USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

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POSITION: Trafficking Intern

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants. The National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (NHTVAP) began in 2011 to provide administration and technical assistance and support to local providers in 29 states and U.S. American territories in the Pacific, who provide comprehensive, culturally-appropriate case management support and services to identified victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and eligible family derivatives.  For more information on the program, please visit

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.

The NHTVAP interns play a pivotal role in every facet of the program’s day-to-day activities.  There are two positions available for this internship.

• Assist in conducting regional outreach within the USCRI  NHTVAP service area;
• Conduct telephonic  consultations with program service providers;
• Develop and maintain a program newsletter;
• Develop and conduct semi-annual provider survey;
• Perform web-based research; and
• Maintain and update resources and library for the USCRI National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program.

• Familiarity in working with survivors of human trafficking, immigrants or refugee communities preferred;
• High level of professionalism;
• Commitment to human rights and humanitarian causes;
• Ability to multi-task;
• Law students or graduate students preferred.

Internships require a minimum of 20 hours per week (interns may not work more than 8 hours per day) and a 10-week commitment. The internship is located at Crystal City-Arlington, VA, 15 minutes from DC.

• Part-time (20-30 hrs. per week): up to $160 stipend per month
• Full-time (30-40): $240 stipend per month
• Local travel expenses to and from the office are also reimbursed, up to a maximum of $20 per day.

To apply for this internship, please send the following materials to, Attn: Internship Coordinator:  Only applications received via email will be considered for this position. Specify “Trafficking Intern” 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:
• Fall: Last day to apply is August 24th, Internship begins in September
• Summer: Last day to apply is May 5th, Internship begins in late May
• Spring: Last day to apply is January 2nd, Internship begins in mid-January

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