National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) Seeks a Graduate or Undergraduate Student Intern for Summer 2013:
The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project Law (NIWAP, pronouncednew-app) is a new experiential learning opportunity at American University Washington College of Law. 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 bonolaw 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 is seeking undergraduate/graduate student interns to join us this fall (1-2 paid positions). The work may include an opportunity to work on the following types of projects:
- Coordinate trainings for police on immigrant victim certification in cases of immigrant crime victims and national training on immigrant victims legal rights;
- Work with the Legal Services Corporation to clarify their policy on legal aid they are allowed to give to undocumented immigrants;
- Update NIWAP’s national state by state directory of programs serving immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking;
- Update NIWAP’s national resource library, available at niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu, track copyright permissions, and find new public documents to upload;
- Distribute materials and information developed by NIWAP staff in response to assistance requests from state, local and federal government agencies and from advocates and attorneys across the country;
- Conduct social science research supporting advocacy on behalf of immigrant crime victims and immigrant women;
- Create and implement materials distribution plans and an advertising campaign to increase awareness of NIWAP resources including the web library, directory of programs with experience serving immigrant victims, and technical assistance;
- Assist in the development of a database of grants and loans available to all students attending colleges & universities without regard to immigration status.
To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in this summer position to Levi Wolberg (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will remain open until positions are filled.