Immigration Attorney, International House


International House, a Charlotte based non-profit organization, is seeking to hire an Immigration Attorney to join our Immigration Law Clinic. The Clinic, currently staffed by two attorneys, one DOJ-accredited paralegal, and a legal clinic specialist, provides representation to refugees, asylees, and other low-income immigrants in family immigration and naturalization matters in the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.


  • Represent eligible clients before US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Immigration Court, and in federal and state courts in immigration-related cases
  • Conduct initial consultations, draft required forms, assemble cases for filing
  • Monitor status of cases and communicate with USCIS and clients regarding status 
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members to evaluate, troubleshoot, and monitor cases
  • Participate in weekly case conferences with supervising attorney
  • Maintain Clinic specific databases and perform necessary administrative tasks (including, but not limited to, Clinic calendar maintenance, tracking of important deadlines, USCIS interviews, court hearings, etc.)
  • Assist with recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers and legal interns
  • Participate in administrative and logistical aspects of any events scheduled by the Clinic
  • In the absence of the supervising attorney, provide guidance and supervision to paid and volunteer staff in case representation matters
  • Participate in development and public relations activities of Program with International House development and communications staff
  • Act as a representative of International House and liaison to appropriate community partners, as needed
  • Participate and provide leadership in professional meetings, seminars, and associations
  • Provide outreach information to the international community and to agencies working with the international community
  • Coordinate with other related International House programs (e.g., Education)
  • Assist in other administrative and program development duties.


  • Bar admission required, with North Carolina Bar admission preferred
  • Experience practicing immigration law preferred, but not required
  • Committed to the needs of the underserved immigrant community and passionate about immigrant rights
  • Experience working cross-culturally or with multiple ethnic groups
  • Attention to detail and strong analytical, writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with staff, clients, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem solving and ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also excel independently 
  • Ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions both independently and in cooperation with others
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of service and response
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email the following to

  • (1) resume
  • (2) detailed letter including:
  • (a) your qualifications for the position,
  • (b) why you are interested in this specific position and in International House, and
  • (c) a description of your experience with immigrants and low-income people;
  • (3) names and telephone numbers of three references.
  • (4) school transcripts
  • (5) writing sample

Please, no phone calls.