Internship posted by: Immigration Equality
Posted on: December 6, 2012
Immigration Equality is seeking a dynamic, committed individual for an internship in our Washington, DC office. This individual will help us work to promote equal immigration rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive communities.
Our public policy interns carry out public policy research to help pass the Uniting American Families Act, a bill that would enable American citizens to sponsor their foreign-born same-sex partners for immigration benefits. This involves researching Congressional comprehensive immigration reform and LGBT initiatives to help develop effective strategies for winning rights for LGBT families. Our interns assist with background research into key districts and data analysis, as well as tracking legislative action and hearings. He or she will also have some administrative responsibilities, including data entry and preparation for lobby days and Hill meetings.
The public policy intern can help implement the strategies they develop by attending lobbying meetings on Capitol Hill, reaching out to staff of members of Congress, and assisting with Congressional briefings. During peak periods, there will be opportunities for Hill communications and organizing events involving members of Congress.
Immigration Equality is a national organization that works to end discrimination in US immigration law, reduce the negative impact of that law on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals, and help obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home countries because of their sexual orientation, transgender identity, or HIV-status. Through education, outreach, advocacy, and maintenance of a nationwide network of resources, we provide information and support to individuals affected by persecution and the discriminatory impact of the law, as well as their advocates, attorneys, and Congressional representatives.
Qualifications for the Public Policy Internship include:
Immigration Equality is currently unable to pay interns, but we can provide assistance with attaining course credit for eligible interns.
Start date: early/mid January
End date: Flexible
Minimum of 25 hours a week. 40 hours preferred.
Immigration Equality is an affirmative action employer; people of color and immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with your availability to:
Kathryn Baxter, Legislative Assistant