Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center



How to Apply: Please fill out this form for Summer 2017 internships. Please continue to check this site for any changes. 

Questions after reviewing the below descriptions?  Please contact Pro Bono Director Christina Yang, Esq.   Please note that Advancing Justice-LA receives many internship applications and you will only be contacted if selected for an interview.  


Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) seeks law students and recent law graduates to sponsor for post-graduate legal fellowships, such as the Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Soros, and law school-funded fellowships beginning in Fall 2018. Qualified law students and recent law graduates interested in applying for a fellowship with Advancing Justice-LA are invited to submit a brief project proposal and application as soon as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information on how to apply, please click here


Advancing Justice - LA’s Development Unit leads our organization’s efforts in fundraising and plans special events to build relationships and strengthen support for our programs and operations.
Qualifications: A Development intern should be a quick learner, reliable, have strong administrative skills, attention to detail, be a self-starter, and should work well under pressure and be able to timely meet quick deadlines.  Experience with event planning and Excel is preferred. Undergraduates welcome to apply. *Please note: there are two positions available for Summer 2017. 
Duties may include, but are not limited to: Assisting in coordination of special events including our annual fundraising dinner and other fundraising and special events to take place in the spring. The intern will assist with meeting logistics, donor mailings, and other administrative tasks.  The position will also include administrative support for the Development and Administration units that could include research, database management, meeting support and general administrative duties.
Language Requirement: None.
Schedule Requirements: Prefer interns for a minimum commitment of 8 hours/week for 10 weeks.  Individuals who can commit more time will receive priority. Candidates seeking externship or other academic credit welcome to apply

Immigration Project (Orange County)

The Immigration Project at Advancing Justice-Orange County assists immigrants locally who are seeking help with immigration legal assistance such as representation in immigration court, options after receiving a deportation order, and other forms of immigration relief, included but not limited to family-based immigration, DACA, U Visa, SIJS, VAWA, and adjustment of status. The Immigration Project in Orange County hosts free weekly in-house legal clinics on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. and occasional off-site workshops, clinics and information sessions within Orange County to assist immigrants in the community at no cost. Immigration consultations are also available in-person by appointment only.

*At this time we are no longer accepting applications. Please check back this Summer for Fall applications. Thank you!

Immigration Project (Los Angeles)

The Immigration Project at Advancing Justice-Los Angeles assists immigrants nationally and locally who are seeking help with immigration relief such as DACA, U Visa, SIJS, VAWA,  adjustment of status, representation in immigration court, and other forms of family-based immigration. The Immigration Project hosts free in-house and off-site workshops and information sessions within Los Angeles County and Orange County to assist undocumented immigrants for little to no cost. Immigration consultations are also available in-person or over the phone by appointment only.

*At this time we are no longer accepting applications. Please check back this Summer for Fall applications. Thank you!

Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project - Assisting Domestic Violence Survivors 

The SAFE Project assists low-income and limited-English-speaking survivors of domestic violence with family law and immigration services, including helping them obtain restraining orders, child custody, and support orders and to achieve legal status without the help of their abuser. Advancing Justice - LA also assists victims of labor or sex trafficking with obtaining legal status.

*At this time we are no longer accepting applications. Please check back this Summer for Fall applications. Thank you!

Impact Litigation

The Impact Litigation Unit advocates for civil rights through lawsuits that seek to enforce and expand protections for low-income and immigrant communities, set legal precedent on civil rights matters and change discriminatory institutional practices. Our key cases have challenged unconstitutional laws, consumer fraud, low-wage worker exploitation and sweatshops, and race and national origin discrimination.

*At this time we are no longer accepting applications. Please check back this Summer for Fall applications. Thank you!


For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.