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Job Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

We are deeply appreciative of the contributions of law clerks, interns and volunteers; our work would not be possible without them.

Law Students

Law clerks are involved in the full range of CGRS’s work and work closely with CGRS lawyers and staff in our efforts to support attorneys representing asylum seekers and advance refugee law and policy. We hire for the summer, fall and spring terms.

Undergraduates and Recent Graduates

There are no open undergraduate internship positions at this time. Watch this space for upcoming opportunities!


CGRS hires volunteer attorneys for legal internships through the fall, winter and spring, generally for part-time or full-time positions. Cover letters, CVs, writing samples and 3 references can be sent to with the subject line "Volunteer Attorney Application." Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Expert Witnesses

CGRS's expert witness database offers advocates free referrals to country specialists and health professionals who provide crucial expert testimony in asylum cases. Experts interested in being listed in the database can submit their information for consideration here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Dedicated and motivated volunteers play a key role in our work to defend refugees fleeing persecution. While the work varies depending on the skills and interests of each individual, volunteers with CGRS generally take on tasks performing vital human rights/country conditions research, identifying expert witnesses, conducting legal research, and working on development and communications to manage our social media and website. In the past, law students, undergraduate students and recent graduates, and attorneys have volunteered with CGRS.

Pro Bono Attorney Opportunities

If you are a pro bono attorney and want to take on an asylum case, please contact the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR).

Visiting Scholars

CGRS has been privileged to host attorneys, scholars, adjudicators, and other visitors from around the world as part of our Visiting Scholar program. For more information, contact us by email.

The Refugee and Human Rights Clinic

Students at UC Law San Francisco can receive credit for working with CGRS by enrolling in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. For application forms and more information about the clinic, click here.


CGRS relies on support from individuals to continue our work advocating for refugees and human rights. Make a donation to CGRS here!