USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

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INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Immigration Research and Publications Intern

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, seeks an Immigration Research and Publications Intern to work with the Director of the Immigrant Services Division, assisting with research and publications initiatives related to our work in the Central America and Mexico regions. There is one position available for this internship.

USCRI is dedicated to ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship with its interns. USCRI offers interns a student-friendly environment and flexible schedule. Interns are provided opportunities to learn more about the organization and the non-profit sector and enhance their professional development through weekly Brown Bag presentations and mission-related film screenings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Write paper drafts and reports
• Perform web-based research regarding migration policies and issues in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America regions
• Contribute to overall research efforts
• Assist in the production and dissemination of publications
• Assist in the edit, copy edit and write articles for publication
• Provide basic administrative support to the Immigrant Services Division

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Research experience and solid analytical skills
• Experience writing and editing reports and articles
• Strong interest on immigration and children’s issues
• Familiarity with cultural and migration issues in the U.S., Mexico and Central America
• Ability to work independently and a part of a team
• Journalism or Communications student or graduate preferred
• Spanish language fluency REQUIRED

COMPENSATION:
• Full-time (30+ hrs. per week): $100 stipend per month
• Part-time (15-30 hrs. per week): up to $80 stipend per month
• Local travel expenses to and from the office are also reimbursed

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply for this internship, please send the following materials to apply-internship@uscridc.org, Attn: Internship Coordinator:  Only applications received via email will be considered for this position. Specify “Immigration Research Intern” and your name in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please!
• Resume or C.V.
• Cover letter, stating the basis for your interest in this position and why your qualifications make you the right candidate for this internship

This internship is offered every spring, summer, and fall semester.  The deadlines for each are as follows:
• Spring: Last day to apply is December  31st; Internship begins in January
• Summer: Last day to apply is April  30th; Internship begins in May
• Fall: Last day to apply is August  31st; Internship begins in September

*Internships require a minimum 10 weeks and 15 hours per week commitment. The internship is located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, Crystal City.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.

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