The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is seeking undergraduate students with a passion for immigrants’ rights and a desire to learn more about the immigration detention system to be a part of our internship program for the Detained Adult Program.

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2020. Our Summer Internship Program requires a commitment of at least 10 weeks, starting on May 26, 2020.

Internships are unpaid; however, CAIR Coalition can assist students seeking internship credit.

Full-time internships are available in our Washington D.C office.

DESCRIPTION OF INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:

General Responsibilities:

  • Enter intakes and messages from jail visit onto our client database
  • Assist on preparation and breakdown for weekly jail visit
  • Staff the detention hotline
  • Research political, economic, and social country conditions articles for pro se asylum applicants
  • Prepare other informational materials distributed at each jail visit
  • Prepare documents for filing in immigration court

Occasional Responsibilities:

  • Go on a jail visit to one or more of five facilities we visit
  • Provide training and support for volunteers staffing the detention hotline
  • Participate in weekly review of intakes from jails/detention centers
  • Attend training opportunities within the office
  • Shadow trial prep and other various case follow up on a jail visit, through video teleconference, phone, or written messages
  • Expand our country conditions database
  • Observe immigration court hearings

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Spanish not required, but is a plus
  • Ability to work well both individually and as part of team
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-starter

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To be considered for the internship, please submit the following materials via email to hrintern@caircoalition.org using the subject line “DAP Summer 2020 Undergraduate Internship”. Materials should be submitted in pdf format.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you are applying to more than one internship, please apply to each internship independently.

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the position, your preferred start and end dates, and your availability;
  • A resume; and
  • At least 2 references

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, April 10, 2020

 

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Undergraduate Internship- Detained Adult Program, Summer 2020
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