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NY Immigrant Freedom Fund- Summer Internship

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Brooklyn Community Bail Fund | Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn Community Bail Fund


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June 1, 2020
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Since 2015, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund has been a leader in the fight against bail and the criminalization of race and poverty. As the country’s largest community bail fund, BCBF has freed nearly 5,000 individuals from pretrial detention. An innovator in the bail fund and criminal legal space, BCBF has served as an incubator for numerous high-impact programs, including the National Bail Fund Network and Court Watch NYC. BCBF has launched and partnered with allies in New York and across the country on numerous campaigns in the fight to end all forms of wealth-based detention. BCBF’s newest initiative is the New York Immigrant Freedom Fund, which pays immigration bond for community members who are detained by ICE and unable to afford bond, securing their release and reuniting them with their families and communities.

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

The Summer 2020 Undergraduate Internship requires a full-time 35 hours per week commitment. The position is unpaid; interns will receive monthly metro cards. BCBF is happy to support applications for work/study or course credit.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Interns will gain valuable experience by working with BCBF’s New York Immigration Freedom Fund on a wide variety of issues. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Learning more about immigration detention and the immigration bond system;
  • Helping to track requests for bond payment and court dates;
  • Developing database of legal service organizations that can assist clients in need of attorneys;
  • Welcoming and receiving clients at the front of the office;
  • Assisting with interviewing and meeting with clients to identify and provide post-release support;
  • Assembling Welcome Home packets to help inform recently released clients of their rights and orient them to local resources;
  • Participating in team meeting and working collaboratively with others;
  • Helping to coordinate meetings with our community Advisory Council and other external stakeholders;
  • Taking initiative and identify projects that you want to tackle;
  • Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The internship is open to students who have completed their first year of an undergraduate degree. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund. Applicants should possess:

  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrants’ rights and social justice work
  • Interest in the intersection of immigration enforcement and the criminal legal system
  • Proficiency in Spanish required
  • Proficiency in Google Office Suite and Microsoft Excel 
  • The ability to work independently and to complete projects
  • Highly motivated and organized
  • Outgoing and excited about working with the immigrant community

Since 2015, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund has been a leader in the fight against bail and the criminalization of race and poverty. As the country’s largest community bail fund, BCBF has freed nearly 5,000 individuals from pretrial…

Details at a glance

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  • Academic Credits

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@brooklynbailfund.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@brooklynbailfund.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Location

195 Montague Street, 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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