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Fellowship Partners + Positions

Loretto Justice Fellows will serve in a part-time, two semester internship (16-20 hours/week, up to 240 hours each semester Fall 2023-Spring 2024) with one of our local partners.  The work of Loretto Justice Fellows furthers the mission and values of the Loretto Community; enhances the capacity of local social justice organizations in El Paso; and deepens the personal and professional development of Fellows, individually and collectively.

Our partner organizations’ websites are linked below; as are the position descriptions of the Loretto Justice Fellowship roles on their teams.  Click through to learn more about the work our Fellows will be doing!

Our Partners

Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (CASFV)’s mission is to confront and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in all its forms by advocating for safety and justice through intervention, education, and community collaboration.  CASFV is accepting applications for a Social Work Loretto Justice Fellow (BSW).

Ciudad Nueva seeks to embody the gospel of Jesus Christ by advancing the renewal and development of central El Paso’s Rio Grande neighborhood through the empowerment and transformation of its residents. Ciudad Nueva works in partnership with residents – advancing an assets-based framework that uplifts the expertise, experience, solutions and skills within the community. Ciudad Nueva focuses on four priority service areas identified by the community: empowering youth, supporting families, strengthening community and equipping leaders. Ciudad Nueva is accepting applications for a Social Work Loretto Justice Fellow (MSW).

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc. (DMRS) is a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso and is the only full-service immigration legal aid clinic serving low-income immigrants and refugees residing in the southwestern United States. DMRS provides a comprehensive range of immigration legal services including representation in family-based immigration matters, citizenship/naturalization matters, matters related to benefits for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts, and services for adults and unaccompanied immigrant children detained in the local immigration detention centers and shelters. DMRS is accepting applications for a Social Work Loretto Justice Fellow (BSW or MSW) and for a Legal Assistant Loretto Justice Fellow (LSPI)

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing free and low-cost legal services to immigrants and refugees in West Texas and New Mexico. Las Americas provides legal representation through both attorneys and accredited representatives through the Department of Justice. Las Americas’ vision is that of a country where all immigrants have access to high-quality legal representation based on the principle of justice and human rights. Las Americas is accepting applications for a Social Work Loretto Justice Fellow (BSW or MSW).

Villa Maria is a transitional home for women without their families or children experiencing homelessness.  Villa Maria houses 22 women to center them on their journey to recovery and self-sufficiency.  Villa Maria’s approach cares for the whole person and implements a holistic program that addresses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.  Villa Maria is accepting applications for a Social Work Loretto Justice Fellow (BSW).


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