ILS Intern
Job Type


About the Organization

Canal Alliance exists to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success.

Canal Alliance is a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment. Every day, we educate, empower, support, and partner with motivated immigrants to best meet all their unique needs—from putting food on the table, to becoming American citizens, to learning English, to graduating from college.

Canal Alliance strives for a trauma-informed collaborative and inclusive culture. We invest in high quality services, professional development, and work-life balance.

Position Summary

This is a part time position. The ILS Intern will work under the supervision of the Supervising Attorney. The position will perform tasks related to both administrative and legal functions, as needed.    


Essential Functions

  • Assist Operations with the following tasks:
  • Client communication: return calls and confirm appointments as directed by Operations Managers.
  • File and data entry: keep file room in order; input information about received mail into client database; file incoming mail in client files;
  • Translate documents from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish.
  • Assist Attorneys with the following tasks:
  • Prepare forms and filings for USCIS
  • Draft motions to the Immigration Court
  • Client communication as directed by attorney
  • Develop declarations with clients
  • Assist clients in gathering required documents
  • Document review

*Other tasks assigned by the Supervising Attorney and/or Operations Manager.



  • Working towards bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Bilingual -English and Spanish- fluency
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and excel working individually/remotely as well as in a team setting
  • Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of low-income, vulnerable clients
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Able to sit for an extended period and sufficient mobility to work in standard office/courtroom settings
  • Canal Alliance requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a legal office environment
  • Experience working with low-income and/or immigrant communities
  • Experience working with LawLogix or other legal case management software

Compensation & Benefits

$26/hour. No benefits


This position is hybrid, requiring most tasks to be performed in the office, with some flexibility for remote work.

Canal Alliance Equity and Inclusion Statement

Canal Alliance actively promotes and recognizes principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, disability, ancestry and all other identities represented among our diverse employees.

By appreciating the importance of inclusion, we acknowledge that the collective and individual talents, skills, and perspectives of our staff foster a culture of belonging, safety, collaborative practice, innovation, and mutual respect. Canal Alliance is committed to the transformation of attitudes and systems that deprive any person or group of these principals.