Get Involved

Join us in protecting a child’s right to a safe, stable future.

Volunteer

Pro-bono attorneys and other volunteers are critical to the Safe Passage Project model.


Lawyers

Safe Passage Project is able to reach as many immigrant children in NYC as possible thanks to the generous commitment of over 400 pro bono attorneys — and we are always looking for more volunteers. We provide mentorship throughout the duration of the case regarding immigration and family law, practice and procedure; sample applications, motions and pleadings; documentation; and other case resources. With this mentorship model, any capable lawyer can make a major difference in an immigrant child's life. If you are interested, please contact us below and then read our Memorandum of Understanding. We'll follow up with next steps.


Law Students

Interested in immigration law? Looking for hands-on experience? We rely on the hard work and dedication of law student volunteers. Fill out the survey below if you are interested in volunteering and we'll be in touch.

If you are interested in interning with Safe Passage Project, click here to see our current internship opportunities.


Interpreters

Are you multilingual? Your language skills can make a huge difference in the life of an immigrant child. Interpreters play a critical role in helping our immigrant clients access justice and due process. Interpreters can help clients obtain asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and other forms of legal relief by interpreting during attorney-client meetings and at interviews with immigration officers. Fill out the survey below if you are interested in volunteering with Safe Passage Project and we will follow up shortly.

Careers

We are deeply passionate about fighting for the rights of immigrant children and have doubled in size every year since 2013. Are you next to join the team?


Safe Passage Project Hiring Update

We are eager to continue accepting applications from qualified candidates for our open roles. Please note that due to volatility from the COVID-19 pandemic we anticipate offers and start dates will not happen until June/July 2020. For questions about this timeline, please reach out to Kate Malekoff, our Director of People & Operations, at kmalekoff@safepassageproject.org.


Paralegal (Long Island)

We are looking for a Spanish speaking, detail-oriented professional to join a growing team of paralegals who work collaboratively to assist attorneys in Safe Passage Project’s immigration legal practice. As a paralegal, you will support attorneys with clerical and administrative tasks, and communication with clients, all while learning more about immigration law and advocacy. This is a very exciting opportunity for someone passionate about supporting vulnerable youth and someone interested in exploring immigration law as a career. This opportunity will be based in our Long Island Office.


Immigration Attorney (Long Island)

The Immigration Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. They will directly represent children in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. The Immigration Attorney will also guide pro bono attorneys through Family Court and Immigration Court proceedings, and through representation at the Asylum Office. This opportunity will be based in our Long Island Office.


Supervising Attorney (Long Island)

The Supervising Attorney will be joining a small group of dedicated public interest attorneys. They will supervise a team of attorneys and a paralegal in providing legal representation in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. The Supervising Attorney will also mentor pro bono attorneys. This opportunity will be based in our Long Island Office.


Social Worker

Safe Passage Project seeks a Social Worker to join our social work department and be responsible for the planning and coordination of time-limited, non-legal services for youth clients and their families. The social work department works to ensure that young peoples’ health, safety, and educational needs are met in order to fulfill the legal mission of Safe Passage Project.


Executive Assistant

Safe Passage Project seeks a mission-driven individual to serve as our Executive Assistant. Focused on supporting the Executive Director to maximize their capacity and impact, the Executive Assistant will play a key role in moving the organization’s priorities forward efficiently and effectively.


Finance and Contracts Manager

As Finance and Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining a high-level perspective on Safe Passage Project’s finance and accounting functions, while conducting highly detailed work on a daily basis. A good portion of your work will also include using your expertise to ensure compliance for contracts across the state, city and philanthropic sectors.


Managing Attorney - New York City