Refugee Representation Non-Legal Intern - Summer
Human Rights First - Los Angeles CA

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Refugee Representation Non-legal Internship Summer 2018 (LOS ANGELES, CA)

    Call for Applications

    The Refugee Representation intern will assist the team by providing general support. We are looking for currently-enrolled graduate or undergraduate students who have a strong interest in and commitment to human rights, are fluent in Spanish, want to work on behalf of asylum-seekers, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills.

    We seekpart-time interns during each fall and spring semestereach academic year (10 hours per week minimum), and full-time interns during the summer(35 hours per week minimum). We would also consider having interns remain with our program for the entire academic year. Interns will be based in our Los Angeles office. All internships are unpaid, though internship credit may be available through students schools.

    The Refugee Representation program works with indigent asylum seekers in need of quality legal representation in their asylum cases. The program also advocates for legal reform and policy change on issues affecting asylum seekers in the United States.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Drafting and editing documents;
    • Updating and maintaining databases;
    • Monitoring news and researching country conditions;
    • Filing;
    • If intern speaks a relevant second language fluently, interpretation may be involved; and
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

    DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Fluency in Spanish required;
    • Excellent writing and editing skills;
    • Excellent research skills;
    • Strong attention to detail;
    • As the program deals daily with indigent asylum seekers who are often survivors of torture, it is important that the intern be comfortable speaking and listening during times of emotional crises;
    • Background in human rights;
    • Initiative and enthusiasm.
    EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an accredited undergraduate or graduate university.
    PAID/UNPAID INTERNSHIP: Unpaid
    START DATE: Early June
    TIME COMMITMENT: 35 hours per week minimum.
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

    Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

    Refugee Representation Non-legal Internship Summer 2018 (LOS ANGELES, CA)

    Call for Applications

    The Refugee Representation intern will assist the team by providing general support. We are looking for currently-enrolled graduate or undergraduate students who have a strong interest in and commitment to human rights, are fluent in Spanish, want to work on behalf of asylum-seekers, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills.

    We seekpart-time interns during each fall and spring semestereach academic year (10 hours per week minimum), and full-time interns during the summer(35 hours per week minimum). We would also consider having interns remain with our program for the entire academic year. Interns will be based in our Los Angeles office. All internships are unpaid, though internship credit may be available through students schools.

    The Refugee Representation program works with indigent asylum seekers in need of quality legal representation in their asylum cases. The program also advocates for legal reform and policy change on issues affecting asylum seekers in the United States.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Drafting and editing documents;
    • Updating and maintaining databases;
    • Monitoring news and researching country conditions;
    • Filing;
    • If intern speaks a relevant second language fluently, interpretation may be involved; and
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

    DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Fluency in Spanish required;
    • Excellent writing and editing skills;
    • Excellent research skills;
    • Strong attention to detail;
    • As the program deals daily with indigent asylum seekers who are often survivors of torture, it is important that the intern be comfortable speaking and listening during times of emotional crises;
    • Background in human rights;
    • Initiative and enthusiasm.
    EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an accredited undergraduate or graduate university.
    PAID/UNPAID INTERNSHIP: Unpaid
    START DATE: Early June
    TIME COMMITMENT: 35 hours per week minimum.
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

    Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

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