Summer 2013-Undergrad/Graduate Internship-Refugee Protection Program (New York)
Human Rights First - New York, NY

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Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.

Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.

Human Rights First welcomes applications for summer 2013 undergraduate or graduate interns in its Refugee Protection Program. We are looking for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students with a strong interest in and commitment to human rights, are fluent in a relevant second language, want to work on behalf of asylum-seekers, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Interns will be based in Human Rights Firsts New York office and will be expected to work at least 35 hours per week for a 10-12 week period. This is an unpaid internship . Interns will be responsible for securing their own funding or arranging to receive course credit at their schools.

The Refugee Protection 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with our annual Case Status Update project, requiring outreach to pro bono attorneys and current or former clients about the status of their immigration case; Assist staff in conducting intake interviews with potential asylum clients by taking notes, providing interpretation services (depending on foreign language ability), and writing interview-based reports with extensive country research; General administrative support, including but not limited to: Document drafting; Database maintenance; News monitoring; Filing; and Other tasks as needed. EDUCATION:

Candidates MUST be currently enrolled in in U.S.-based undergraduate or graduate program.

START DATE : Summer 2013

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Open until filled . Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please complete the online application found at our website www.humanrightsfirst.org under ABOUT US / JOB OPPORTUNITIES links.

You will be requested to provide in PDF:
Resume (upload)

Cover letter (secondary upload*)

Names and contact details for three (3) references (enter online)

Applications that are missing any of the documents listed above will not be considered .

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

Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.

Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.

www.HumanRightsFirst.org

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