• Women in Nepal

    Intern, Migrant Rights and Justice - D.C.

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    LOCATION: Women’s Refugee Commission, Washington, D.C.

    START DATE: May 2018 (Flexible)

    DURATION: 2-4 months (Full-time)


    • Conduct research on key issues for the Migrant Rights and Justice Program.
    • Help draft materials for meetings and for the Commission’s web site.
    • Cover Congressional hearings on relevant Migrant Rights and Justice issues.
    • Attend meetings on behalf of program staff, take notes, and report back to program staff.
    • Assist with legislative and policy analysis.
    • Assist with legal research, administrative, and programmatic functions.
    • Other program tasks as needed.


    • Learn about administrative and legislative advocacy efforts.
    • Understand the linkage between immigration policy and the potential outcomes for migrant communities.
    • Grasp core elements of the US policy process, including the roles of Congress, NGOs, and other parties in crafting legislation.
    • Participate in crafting influential policy recommendations and legislation.
    • Learn about key qualitative and quantitative resources related to migrant rights advocacy.


    • Graduate or law student with immigration, international affairs, legal, gender, social science or family law background. Note that legal/law school experience is preferred.
    • Experience/ interest in gender, asylum and refugee issues.
    • Excellent research and writing skills.
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Knowledge of immigration, or child welfare field and community.
    • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently.
    • Solid computer skills.
    • Applicants with Spanish language skills preferred.

    Please send cover letter, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    For more information, visit the Migrant Rights and Justice program page.