Job List

Safety Net Project

The Safety Net Project (SNP) at the Urban Justice Center operates legal clinics at food pantries, soup kitchens, community health centers, and City Council offices throughout New York City to help ensure that New York City’s most underserved communities have access to safe and secure housing and fundamental resources like food and cash assistance. SNP combines direct legal services, policy advocacy, and community organizing to reduce poverty and homelessness.

SNP seeks applicants for the position of Housing Staff Attorney. The Housing Staff Attorney will provide direct legal representation to tenants in the area of landlord-tenant law, including civil proceedings in NYC Housing Court, affirmative litigation and New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) hearings and appeals.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Supervising Attorney in our Capacity Building practice, which currently includes two staff attorneys. 

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking a Staff Attorney to be part of IRAP’s Legal team in our Beirut, Lebanon office. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in refugee, human rights, and immigration/international law, and to be part of a growing agency that makes an impact on the lives of refugees. The staff attorney will maintain a caseload directly representing refugees and will advocate on their behalf with the United Nations, U.S. and foreign governments, and other relevant agencies. The staff attorney will also advise IRAP pro bono teams representing refugees and will liaise with IRAP NGO partners and civil society actors in Lebanon. The position reports to the Middle East Field Director.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing agency that makes an important impact on the lives of refugees.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP seeks a full-time Development Manager in its New York office with the energy and experience to assist the development team in identifying, nurturing, and stewarding funder relationships. IRAP’s Board, Executive Director, and development team have spent much time over the past few years building a network of engaged donors and supporters. The organization’s prospect pool is growing and IRAP is engaged in outreach and cultivation efforts with corporate, individual, and foundation funders. This position will encompass various aspects of fundraising across the different departmental portfolios. The Development Manager will be an integral part of the IRAP team, reporting to IRAP’s Director of Development and Director of Institutional Giving.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP’s litigation department seeks to sponsor law students and lawyers who have external fellowship funding (from a school, law firm, or otherwise) to work at IRAP for a minimum of three months (but above six months preferred) in our New York City office. **This posting is NOT for those seeking sponsors for Skadden or Equal Justice Works fellowships — please wait for a separate posting for those opportunities which will be posted in early summer.**

Fellows will be supervised by attorneys in the litigation department, but may have opportunities to collaborate with other departments including Legal, Policy, and Communications. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing organization that makes an important impact on the lives of refugees.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of supervising attorney. The position will focus on advocacy on behalf of low-wage immigrants connected to organizing campaigns. The supervising attorney will join an existing immigrants’ rights team that partners with community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City.

Background
CDP provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. CDP employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the CDP’s work by looking at our website: http://cdp.urbanjustice.org/

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project seeks a law student extern to work on a new project focused on for-profit immigration bond companies. The extern will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with CDP’s Immigrants’ Rights and Consumer Justice teams to document the experiences of New York community members who have used bond company services and to explore advocacy opportunities to address misleading or abusive practices. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to immigrants’ rights advocacy and/or familiarity with the immigration detention and bond process are especially encouraged to apply.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Transactional Staff Attorney in our Capacity Building practice. The Transactional Staff Attorney will provide legal advice and assistance to: (i) groups of workers establishing worker-owned cooperative businesses and established worker-owned cooperative businesses in connection with incorporation, governance and other matters; (ii) small businesses in connection with commercial lease review and negotiations; and (iii) grassroots organizations, including nonprofits and unincorporated associations, in connection with incorporation, tax exemption and compliance with corporate, employment, tax and other laws.

The position offers a unique opportunity to develop expertise in several areas of the law while building relationships with local community organizers, leaders, and service providers. The position will report to the Executive Director of CDP. Upon the hiring of a Supervising Attorney for CDP’s Capacity Building practice, the position will report to the Supervising Attorney.

Urban Justice Center

We are seeking a strong Senior Accountant who can provide exceptional support in the financial operations of a growing organization. 

Domestic Violence Project

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC's most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a Fall Legal Intern to work with and on behalf of immigrant survivors of domestic violence. DVP's mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims’ human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers, and advocates provide immigration legal services, legal representation in New York City Family Courts, Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, and Immigration Court, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and ongoing domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

DVP seeks a Fall Legal Intern to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide assistance to immigration attorneys in matters such as VAWA self-petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, U and T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, and other forms of immigration relief. This internship placement may be in any of the five boroughs.

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