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ProfileRefugee Representation Legal Inrefugee Representation Legal Internship â€“ Spring 2019 Intern work for Call for Applications. Must be currently enrolled in law school. Duties and responsibilities: Assist staff members in conducting screenings and intake interviews with potential asylum clients and drafting detailed interview-based reports with extensive country conditions documentation and legal analysis; Travel to area immigration detention centers to assist with intake interviews of potential asylum clients, as needed; Assist Human Rights First attorneys in drafting affidavits, briefs, and other legal documents for asylum seekers; Complete immigration forms for companyâ€™s direct representation clients, including family reunification petitions and green card applications when needed; Assist staff with legal research, preparation for trainings, meetings, special projects, and other events; Represent Human Rights First at various NGO and government liaison meetings with the Department of Homeland Security; Respond to requests for assistance from potential asylum seekers locally, as well as individuals in immigration centers nationwide; Help with the process of identifying, analyzing, and responding to legal or procedural changes that affect asylum seekers, including statutory changes, proposed regulations, and decisions from federal courts or the Board of Immigration Appeals; Assist staff with written and oral correspondence with existing clients, potential clients, interpreters, and others involved in the process of case screening, acceptance, and placement with law firms; Provide interpretation services if fully fluent in a relevant second language on an occasional basis. Should have demonstrated interest in human rights, asylum, and immigration issues (experience in asylum and immigration issues preferred, but not required). Must be law students who are currently enrolled in U.S.-based institutions and will be attending classes in the semester of or following their internship.
Human Rights First
333 7th Avenue
New York City, NY 10001