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Director of Development

CGRS is hiring a new Director of Development! This individual will play a lead role in designing and implementing CGRS’s development strategy as we look to expand, steward, and diversify our donor base of individuals, law firms, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Learn more about the position and how you can apply in our announcement here.

Office Manager

CGRS is hiring a new Office Manager to improve the smooth functioning of our dynamic office. A successful candidate will be a responsible and detail-oriented individual who has creative ideas, can easily multi-task, is comfortable with technology, and feels passionate about women’s and refugee rights. Learn more about the position and how you can apply in our announcement here.

Internship Opportunities

We are deeply appreciative of the contributions of law clerks, interns and volunteers; our work would not be possible without them. Please check back for openings!

Law Clerks:

CGRS encourages law students to apply for unpaid clerkships during the academic year, and for our summer fellowships. Law clerks are involved in the full range of CGRS’s work, collaborating closely with CGRS lawyers in projects that might include research and writing on cutting-edge legal issues, developing training and technical assistance materials, or helping with international human rights projects.

CGRS is currently accepting applications for summer fellowships on a rolling basis. Applications are due January 2, 2019 for first-round consideration. Applications received after January 2, 2019 will be considered on a rolling basis only if positions remain. Our formal announcement includes more information about summer fellowships and the application process.

Undergraduate and Recent Graduate Interns:

CGRS hires motivated individuals (undergraduates and recent graduates) for non-legal internships year round, generally for 8-12 week periods of time. Our spring and fall interns usually work anywhere from 2 to 5 days per week, depending on the individual. Our summer interns are generally full-time.

CGRS is currently hiring interns for the summer of 2019. Learn more about the position available and how to apply in our announcement:


CGRS hires un-paid 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.

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 Hastings 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.

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