Refugees International is seeking a student or recent graduate as an intern in U.S. domestic policy. The intern will work closely with the Senior U.S. advocate on research related to asylum, refugee resettlement, temporary protected status, humanitarian parole and humanitarian visas. The intern will monitor policies related to Afghan resettlement, asylum-related litigation in federal courts, and immigration legislation. They will also track Congressional hearings on U.S. border policy and refugee affairs (among other topics). The intern will have the opportunity to attend coalition meetings (with other organizations) and write short pieces (especially blogs) on topics of their choice. The intern will help plan and coordinate a conference related to the 20th anniversary of DHS in 2022.
The successful candidate will:
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate student, or have recently graduated within the past two years; Law students are especially welcome.
· Have research experience on topics related to U.S. immigration law or policy
- Have foreign language skills; Spanish especially a plus
Have a strong interest in international refugee and humanitarian affairs. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week. Please note that this position is unpaid, but we can help facilitate academic credit. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be fully remote.