Our volunteer network is made up of hundreds of highly-skilled attorneys, doctors, counselors, and other professionals who donate their time and expertise to help us further our mission. This talented group of professional volunteers at American Gateways significantly amplifies the impact of your donation.

For Attorneys

American Gateways’ panel of more than 300 volunteer attorneys brings the region’s best legal minds to bear in support of our clients. All pro bono attorneys with American Gateways will have access to one-on-one mentorship, regular trainings, office support, and the latest legal resources. To learn more, sign up below or contact Edna Yang.


Non-Attorney Volunteers

Beyond legal casework, American Gateways has a number of volunteer opportunities, ranging from translation and interpretation services, administrative work, data management, forensic medical exams, and more. To learn more, sign up below or contact Graciela Salazar.


Internship Opportunities

We offer internships to undergraduate, graduate, and law students in the fall, spring, and summer terms. All internship opportunities are currently offered remotely, with potential opportunities for in-person activities pending COVID-19 developments.

Please contact Laura Flores-Dixit to learn more.

  • Spring Term
    • Apply by October 31
  • Summer Term 
    • Apply by March 31
  • Fall Term
    • Apply by June 30


Employment Opportunities

Staff Attorney- Austin (AFSSA)

The staff attorney will provide culturally grounded and trauma informed immigration legal services to immigrants with financial need throughout Central Texas. Responsibilities include representing immigrant survivors of sexual assault/domestic violence, and other detained and non-detained individuals.

Please email your resume and cover letter to



  • “I have witnessed firsthand the tremendous positive impact that American Gateways has on the immigrant community in Austin. Working on a number of asylum matters under the guidance of the American Gateways staff has been some of the most meaningful work of my professional career.”

    Christopher Stidvent

    Legal Director, Litigation, Dell, Inc.
  • “American Gateways is at the forefront of protecting vulnerable immigrants in Central Texas. It is a pleasure to work on pro bono cases for them and to feel supported by their expertise.”

    Julie Wimmer

    Staff Attorney at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA)
  • “I was born in Durango, Mexico and moved to Texas when I was 5 years old with my mother and brother. I grew up in Eagle Pass, TX on the Texas/Mexico border with the most beautiful extended family.

    There were difficult family circumstances that forced my mother to leave everything behind and raise my brother and I in the US. My mother knew very little English and had zero knowledge about the legal systems in the US. We were fortunate to have a large and loving family in Texas who helped us financially, emotionally and spiritually

    We were also very fortunate to have a legal path to citizenship through my maternal grandmother. Regardless, it was a very long and expensive process. I arrived in the US at age 5 and was granted citizenship my junior year of high school at age 17.

    My mother and I are no different from the women and children served by American Gateways. When I think of the sacrifice they make to leave all they know behind and come to the US I think of COURAGE. They are here to make something more for themselves and their families. They want to rewrite their stories.

    There is no way my mom and I would have made it through without the support and compassion of others and I want to pay it forward. American Gateways is providing me that opportunity. Every document I translate is someone’s past being translated for their new future.”


    American Gateways Volunteer


314 E. Highland Mall Boulevard, Suite 501
Austin TX 78752-3733

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Phone:(512) 478-0546 ext. 200
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2300 W. Commerce Street, Suite 313
San Antonio, TX 78207

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Phone:(210) 521-4768 ext. 232
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2323 Columbus Avenue, Suite C
Waco, Texas 76701
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Phone:(254) 230-0382 ext. 264
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