Brooklyn at the border

The Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship Program offers a special opportunity for students to provide essential legal assistance to immigrants. The Fellowship will support work taking place in the U.S. on behalf of migrants. Students locate internships in organizations that fit this description and engage in 10 weeks of supervised legal work. Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend.

The law school also can provide limited financial support to defray travel costs. Fellows are responsible for securing their placements as well as travel arrangements, food and lodging and local transportation.


Both full-time and part-time students who have completed their first year of study are eligible for an Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship. Successful applicants will demonstrate a dedication to immigration law, identify a proposed or secured internship, and submit a timely application. All applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Most organizations at the border prefer fluency in Spanish so carefully check their website.

Once selected, fellows are expected to report on their summer internships and the legal challenges that they addressed at a luncheon for the Brooklyn Law School community during the fall semester.


The deadline will vary from year to year, and students should check Symplicity for up to date information. The application requires an internship proposal that includes a statement of interest and a current resume. Applicants who already have secured a placement will be given priority.


For questions about the Fellowship, please contact