NNIRR accepts internship applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you are interested in a Summer 2017 internship, please submit your application by the end of February 2017. There is a lot of interest in summer internships and many applicants are also seeking stipends and fellowships. Early submission of summer applications is appreciated.
(Below, our 2016 summer interns enjoy dinner during our national board meeting this summer.)
We are always open to considering internships throughout the year and can often "tailor" intern tasks to meet school criteria.
Several of our member groups in different cities also have internships available. We'll be posting descriptions and application information soon.
If you are a UC Berkeley student and eligible for Work Study, we may be able to hire you through this program. Please inquire about availability of these positions with us.
Note: NNIRR does not offer any paid internships at this time.
Intern Projects Available:
NNIRR is focusing on border policy and practices as part of our work towards fair and just immigration reform. The initiative include a particular focus on militarization and enforcement at the US-Mexico border, as well as advocacy for new international guidelines for human rights protections at borders. Intens will assist in research, including corporate research, news monitoring, social media, website and educational tools development.
Qualifications Required: Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus; demonstrated commitment to social justice & immigrant rights; basic understanding of immigration enforcement programs; good writing skills.
International Program Intern (2 positions)
NNIRR is actively engaged with global partners to promote the human rights of all migrants and refugees. We have two intern positions available:
1) Program support: The intern will be responsible for assisting with international communications and event-planning for our international forums and initiatives, including the Global Coalition on Migration. The intern should be comfortable working independently, communicating with colleagues and allies from varied cultures and languages, and be reasonably familiar with current migrants' rights issues.
2) Program support: Similar to the position above, this intern will support the Women in Migration Network (NNIRR is a member). The intern will assist with research, communications, updates to website and sharing through social media.
Qualifications Required: Fluency (written) in English and familiarity with at least one of either French or Spanish; demonstrated commitment to social justice and migrants rights; understanding of basic international migration-related issues; ability to work independently.
We will continue to monitor and engage on immigration policy, particularly with a focus on punitive immgration enforcement. We are actively monitoring the immigration debate as it manifests in the 2016 presidential race. We will be working with members around the country and in coalition with other groups to do public education, policy advocacy, and active mobilization of various types. We are also interested in involving more students and more systematic campus outreach and education.
Qualifications: Good writing and research skills; comfortable communicating via telephone; ability to work independently. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills a plus.
NNIRR receives hundreds of letters each year from people stuck in the immigrant detention system. This position entails carefully reading and reviewing all correspondence from detainees, compiling resources and info to share, and responding to detainee mail in a timely manner.
Qualifications Required: Bilingual in English/Spanish; commitment to human rights and social justice and demonstrated sense of solidarity with the imprisoned population.
Qualifications Preferred: Familiarity with immigrants rights issues, particularly related to detention; letter-writing skills; research skills; ability to work independently
We are looking for extra hands to help with general office support as well as specific campaign support. This includes light office duties, including database management, fulfilling orders of publications, copying, mailing, etc., as well as website support.
Download the NNIRR Intern/Volunteer application here.
Please be sure to indicate the project you are applying for. Thank you!