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 heavily on the hard work and dedication of law student volunteers and interns. Fill out the survey below if you are interested and we'll be in touch.


All Volunteers

You don't need to be a lawyer or law student to make a difference. If you are passionate about immigrant rights and looking for a way to help, we'd love to hear from you. Fill out the survey below and we'll 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?


Finance and Operations Associate

A new position at Safe Passage Project, the Finance and Operations Associate will be a detail-oriented, self-starter with several years of non-profit experience focused on the fiscal administration of government grants. The Associate will be primarily responsible for managing data and reporting for city and state contracts for Safe Passage Project. Bookkeeping is primarily managed by our accountant and is not a core aspect of the job. However, as a member of a small support team reporting to the Head of Finance and Operations, the Associate will also perform a variety of supporting operational and human resources functions. Based in our New York City office, this is a full-time position.


Social Worker

The social worker will join a small team of social workers within a pro-bono legal aid organization and will be responsible for the planning and coordination of non-legal services for youth clients and their families. Taking a trauma-informed approach, you will meet with clients, provide referrals and advocacy, give insight and support to the legal team, and help ensure basic needs are met so that the legal mission of Safe Passage Project can be fulfilled. This role is an exciting opportunity for an MSW who wants to support immigrant youth through the stressful and confusing US immigration system.


Paralegal

We are looking for two Spanish speaking, detail-oriented professionals to join a growing team of paralegals who work collaboratively to assist attorneys in Safe Passage Project’s immigration legal practice. Attorneys are directly responsible for representing children in family court, immigration court and at the asylum office. As a paralegal, you will support attorneys with clerical tasks and communication with clients, all while learning more about immigration law and advocacy. This is a very exciting opportunity for those passionate about supporting vulnerable youth and those interested in exploring immigration law as a future career option.


Senior Staff Attorney

The Senior Staff Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Senior Staff Attorney will mentor pro bono attorneys in providing legal representation in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. Positions are open both in the NYC and Long Island Team.


Staff Attorney

The Staff Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Staff Attorney 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 Staff Attorney will also guide pro bono attorneys through Family Court and Immigration Court proceedings, and through representation at the Asylum Office. Positions are open both in the NYC and Long Island Team.


Legal Intern

We seek law student interns to be an exciting addition to our team of lawyers, paralegals, and social workers. Cases may involve Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U non-immigrant status, and DACA renewals. The work may involve supporting staff attorneys who are directly representing children or help guide volunteer lawyers who take on an individual case.


College Intern

We seek college interns to be an exciting addition to our team of lawyers, paralegals, and social workers. Interns will be assigned either one or two supervisors, have regular check-in meetings, and have two designated feedback sessions with their supervisors. We will offer a day-long comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the summer to give support and guidance for us to have a great summer. Cases may involve Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U non-immigrant status, and DACA renewals. The work may involve supporting staff attorneys who are directly representing children or help guide volunteer lawyers who take on an individual case.