The Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN) provides free legal services in immigration matters to asylum-seekers and victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. In addition to direct representation, GAIN uses a model of recruitment, training, and mentorship of volunteer attorneys, multiplying impact and providing asylum seekers and immigrant victims quality legal representation in their immigration matters. GAIN provides immigrant victims access to otherwise unobtainable legal representation by screening referred cases, placing them with trained volunteer attorneys, and providing technical assistance throughout the pendency of the case.
Student externs are a crucial component to GAIN’s success and assist staff attorneys with direct representation cases. During an externship, students will assist the GAIN legal staff in both programs, asylum and victims of violence. Student tasks may include client intakes, legal research, providing interpretation or translation services, preparing immigration forms, assembling immigration applications, and more.
Fluency in languages other than English is helpful but not required.