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 legal services, community outreach, and nonprofit  management. Click below to complete an application for an internship at Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates.


  • Preference will first be given to college students and law students. Internship opportunities for high school students are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
  • 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 8 hours a week. Summer interns must commit to 10 hours a week, but up to 20 hours is allowed to gain the most from the experience.
  • 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.
  • Interns MUST provide their own transportation.
  • All internships are unpaid.

Meet our Spring 2020 interns!

Hannah Krepostman Legal Intern

My name is Hannah Krepostman and I am a senior at Hope College. I am studying Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies. I hope to attend law school after my undergraduate studies in order to pursue a career in law. I am very grateful for the opportunity to gain legal experience at Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates!

Maggie Houseman – Legal Intern

My name is Maggie Houseman and I am entering my second year at Hope College, where I am a Social Work major with a Spanish minor. This summer, I am working with Lighthouse as the Education/Advocacy Intern. After graduating from Hope, I plan on attending grad school for Social Work.

Alexia Gomez – Legal Intern

My name is Alexia Gomez, and I’m a legal intern here at LIA. I’m happy to be able to have this opportunity working with the staff here as well as expanding my knowledge in this field. I recently  graduated from Muskegon Community College and plan to study international business and international relations when I return to school in the fall of 2020 at Western Michigan University.  Long term I hope to continue to work with people from around the world.