Al Otro Lado Intern

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If you are interested in combating white supremacy and the structural racism of our immigration system by working in solidarity with refugees at the US-México border, you’ve come to the right place. If you would like to learn what it means to approach this work from an abolitionist #burnitalldown perspective, Al Otro Lado is the organization for you. Al Otro Lado continues to provide legal orientation and advocacy to asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico and border-wide through an almost entirely remote service delivery model and we have internship opportunities available!

To apply, please fill out our Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, feel free to email our Intern Coordinator at

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so get them in as soon as possible!

Internship assignments and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Conducting legal intakes
  • Screening clients for eligibility for relief
  • Preparing humanitarian parole documents
  • Communication with sponsors to gather case documents
  • Drafting motions and briefs
  • Contacting clients to confirm appointments and updates
  • Special projects related to impact litigation and advocacy before international human rights monitoring bodies.
  • Assisting with coordination of translation of evidence
  • Interpreting for client appointments
  • Grant writing and development support
  • Social media and communications support
  • Video editing and graphic design
  • Data management and analysis
  • Other administrative duties

All training will be provided remotely by Al Otro Lado and incorporated into the internship.

Internships run for a total 12–16 weeks, depending on the season; exact dates are included below. All seasons except summer require a minimum of 12 hours per week; the summer internship has a requirement of 15 hours weekly. Although the internship is remote, most interns' work hours are between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, in order to facilitate regular meetings with supervisors and teammates. We encourage you to review your agendas in order to meet the schedule.

Furthermore, interns must be able to offer availability in no less than 4-hour time blocks.Internship dates are as follows:


March 25  - June 14 (12 weeks)  

Minimum 12-hours per week requirement


June 10- September 6 (13 weeks)  

Minimum 15-hours per week requirement

FALL 2024

September 2- December 6   (14 weeks)

Minimum 12-hours per week requirement

Internship opportunities with Al Otro Lado are open to undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and law students, as well as members of the community who are looking to become more involved in the field of immigration and human rights. Al Otro Lado is looking for hard working individuals with a commitment to social justice. Applicants should be self directed, highly organized, flexible, and able to focus under the inevitable pressure of working within a violently racist immigration system designed to erode the rights of immigrants. Fluency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole is strongly preferred.

Al Otro Lado values diversity in the workplace, and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, formerly incarcerated individuals, individuals with disabilities, and members of underrepresented communities, including undocumented persons, indigenous communities, and single-parents.

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