National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP) Seeks a Graduate/Undergraduate Student Intern for the Summer of 2012:

The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project Law (NIWAP, pronounced new-app) is a new experiential learning opportunity at American University Washington College of Law that opened at the end of April of 2012. NIWAP's work benefits immigrant women, children, and immigrant survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes. We are a national provider of training, legal and social science research, policy development, and technical assistance to advocates, attorneys, pro bono law firms, law schools, universities, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service and health care providers, justice system personnel, and other professionals who work with immigrant women, children and crime victims. NIWAP supports for those in the field and in government who work to improve laws, regulations, policies, and practices to enhance legal options and opportunities for immigrant women and children.

NIWAP is seeking undergraduate/graduate student interns to join us this summer (1 paid position). The work may include an opportunity to work on the following types of projects:

  • Coordinating trainings for police on immigrant victim certification in cases of immigrant crime victims and national training on immigrant victims legal rights to be held in the Fall of 2012;
  • Analyze data and develop report for state STOP grant administrators responsible for distributing Violence Against Women Act funding at the state level. This report will describe the underserved immigrant populations in the state and their language access needs.
  • Updating NIWAP's national state by state directory of programs serving immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking
  • Updating NIWAP's national resource library available at iwp.legalmomentum.org
  • Distribution of materials and information developed by NIWAP staff in response to assistance request s from state, local and federal government agencies and from advocates and attorneys across

To apply please send your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in this summer position to Rocio Molina. Applications will remain open until positions are filled.