Internship | Volunteer | Community Service

Internships | Volunteer Opportunities 

Internships and volunteer opportunities are a great place to start expanding your resume and building interpersonal skills and community work.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area: Immigrant Justice Intern

Internship Duties: The Immigrant Justice intern will provide critical assistance to the LCCR’s asylum program by helping screen and interview potential clients, as well as coordinate intakes with volunteers and potentially conduct intakes.

1. Screening:
Call individuals on waitlist to be screened, and organize information for determination of intake eligibility.
Provide social services referrals to individuals to be referred out.

2. Intakes:
Coordinate between potential clients and LCCR volunteers to schedule and facilitate intake appointments.
As experience is gained and skills are developed accordingly, potentially conduct intake interviews.
Prepare evaluations of intakes and draft memoranda to report information from completed intakes to the asylum program.

3. Client Data Management: Input data pertaining to individuals screened and interviewed into Salesforce.


LCCR is seeking applicants with the following qualifications:

  1. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish. Must be comfortable conducting phone calls in


  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  3. Must be organized, efficient, and detail-oriented.

  4. Prior experience working with immigrant communities and/or in immigration law preferred.

  5. Prior experience working with survivors of violence and trauma strongly preferred.

  6. Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, and Excel is preferred.

  7. Prior experience using client management databases, especially Salesforce preferred.

To Apply:

The asylum program is looking for a commitment of 8-20 hours per week. Applicants who can fulfill a minimum of these hours should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a résumé to (with “Intern - Immigrant Justice” in the subject line).

Internships Available with Representative Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader

The District Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi seeks competent, passionate, personable college students and recent college graduates for the Internship program for the Summer Semester 2019. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's internship program offers the unique opportunity to learn about the functions of the House of Representatives, the Congresswoman's work in representing the City of San Francisco, and her role as the Speaker of the House. 

Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills including written and verbal
  • Knowledge of and experience with various computer programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Attention to detail and an ability to complete tasks efficiently and thoroughly
  • An interest in policy issues and government

Selected Intern Duties:

  • Office administrative support which includes greeting constituents, answering phones, sorting mail, data entry, organizing press clips and assisting staff with front desk/reception duties
  • Assisting staff in planning press conferences and community events
  • Researching and drafting responses for office correspondence

While the internship is unpaid, Congresswoman Pelosi supports students requesting credit for their internship through their school or university. Applicants should be punctual, organized, and flexible as tasks and environments vary.   

Contact Tina Rubio (415) 556-4862 to request an application.

Location: San Francisco Federal Building 90 7th Street, Suite 2-800, San Francisco, CA.

Times: Flexible, based on intern’s availability - Monday-Friday, 10:00a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Centro Legal de la Raza Diversity Legal Pipeline

This summer Centro Legal de la Raza is hosting our fifth annual Diversity Legal Pipeline, a one-week long program for undergrads or recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in law. This program introduces students to attorneys from different practice areas, explains what law school is like, includes an LSAT workshop, and helps build understanding of the law school application process. The program will take place from July 8th-12th in Oakland and is free to students.

The application for the Diversity Legal Pipeline program is now live and we are contacting local colleges and universities to get the word out. We are very interested in reaching out to students at SF State so please feel free to forward this email to students you work with or other counselors, educators, or programs that you think would appreciate knowing about this program.

The application deadline is April 28th by 5pm. If you have any questions I can be reached at and by direct line at (510) 274-2415.

Community Service 

  • This guide covers the benefits of community volunteering, which can include early work experience, eligibility for scholarships and grants, academic credit, and life skills. In addition to highlighting some of the most recognized programs across the country, this guide provides 7 tips on how to get the most of community service in college and an extensive list of scholarships available exclusively to those engaged in community service.