Human Rights Policy and Human Trafficking Legal Internship
Please note that internship applications must be submitted through the form on our website.
This internship is designed for LAW STUDENTS who are interested in research, analysis, writing, policy advocacy, and project administration as well as those with an interest in direct legal services for trafficking victims. This internship focuses primarily on U.S. human rights issues. Interns will gain practical skills working on a variety of human rights topics, focusing on human rights policy advocacy at the state and federal level. In the past, our interns have worked on projects relating to trafficking, immigration, racial justice and due process. Interns will help with policy and legal research for comments on executive branch notices of proposed rulemaking. You may also assist and attend policy meetings with federal House and Senate offices and support policy briefs/one-pagers and research publications.
Interns will also gain direct client experience with human trafficking legal services, such as conducting intake, helping prepare T visa and court filings, and client outreach.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Research and draft summaries on human rights issues using legal and other materials.
Assist with writing reports related to local and international human rights issues.
Assist with monitoring and drafting communications such as newsletters, blog posts, and social media posts on policy issues.
Assist with legislative advocacy through attending coalition meetings, research and analysis of relevant policy proposals, setting-up and attending meetings with local and federal leaders, and more.
Assist with client intake for trafficking victims.
Work with clients to prepare T visa applications, court filings and other forms as needed.
Assist staff and volunteer attorneys with coordination between client, social workers, law enforcement personnel and AHR.
Assist with all aspects of work at a small non-profit, including administrative tasks, data management, etc.
Experience and Qualifications
Excellent writing and organizational skills
Proven analytical skills.
Interest in human rights issues.
Knowledge of and/or experience with the U.S. immigration system and policies is a plus.
Knowledge of human trafficking law and policy is a plus.
Proven legal research experience.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Sensitivity to diverse cultures.
Student at or graduate of a law school in the United States.
Prior course work, work experience or clinical experience in immigration, criminal and/or human rights law is a plus.
This internship is limited to law students or paralegals only (undergraduates may apply to any of our non-legal internships).
Preference given to those with Spanish language fluency.
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