Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates recognizes the need to educate the next generation of legal professions and equip them with skills and opportunities to experience the realities of serving immigrants and refugees. For these reasons, Lighthouse offers an internship program during the Fall, Spring, and Summer to individuals interested in community work, nonprofit management, and legal services. Click below to complete a submission of interest as a Lighthouse intern.
Preference will first be given to law student interns, then college students, then high school students. Ideal internship candidates are bilingual in English and Spanish, have strong writing and research skills, and work well with minimal supervision. Fall and Spring interns are expected to commit to a minimum of eight hours a week. Summer interns must commit to ten hours a week, but twenty is ideal to gain the most from the experience. All internships are unpaid. Interns MUST provide their own transportation. Interns can choose to focus on legal services, community organizing, event planning, or case management. Interns often end up doing a blend of all of these, especially during the Summer session.
Intern Spotlight: Julia Armstrong
Julia has been working for Lighthouse as a legal intern for the Fall and Spring of this year. She enters client data, assists with case files, and helps new interns integrate into Lighthouse. Julia was recently interviewed about her work by the Holland Sentinel! Read the article here!