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.

¡Conoce a nuestros pasantes!

Hannah Krepostman Pasante Legal

Me llamo Hannah Krepostman y estare empezando mi cuarto año en Hope College. Estoy estudiando psicología y los estudios de mujeres y géneros. Espero asistir a una escuela de leyes después de graduarme para perseguir una carrera en leyes. ¡Estoy muy agradecida por la oportunidad de adquirir experiencia legal con Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates!

Maggie Houseman – Pasante Legal

Me llamo Maggie Houseman y estare empezando mi segundo año en Hope College, donde estoy especializándome en trabajo social con una asignatura secundaria en español. Este verano, estoy trabajando con Lighthouse como su pasante de alcance y educación. Después de graduarme de Hope College, planeo en seguir estudiando trabajo social en un programa posgrado.

Alexia Gomez – Pasante Legal

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.