Internships Available


NNIRR accepts internship applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you are interested in a Summer 2016 internship, please submit your application by Friday, March 11, 2016. (The application window for summer 2016 internships is now closed.)

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:

Just Borders

Over the next few years, NNIRR will be focusing on a national initiative concerning border policy and practices.  The initiative will include a particular focus on militarization and enforcement at the US-Mexico border, and will also include 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 and Global Migration Working Group (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.

Immigration Policy

We will continue to monitor and engage on immigration policy, particularly with a focus on punitive immgration enforcement. In 2016, 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. This year, interns will help to track electoral candidates and their immigration positions. 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.

Detainee Correspondence

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 

Office Support

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!