NNIRR accepts internship applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.
If you are interested in a summer internship with NNIRR, please submit your application by April 1st.
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 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
This position will be shared between NNIRR and a local member organization in need of assistance in documenting stories of abuse and rights violations against immigrant community members. The intern will be trained as a human rights documenter and will be placed at a local organization to identify community members wishing to come forward and share their story of human rights abuse. The position requires acute familiarity with immigration enforcement issues and a strong sensibility to the impacts of rights violations on community members.
Qualifications Required: Bilingual in English/Spanish; demonstrated commitment to social justice & immigrant rights; basic understanding of basic immigration enforcement programs; strong sensibility to communities under distress and experiencing physical/emotional/psychological impacts of abuse and rights violations.
International Program Intern
This position will be shared between NNIRR and Migrants Rights International (MRI), an international network of migrant associations and human rights organizations, advocating for migrants' rights and promoting migrants' voices at the global level of policy-making. The intern will be responsible for assisting with international communications and event-planning for our international forums, including those around the upcoming High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development at the UN in New York this fall. 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.
Qualifications Required: Fluency (written) in English and 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.
With progress anticipated in advancing positive immigration policy changes in the coming year and beyond, we are looking for interns to assist in research, campaign implementation and event organizing. 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 involviong 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.
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!