DMRS’ Legal internships are a great way for students and recent graduates to learn more about immigration issues and gain valuable experience in their area of interest.  The time commitment required for interns is flexible and depends on the needs of the intern, DMRS, and the interns’ college, university, or other program.  All internships are unpaid unless otherwise specified.  However, should you be eligible for external funding from your university or other source, DMRS will be happy to support your application and provide any assistance needed to secure funding.

Fellowship Opportunity: Equal Justice Works 2023-2025 

Calling all 3L students who wish to pursue a career in public interest law! Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. is seeking committed, enthusiastic and diligent individuals with a keen interest in practicing immigration law at its epicenter in El Paso, TX. The Equal Justice Works Fellowship assists young lawyers in overcoming barriers in order to pursue their passion in public interest law. For further information please visit the Equal Justice Works website at:

As a grantee site, we are actively seeking fellowship applicants who are interested in helping us further our mission by increasing access to justice for the immigrant population of El Paso and surrounding areas.

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For more information about the Equal Justice Works Fellowship program, please visit:

Summer Internships

Every year several law students spend their summer at DMRS  gaining hands on experience in immigration law.  Legal interns must have completed at least one year of law school to participate in this program.

*Every year, DMRS typically receives funding to support one paid legal intern for the summer in our Removal Defense Program.  Please check this page in January for information regarding this opportunity and how to apply. 
There is also an opportunity for an unpaid internship with the Removal Defense Unit. 

*Pre-law and paralegal students are welcome to serve throughout the school year as volunteersTasks may include legal research, writing, and administrative tasks.

Please contact Katie Hudak if you have any questions or to learn more about current opportunities:

Katie HudakDevelopment Coordinator(915) 532-3975, ext. 1005

*For available Fellowship opportunities, please see our Employment page

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