Legal Refugee Representation Internship Fall 2020 - Remote

New York, NY
Full Time
Internship Description: Assist staff members in conducting screenings, intake interviews, intake write-ups, legal research, drafting supporting affidavits and declarations for clients and potential asylum clients; All done remotely using video conference technologies whenever needed.

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Provide interpretation services on an occasional basis if fully fluent in a relevant second language.

Required Skills & Experiences:
  • Interest and experience in asylum, immigration issues and human rights generally.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent research abilities;
  • Fluency in a second language, especially Spanish, French, and Arabic, preferred;
  • Ability to handle several tasks at once while working independently or as a member of a team

Required Education- current law student or recent graduate

Time Committment-15 hours/per week

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