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Refugee & Immigrant Program - Afghan Legal Clinic Internship

Please note that internship applications must be submitted through the form on our website


In-person preferred, but not required


The Afghan Legal Clinic is a new program within the Refugee and Immigrant Program which started in October 2021 in response to the arrival of Afghan evacuees to Minnesota. The Clinic has been providing legal services to all 1,200 evacuees, conducting intakes and legal consultations.

The Refugee and Immigrant Program welcomes undergraduate students to assist with client intake, research, and administrative duties.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conducting phone intakes for potential asylum clients
  • Conducting in-depth asylum screenings and drafting case summaries
  • Researching country conditions information
  • Administrative duties such as filing, copying, mailing, and maintaining data in our Legal Server case management system
  • Legal and human rights conditions research
  • Support for in-person clinic events
Experience and Qualifications:
  • EXTREME attention to detail with ability to manage and follow through on tasks
  • Strong note taking skills with ability to synthesize notes into case histories and summaries
  • Advanced writing skills to synthesize country condition research
  • Ability to work both independently and with a group
  • Interest in refugees, immigrants, and other new arrivals to Minnesota
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures
  • Fluency in English
  • Proficiency in Pashto or Dari (not required)
  • Experience or familiarity with immigration law

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question is not answered in there, you can email internships@advrights.orgPlease note that internship applications must be submitted through the form on our website.