Join us in protecting a child’s right to a safe, stable future.
Pro-bono attorneys and other volunteers are critical to the Safe Passage Project model.
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.
Interested in immigration law? Looking for hands-on experience? We rely on the hard work and dedication of law student and college student volunteers.
If you are interested in interning with Safe Passage Project, click here to see our current internship opportunities.
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.
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?
Associate Director of Human Resources
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director of Human Resources will oversee several critical functions that support Safe Passage Project’s continued success as an organization, including managing and oversight of all HR operations, developing and maintaining policies and procedures, compensation and benefits oversight, and talent management and organizational culture. In addition, they will work in partnership to ensure the success of all operational functions and collaboratively across the entire organization so Safe Passage Project is growing a high-performing culture where staff feel engaged, motivated, and appreciated. The Associate Director of Human Resources will lead the charge of moving Safe Passage Project forward by implementing HR practices, systems and tools where they currently don’t exist, and improving all structures and practices wherever possible. This role will work closely with the Associate Director of People & Operations as well as team members across the organization who are committed to an inclusive, fair, and safe culture.
Supervising Attorney - NYC
The Supervising 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 Supervising Attorney 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 doing similar work and will participate in the leadership of Safe Passage Project.
HR & Operations Associate
The HR & Operations Associate will provide general administrative, operations, and human resources support across all functions of the People and Operations department and serve as a liaison between the department and the organization’s Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and IT consultants. Reporting to the Associate Director of People and Operations, the HR & Operations Associate is responsible for all operations relative to the entire employee lifecycle, in a generalist capacity, and will work closely with the Associate Director of Human Resources & Finance & Operations Associate.
2023 Summer Internship Program – College Intern
College interns are an important and exciting addition to our diverse team of lawyers, paralegals, and social workers. Interns will be assigned to work with either one or two supervisors. Interns will have regular check-in meetings and will have two designated feedback sessions with their supervisors. While our internship will be virtual this summer, there will be opportunities for some in person work, if desired. We will offer a comprehensive virtual orientation at the beginning of the summer and weekly virtual brown bag lunches with staff. Interns will work with clients seeking immigration benefits, such as including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U nonimmigrant status, adjustment of status, naturalization, and DACA.
2023 Summer Internship Program – Law Student Intern
Law student interns are an important and exciting addition to our diverse team of lawyers, paralegals, and social workers. Interns will be assigned to work with one or two supervisors. Interns will have weekly check-in meetings and two designated feedback sessions with their supervisors. While our internship will be virtual, there will be opportunities for some in person work, if desired. We will offer a comprehensive virtual orientation at the beginning of the summer and weekly virtual brown bag lunches with staff. Interns will work with clients seeking immigration benefits, such as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U nonimmigrant status, adjustment of status, naturalization, and DACA.