ProBAR interns develop knowledge and practice skills for immigration advocacy through a combination of hands-on engagement directly with clients, participation in legal trainings, and research and writing assignments. Interested interns can also explore the possibility of gaining courtroom experience under attorney supervision. All interns will be directly supervised by an experienced attorney, and they will have opportunities to work in a team environment with our dedicated staff.

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Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2023 Internship

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to

“This internship has taught me how much more powerful our clients become when we equip them with the knowledge they need to take ownership of their cases. My internship at ProBAR has been inspirational.”
Catherine Feeley
Law student intern

Adult Team Internship

Adult Team interns will assist attorneys and paralegals with providing legal information and assistance to indigent adults in area detention facilities and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings before the Harlingen Immigration Court. Interns will participate in legal orientation services, conduct intakes, and/or provide pro se assistance to detained or non-detained participants, either individually or as part of a workshop. Interns may participate in providing direct representation to an individual appearing before the immigration court, as well as complete memos, briefs, or other legal documents. Interns may also have the opportunity to work on immigration cases impacting individuals in the local community.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in non-profit or social justice work. Experience working with immigrants or detained people is a plus. Spanish proficiency is strongly preferred.

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Children’s Team Internship

Children’s interns will support attorneys and work on cases involving direct representation of primarily Central American unaccompanied children detained in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters in South Texas. Interns may also have the opportunity to work on immigration cases impacting others in the local community.

Interns will develop direct representation expertise through meeting with clients and have opportunities to observe Immigration Court proceedings. Interns may also have the opportunity to appear as law students before the Harlingen Immigration Court. The most common types of immigration relief we seek on behalf of children include Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), asylum, T visas, and U Visas.

This position is full-time and 10 weeks in duration, with flexible start and end dates. Proficiency in Spanish is required, as is being enrolled in (or a graduate of) a Juris Doctor or LL.M. program. Applicants should have excellent communication skills; experience working with children is a plus.

“People dream of making a difference in this world, and here at ProBAR you are all doing it every day. Thank you for letting me be a part of your team this summer.”
Joanna Serrato
Law student intern
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