what skills or experience you believe you will offer, and/or any other information you would like us to know to consider your application.