IMMIGRANT RIGHTS POLICY AND ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP, Newark, NJ
- Internship posted by AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) New York, NY & Newark, NJ
$15.00 per hour, $3,150 total
Hours per week
21 hours per week, total 210 hours
American Friends Service Committee
The American Friends Service Committee’s Summer Internship Program is designed to engage undergraduate and graduate students with the world of public service and peace and social justice issues. As an intern you will work alongside AFSC staff helping to implement current programs and achieve AFSC’s mission. You will work within a framework of a work plan and learning objectives with the opportunity to participate in activities such as client engagement and in depth research. Upon completion of the internship, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon and evaluate your experience.
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS POLICY AND ADVOCACY INTERN
The Policy and Advocacy Intern will conduct research and support AFSC's various policy campaigns including the Fair and Welcoming Policy on the state level, Temporary Protected Status Permanent Residency Campaign (TPS), and DACA/DREAM Act on the federal level, and support work to counter harsh immigration enforcement activities. The Intern will be attending advocacy and organizing meetings (occasionally on the weekend), finding and analyzing policy and research data on the internet and from AFSC databases, developing flyers, summarizing research findings, and contacting partners and AFSC community members who are impacted by the above policies. An ideal candidate should have strong interest in immigrant rights, fair speaking and writing skills, and be eager to learn and support grassroots campaigns. He/She should also be able to take initiative and work with others from diverse backgrounds. Bilingual English and Spanish is preferred but not required.
o College or graduate student or recent high school graduate with diploma or GED.
o Able to give at least 21 hours a week to the Summer Internship.
o Good interpersonal skills.
o Ability to work well and develop rapport with people from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
o Interest in learning and applying Quaker values of peace, social justice, and equality in the work environment.
o Excellent communication skills.
o Spanish speaking candidates are strongly preferred
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY
1.Review the internship descriptions on this website.
2.Write a letter of interest indicating your preferred position, tying your skills, education and experience with the area in which you want to work.
3.Download the application as a PDF document and open in Adobe reader. Do not open directly from the browser. If you have any trouble please try to open the document in Internet Explorer. If that doesn’t work please email email@example.com
4.Complete the application, and save it as “AFSC Application your name.pdf”.
5.Attach your resume; letter of interest; two references, one personal and one professional (contact information and relationship only) and the completed application to one email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2018. We encourage early applying.