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?


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.


Temporary Staff Immigration Attorney

Safe Passage Project is looking for a Temporary Staff Immigration Attorney to work with us from March 1, 2021 through July 30, 2021 to support with scheduled family leaves. 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.


Temporary Senior Immigration Attorney

Safe Passage Project is looking for a Temporary Senior Immigration Attorney to work with us from March 1, 2021 through July 30, 2021 to support with scheduled family leaves. The Senior 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. The Senior Immigration 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.


Summer 2021 College Intern

We consider college interns to be an important and exciting addition to our diverse 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. While our internship will be fully virtual this summer, we will offer a comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the summer and several virtual brown bag lunches throughout the internship with staff attorneys discussing important legal topics and participating in Q&A sessions with our interns. Interns will work on cases that may involve Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U non-immigrant status, adjustment of status, naturalization, or DACA renewals. You will work with Safe Passage staff who are directly representing clients or supporting pro bono volunteer attorneys. To apply, visit this link: https://forms.gle/HjUDCeBEgtKk3jvYA.


Summer 2021 Legal Intern

We consider law student interns to be important and exciting additions to our diverse team of lawyers, paralegals, and social workers. Interns will be assigned either one or two supervisors. They will engage in regular check-in meetings and two designated feedback sessions with their supervisors. We will offer a comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the summer. Interns will work on cases that may involve Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U non-immigrant status, adjustment of status, naturalization, or DACA renewals. You will work with Safe Passage staff who are directly representing clients or supporting pro bono volunteer attorneys. To apply, visit this link: https://forms.gle/rhTkurrpD1Tup8t8A.


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.