Fellowship Announcement

Opportunity to Collaborate with Pangea Legal Services on EJW/Skadden Fellowship Applications

Pangea Legal Services (Pangea) seeks to sponsor a rising third-year law student or recent post-graduate law student for a public interest fellowship beginning in the fall of 2019.  This position may be based out of Pangea’s San Francisco office or San Jose office.  Pangea will work with the applicant to develop a project proposal for Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and other funding, including post-graduate law school funding. 

Pangea Legal Services is a non-profit in the Bay Area focused on providing direct services to immigrants in removal proceedings, and integrating policy advocacy and community empowerment into our direct services work.  Any student who is interested in developing a fellowship in either one of the following areas should contact us:

1)    Direct legal representation of immigrants, including children and families, in removal proceedings; and

2)    Habeas litigation to challenge government detention of immigrants.

Please send your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, references, and writing sample to bianca@pangealegal.org with “2019 Legal Fellowship” as the subject line by July 20th, 2018. 

Legal Internship (San Francisco)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Legal Internship (San Francisco)

Pangea Legal Services is a growing non-profit organization based in San Francisco and Santa Clara County. Our vision is to live in a world where individuals can realize their fundamental right to move.  We work toward this vision through legal representation of immigrants in deportation proceedings, community empowerment, and policy advocacy. We are currently recruiting summer and fall law clerks to join our team.  If you are someone with a positive attitude, a passion for producing high-quality work, and a love for the community we serve, then please apply! 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in providing direct legal representation to immigrants in removal proceedings
  • Contribute to policy advocacy initiatives, community education, and coalition building efforts in the Bay Area
  • Contribute to a small, tight-knit, and innovative nonprofit

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluency or proficiency in Spanish (other languages a plus)
  • Passion for refugee, immigrant, and human rights
  • Prior immigration or refugee law experience
  • Ability to work independently and in teams alike
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you believe you might be a good fit, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, copy of your transcript, and three references to welcome@pangealegal.org.  Please indicate “Spring 2019/Summer 2019 Law Clerk Application” in the subject line of your email.  During the academic school year, we require a minimum commitment of 16 hours/week.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Pangea is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We believe diversity makes us stronger and we welcome applicants diverse in race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other areas. 

Request for Consultant Services (San Jose)

Consultant for South Bay Legal Immigration Services Network (SBLISN)

Overview:

The South Bay Legal Immigration Services Network (SBLISN) is comprised of nine established Santa Clara County-based immigration legal services organizations.  SBLISN improves access to and quality of immigrant legal services and community education for immigrants and refugees in Santa Clara County (SCC) through service coordination, common capacity building, and project collaboration. Forty percent of Santa Clara County's population is foreign born and an estimated 180,000 remain undocumented.  Serving the community since 2009, SBLISN is poised for growth and expansion. We are seeking a contracted coordinator who is positive, solution-oriented, and can help us in this exciting next stage of our collaborative work.  

 

SBLISN seeks a part-time coordinator to:

  • Strengthen SBLISN’s external communication and advocacy efforts
  • Enhance our visibility to external audiences through social media and other platforms 
  • Perform funding research, guide, and participate in SBLISN’s fundraising efforts
  • Provide internal coordination, facilitation, and follow-up to advance SBLISN’s collaborative goals as well as enhance and streamline the collaborative’s internal functioning
  • Research best practices developed by similar collaboratives
  • Visit the nine organizations at their offices during the contract period

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working on immigration issues and/or with immigration legal services organizations
  • Experience facilitating events and coordinating groups 
  • Self-starter and able to initiate and follow through on projects 
  • Communications skills, and desire to lead SBLISN’s social media presence and policy efforts
  • Desire to research funding opportunities, draft applications, and support fundraising efforts
  • Positive attitude and desire to work with a motivated, hard-working collaborative

 

Term/Compensation:

The contract period is September 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.  Compensation currently available is up to $30,000.  We anticipate that this position will require at least 15 hrs/week.  We hope for this position to become permanent. 

 

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to welcome@pangealegal.org.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 20, 2018. 

 

SBLISN Organizations:

Asian Law Alliance

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Center for Employment and Training

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

International Rescue Committee

Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center

Pangea Legal Services

Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)

Step Forward Foundation

 

 

SPANISH DOCUMENT TRANSLATION NEEDED

VOLUNTEER POSITION: SPANISH TRANSLATOR (WORK REMOTELY) 

Pangea Legal Services (Pangea) is a growing non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California.  We serve the immigrant community, particularly in the area of deportation defense.  In addition to direct services, we advocate on behalf of immigrants through policy advocacy, education, and legal empowerment efforts.  Our vision is to live in a world where the fundamental right to move is respected by all. 

Pangea is currently looking for volunteer Spanish to English translators.  This is a remote position, perfect for busy students and working professionals looking to make an impact.  Translations can be done at home during flexible hours.

TRANSLATOR POSITION DESCRIPTION:

•          Translate legal documents, personal letters, and news reports from written Spanish into written English

DESIRED SKILLS, QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

•           Proficiency in written Spanish and English

•           Attention to detail in writing

•           Ability to work independently

•           Passion for refugee, immigrant, and human rights

HOW TO APPLY:

If you believe you might be a good fit, please submit a resume and 1-paragraph description of your Spanish and English language abilities to advocate@pangealegal.org.  Please indicate “Translator Application” in the subject line of your email.