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Refugee Representation Legal Internship Spring **

Company name

Human Rights First

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Nov 27,2018

Posted on

Mar 17,2018


Houston, TX
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Refugee Representation Legal Internship – Spring 2019
Intern work for Call for Applications. Must be currently enrolled in law school. Essential duties and responsibilities: Conduct screenings and intake interviews with potential asylum clients; Write and edit detailed factual and legal reports with extensive country conditions documentation and legal analysis; Conduct issue-spotting to evaluate whether each individual meets the legal definition of a refugee (training is provided for those with no experience on asylum or refugee issues); 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 Human Rights First’s direct representation clients, including family reunification petitions and green card applications when needed; Assist staff with legal research, preparation for trainings, meetings, and special projects, particularly those of interest to the intern; Participate in various NGO and government liaison meetings with the Department of Homeland Security; 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 on an occasional basis if fully fluent in a relevant second language. Should have demonstrated interest in human rights, asylum, and immigration issues (experience in asylum and immigration issues preferred). Must have excellent writing and editing skills. should have fluency in a second language, preferably Spanish, French, or Arabic. 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.

Start Date: Late January

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Human Rights First
1303 San Jacinto Street,
9th Floor,
Houston, TX 77002

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