Volunteering at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

ILCM is grateful to the volunteers who have shared their time and talents with the organization in the service of immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. These volunteers enable ILCM to expand its services in ways that would not otherwise be possible for a small nonprofit legal office.

Many position descriptions are listed below, but the list is not exhaustive. If you have unique language capacity, talents, or connections and want to get involved, please let us know. (Photographers, journalists, etc.)

If you are a student, formal internship arrangements, college credit, or work study can sometimes be arranged with your school. Attorney's can volunteer with one of our pro bono projects.

  • Volunteer and Intern Positions

    Position Title Brief Responsibilities Brief Requirements Application Timeline
    Naturalization Intern Assist the Pro Bono Coordinator in identifying and screening clients who are eligible for naturalization. English and Spanish fluency required. Not accepting applications.
    Pro Bono Project Intern

    Support the Pro Bono Coordinator in launching two new projects: the DREAM Project and the Children Citizenship Project.

    Spanish or Somali skills highly preferred. Not accepting applications.
    Development Intern Support ILCM's development functions with donor data management, proposal and report preparation, correspondence, and filing.
    Currently accepting applications for fall.
    Bilingual Office Assistant Assist in the day-to-day operations of this nonprofit office. Promote ILCM's capacity to serve its clients and fulfill its mission. Fluency in English AND another language. Preferably Spanish, Hmong or Somali. Currently accepting applications.
    Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Assistance Project Assistant Assist legal staff with cases involving victims of crimes who are eligible for special relief under immigration laws. Spanish fluency

    Currently accepting applications.

    Prefer one-year commitment.

    Worthington Legal Clerk Assist legal staff with intake, client screening, case handling, and document translation in Southwest Minnesota. English and Spanish fluency Not accepting applications.
    Bilingual Intake Specialist Assist in the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit office including collecting information during initial client screening English and Spanish fluency

    Currently accepting applications.

    Volunteer Translator and Interpreter Support our legal staff through document translation and occasional interpretation. Fluency in English AND one of the following: Somali, Oromo, Spanish, or Hmong. Currently accepting applications.
    Detainee Assistance Program Intern The intern will assist legal staff in answering calls from detainees and relaying information about court processes. English and Spanish fluency Currently accepting applications.

  • How to Apply

    Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to volunteer (at) ilcm.org, attn: Volunteer Coordinator. Some positions may have additional requirements such as references or writing samples. For more details, please contact the volunteer coordinator at (651) 641-1011.

    Cover letters must address the following points:

    1. What is your interest in ILCM's work?
    2. What contributions can you bring to the organization?
    3. Why do you believe that advocacy for immigrants is important?

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