GMHC is a not-for-profit, data-driven, volunteer-supported, and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We provide HIV prevention and coordinated care services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in New York City.
The Immigration Legal Intern will support the work of Legal Services by assisting the immigration legal staff in providing high quality immigration legal services.
Essential Intern Functions
The following duties are mandatory requirements of the internship:
· Manage external inquiries, client intake, triage, client walk-ins, and follow up.
· Provides administrative support to legal staff providing direct legal services to impacted populations: e.g. answering phones, document client communications and inquiries from third parties, manage calendars, data entry, and other contractual/compliance reporting activities and interdepartmental database maintenance.
· Conduct legal research, drafting documents, filing, assist legal staff with case management and client follow up.
· Assist Immigration Team at Citizenship Drives and Workshops offsite (ie. not at GMHC headquarters).
· 10-12 weeks (school semester)
· 15 hours per week preferred
Education and Certification
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in a college or university.
Special Skills and Knowledge
In addition to the above-listed internship responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this internship possesses most or all of the following:
· Fluent in Spanish preferred but not required.
· Team Oriented
· Culturally sensitive
· The intern will be working with both professionals and clients; must exhibit a non-judgmental affect when interacting with clients.
How to Apply
Email the following to Internships@gmhc.org
· Cover Letter
· Internship Application Form <<<Click Here
This is an unpaid internship. We will work with students on what their goals are for the internship and can help a student to obtain academic credit for the internship.
Our insurance company requires that all staff, volunteers and interns complete a background check. The mandatory background check will screen for sexual and violent offenses. Depending on the nature of the offense, we will determine a course of action. In other words, if an offense comes up, it will not automatically disqualify you from an internship. In coordination with GMHC’s Senior Vice President of People Operations and Compliance, we would determine if you were able to intern at GMHC. For GMHC to conduct the background check, your consent is required. If consent is not provided, we will not be able to offer an internship placement. The background check process will only be initiated after you have been offered an internship, and the internship can begin after it has been completed.
Due to COVID-19, GMHC building operations are closed, though we are providing many services remotely. As this position is a work-from-home position during the COVID-19 pandemic, the intern must have access to a computer with high-speed internet.