Human Rights First, New York is inviting applications for the Remote Legal Internship for the Afghan Legal Assistance (PALA) project from students enrolled in law school.
About Human Rights First
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Over its 40-year history, Human Rights First has earned a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. Human Rights First is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a track record of success in delivering change that has made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
About Legal Internship Opportunity
Human Rights First, New York is inviting applications for the Remote Legal Internship for the Afghan Legal Assistance (PALA) project from students enrolled in law school for 10 weeks starting September 7, 2022.
Role and Responsibilities
- Conduct screenings and intake interviews with potential asylum, Special Immigrant Visa applicants, or other Afghan clients;
- Write and edit 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 to those with no experience in asylum or refugee issues);
- Assist Human Rights First attorneys in drafting affidavits, briefs, immigration forms, and other legal documents;
- Assist staff with legal research, and preparation of training materials and;
- Participate in various NGO and government liaison meetings with the Department of Homeland Security or other government agencies.
Eligibility for Legal Internship
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines at once;
- Dedicated interest and passion for immigration advocacy and protecting the rights of migrants;
- Experience working with vulnerable populations and survivors of trauma;
- Ability to work collaboratively with staff, clients, and community organizations;
- Motivated to work independently/remotely;
- Passion for protecting the rights of Afghans seeking representation in the United States and;
- Strong preference for fluency in Dari or Pashto
Cover Letter, Resume, Short Writing Sample (no more than 5 pages, preferably on an immigration-related topic), all in PDF.
10 weeks, 20 hours/week
August 5, 2022
How to Apply?
Please find the link at the end of this post.