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Immigration Court Observation Project Internship

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


Hybrid - court is in-person, other responsibilities can be in office or remote


This internship is designed for individuals with an interest in immigration, human rights, law, and /or public policy. Interns will have the opportunity to observe immigration court proceedings, interact with other observers, and provide programmatic support.

This internship is for 6-8 hours per week.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with entering court observation data.?
  • Observe hearings at the Fort Snelling Immigration Court
  • Assist with data clean up and preliminary analysis for data reports
  • Attend monthly volunteer debriefs (as schedule allows)
  • Develop content for the monthly volunteer newsletter
  • May involve assisting with remote or in person events
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures
  • Strong professional boundaries and commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • No prior immigration experience is needed but must be interested in learning a lot of information in a short amount of time
  • Must pass a background check

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.