Immigration & Project END Staff Attorney, Ayuda


Ayuda is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing direct legal, social, and language access services, education, and outreach to low-income immigrants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Since 1973, Ayuda has provided critical services on a wide range of issues, in the process acquiring nationally recognized expertise in several fields including immigration law, language access, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Ayuda has office locations in Washington, DC, Silver Spring, MD, and Falls Church, VA.


  • Represent and advocate for Project END clients by filing civil, consumer, bar, and UPL complaints; liaising with law enforcement; requesting and reviewing clients' immigration files, and applying for immigration relief.
  • Provide direct immigration legal representation in a variety of immigration matters including representation of asylum-seekers; victims of trafficking seeking a T-visa; victims of crimes seeking a U-visa; victims of domestic violence seeking relief under VAWA; minors seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; and those seeking other forms of immigration relief and representation in immigration matters.
  • Represent Ayuda at meetings and collaborations with other agencies.
  • Assist with outreach efforts to educate organizations and consumers about immigration legal services fraud.
  • Collaborate with Ayuda’s social services staff to ensure the provision of holistic services.
  • Assist with preparation of grant applications and reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bilingual skills (especially Spanish) required (other languages commonly spoken by Ayuda’s clients include Tagalog, French, Excel, other indigenous languages spoken in Central America, Portuguese, Arabic, and Amharic).
  • Strong legal, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience in immigration law, with litigation and removal defense experience a plus.
  • Experience in consumer law a plus;
  • Experience working with survivors of trauma is a plus.
  • Experience working with children and/or child custody or guardianship petitions is a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.

How to Apply:

Please apply with a resume and cover letter.  Writing samples may be requested. Please note that cover letters are required.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Apply early for full consideration.

Please apply here.