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Intern at New York Immigration Law Firm Bretz & Coven

Bretz & Coven is a leader in U.S. immigration law.  Our firm offers a competitive, paid internship program for law students in their first, second, and third years of school.

Our immigration law internship aims to offer students a realistic understanding of what a real practice is like—we offer challenging work and a friendly environment to top-notch students.

Internship Responsibilities & Work at Bretz & Coven

Your responsibilities as an intern at Bretz & Coven mirror those of our attorneys:

  • Drafting memoranda of law for complex immigration issues, including asylum, criminal deportation, and naturalization
  • Drafting pre-trial memoranda to Immigration Judges
  • Drafting appellate briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Writing motions to the Board of Immigration Appeals to reopen and reconsider cases

Additionally, interns have the opportunity to observe immigration court hearings and federal court oral arguments and participate in other immigration law projects and cases.

Apply for Our Immigration Law Internship

We began our internship program in 2000.  Since then we have had more than 20 interns—many of them stayed on during the academic year or joined our firm as full-time associates.

We have worked with interns from law schools around New York and the country:

If you think you have what it takes to help advance immigration law in the U.S. and help serve our clients, let us know.

Prospective immigration law interns should email [email protected] with a cover letter, current resume, and writing sample.  No phone calls, please.

Good luck!

Immigration Consequences of Criminal and Fraudulent Conduct
The immigration consequences of criminal or fraudulent conduct can be harsh and often illogical. Even a very minor offense could have a dramatic immigration consequence, including deportation, detention without bond, being denied naturalization, a visa or re-entry into the United States. Likewise, the use of fake or fraudulent documents, aliases, and other misrepresentations can have similar immigration consequences. Kerry Bretz and Bretz & Coven have been counseling non-citizen criminal defendants, as well as their lawyers, for over 20 years. We have a long history of strategizing deportation and removal defenses, as well as applications for waivers, in very complicated cases.

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"Was trying to get Green Card since about 7 years. Finally when I switched to this law firm I was able to get green card very fast with great confidence. Big thanks to Eileen, Kerry, Manjit and Olga." - Dinesh, Kansas

""With an extensive criminal history: over 14 arrests, 2 State prison bids and several felony convictions no lawyer wanted my case in 2010. Thanks to the experts at Bretz & Coven who worked diligently and with precision, today I am a United States citizen." - E.A. Brooklyn, NY

"Absolutely one the best, if not the best immigration attorneys. They helped from start to finish in my green card process. At no point was I blind-sided by anything. Simply amazing!" - Leon B. Jersey City,

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