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10 Feb 2021

Internship Refugee Representation Non-Legal Internship -Summer 2021-New York, NY (remote)

Human Rights First – Posted by DiyerDuque Anywhere

Job Description

Refugee Representation Non-Legal Intern – New York, New York(remote)
Summer 2021
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 a relevant second language (Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin and Russian, among others), want to work on behalf of asylum-seekers, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills. We seek full-time interns during each 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 New York office. All internships are unpaid. The Refugee Representation program works to provide indigent asylum seekers with 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.

A computer and internet connection are required for this position.
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
● Other duties and special projects as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
• Fluency in a second language (preference will be given to Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin
and Russian speakers);
• 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.
REQUIRED EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an accredited
undergraduate or graduate university.
COMPENSATION: Unpaid
START DATE: January 20th, 2021
TIME COMMITMENT: 35 hours per week.

How to Apply

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested candidates should apply at https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/careers. Resume, cover, & writing sample. Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Human Rights First provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: #humanrights #refugeerep #remote #ngo #nonprofit.

Job expires in 73 days.

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