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Asylum Application Assistant

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On Call Counsel
June 4, 2024
New York, New York
Job Type


Pay Rate:

  • $35-$59 per hour


  • Monday - Friday
  • 1-6 days/week
  • 8 hours/day - 9-5

We are seeking highly motivated, empathy driven, temporary Asylum Application Assistants to work one-on-one with asylum seekers to assist them in understanding how to complete an asylum application by eliciting important information from them and guiding them through to completion. Each Asylum Application Assistant will be trained on how to assist, handle approximately 2-3 appointments per day and will be supervised and supported by an onsite Supervising Attorney.


  • Support asylum seekers in completing asylum applications, working with each applicant one-on-one to answer questions and guide them through the process.*
  • Comply with NYC program guidance and reporting requirements.
  • Work with interpreters as needed.


  • Experience in completing and complying with government forms and procedures.
  • A willingness to undergo training about immigration procedures.
  • A willingness to work in person and on site at the Center for five 8-hour shifts per week (except holidays) through a projected completion date of August 4 (subject to change).
  • Proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

*The Help Centers will support applicants as they complete asylum applications pro se and will not be offering full representation.


We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital or familial status, age, physical or mental disability, perceived disability, citizenship status, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, height, weight, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Applications from members of minority groups and women are encouraged. 

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