Staff Attorney/ Senior Staff Attorney
U.S. Legal Department
New York City or Washington D.C.
The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization that provides free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes.
IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City and Washington D.C.), Jordan (Amman), Germany (Berlin) and Lebanon (Beirut). Our legal services are supplemented by a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading U.S. and international law firms and multi-national corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters across the United States and Canada. Through this work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 80 full-time staff, the majority of whom are based in the New York City office. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.
IRAP is hiring for multiple attorney positions for attorneys to work in direct legal services and be a part of the growing U.S. Legal Department in our New York office. The available positions will focus primarily on direct representation of refugees and other displaced people seeking admission or parole into the United States. The attorneys will also be responsible for aiding in training, supporting, and advising pro bono teams of law firm attorneys and law students representing refugees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, and other vulnerable individuals. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in refugee rights, human rights, immigration, and international law to be part of a growing agency that makes an impact on the lives of refugees and other displaced people. The positions report to senior members of the Legal Department.
The candidate will work in one of IRAP’s U.S. offices in New York City or Washington D.C.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is competitive (minimum salary of $77k for attorney with 3 years experience); this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
IRAP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including family health, dental, and vision benefits with no employee-paid premiums, a retirement plan with an employer matching component, flexible work schedule (only if applicable), and twenty days of vacation, five personal days, and twelve sick days per year.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references, along with a writing sample of no more than 10 pages, at this link. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis.
IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities that we serve, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented in the legal profession.