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ProfilePolicy and Advocacy Intern, US Programs The intern will assist the US Programs advocacy team with all aspects of their work. Focus is linked with current strategic priorities of the US Programs advocate. Will include issues related to state and federal backlash to refugee resettlement, the protection of immigrant populations like Dreamers and Central American children, and global resettlement and protection advocacy. Attend select meetings and congressional hearings on behalf of the team, take detailed notes, and report back. Assist with legislative and policy analysis. Assist with research on key advocacy issues. Help draft and prepare materials for distribution during meetings and briefings. Help track federal legislation related to refugees, asylum seekers, and other populations of concern.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Students pursuing an advanced degree in law (JD Degree or LL.M), human rights and refugee studies, Public Policy, or Public Administration programs (Master’s level). Preference will be given to students who have already completed relevant coursework (which could include courses on forced migration and/or international refugee law, US immigration law, US asylum policy and practice, etc.) within their program’s curriculum. Solid writing, editing, and research skills with focus on details. Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment. Graphic design skills or experience creating visual materials is a plus. Solid computer skills: must be able to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, email, and internet applications. Flexible work attitude: must be able to work productively in a team environment as well as under minimal supervision taking the initiative to ask questions as needed.
Schedule: 20 hours (2.5 days) per week, for a minimum of 14 weeks during the Spring semester.
Send a cover letter, resume and 2-4 page writing sample, preferably on a topic relating to refugee or immigration issues, to Anastasia.
International Rescue Committee
1730 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036