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IRLI Internships and Clerkships

IRLI offers a limited number of internships and clerkships on both a full-time and part-time basis during the summer and academic year. Interns and law clerks typically perform research, draft legal memoranda, attend hearings, review and analyze documents, write blog posts, and perform other tasks while working on cases of national importance. Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to info@irli.org.

Communications Associate

The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) is a non-partisan, national public interest law firm dedicated to achieving responsible immigration policies, which includes limiting overall legal immigration and discouraging illegal immigration. IRLI’s boutique-sized staff and expertise in immigration law enables it to offer premier legal services to individuals, organizations, and government officials in federal and state courts and before government agencies.


IRLI is seeking a do-it all communication pro that under the supervision of the Director of Communications is the primary contact for all media inquiries and lead handler of IRLI’s social media accounts.


Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Respond to incoming media calls
  • Managing, creating, and scheduling content for all company social media accounts (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
  • Execute and manage digital advertising campaigns within budget and project timelines
  • Provide research data on request and assists in writing press releases, opinion pieces and blogs
  • Editing and cataloging all video and radio interviews done by IRLI staff
  • Find targeted market for press release, posts and tweets
  • Evaluate and oversee all media vendor relationships
  • Update IRLI’s website with program content
  • Develop media strategies to inform the public about key issues
  • Knowledge of the news cycle and an understanding of the US immigration issues
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • College graduate with a degree in journalism, communications, political science or business management is required
  • Individual must possess a minimum of 2 years combined communications, administration and social media experience
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and respond to numerous media outlets timely and effectively
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of immigration issues and policies desired


This position is located in IRLI’s headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. Some travel and occasional weekend work is required. IRLI offers generous benefits (Medical, Dental, vision, Life and 401K); salary is commensurate with experience.

Before applying, please visit our website at www.irli.org and learn more about IRLI’s mission. To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to info@irli.org.

Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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