Immigration Detention Attorney Fellowship Job Announcement

Through generous funding from the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund, RMIAN is hiring an attorney in a one-year fellowship position to provide immigration representation to Denver-residents in civil immigration detention in Aurora, Colorado. The attorney will continue representation for Denver-resident clients released from detention, as well. The attorney will work to ensure due process and equal access to justice in a system that has no right to court-appointed counsel, and as part of a larger network working for universal representation for clients in immigration detention. The fellowship, funded for one year, will begin in early 2019.

Position Requirements:

  • Admission to any state bar

  • Experience in immigration law, preferably in removal defense and with detained populations

  • Spanish fluency – both written & oral, and demonstrated cultural competency

  • Strong sense of personal initiative, commitment to and understanding of working with clients in detention, ability to multi-task and work well under pressure, and interest in creative lawyering

  • Passion for RMIAN’s mission and demonstrated commitment to social justice

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills, as well as legal research skills

  • Commitment to engaging with community members, partners, and stakeholders

  • Public speaking ability and ease in explaining immigration law to a wide variety of audiences


Salary DOE; includes generous benefits package. 

To Apply:

Please send a detailed cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to Early submission highly encouraged. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.

RMIAN is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the importance of diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and other underrepresented and marginalized groups. RMIAN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status or veteran status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment free from discrimination. Visit us on the Web at