Join Justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts!
Justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts, a project of Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, is part of a nationwide public service initiative to provide much needed legal representation in immigration court to unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America.
Working in partnership with legal services agencies across the state, we will be placing 9 AmeriCorps attorneys at legal service organizations in Massachusetts to provide legal assistance to unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
As a Justice AmeriCorps MA member, you will gain valuable legal experience working with clients and legal services agencies.
- Eligible candidates must be a United States citizen, United States national, or lawful permanent resident
- Member must hold a J.D. degree and have passed a state bar exam (Massachusetts preferred).
- Applicants must consent in writing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check
- Spanish language knowledge preferred
A justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts member commits to a full-time, eleven-month service position (1700 hours) while receiving a living allowance of up to $25,060, health benefits, legal training, deferral of educational loans, and an education award upon completion of service.