National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) Seeks a Graduate or Undergraduate Student Intern for Fall 2014

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 an undergraduate/graduate student intern to join us this fall (1 paid position). The work may include an opportunity to work on the following types of projects:

  • Coordinate trainings for judges, police, and others on immigrant victim certification in cases of immigrant crime victims and national training on immigrant victims legal rights;
  • Assist with intake and answering legal inquiries from around the country about issues specific to immigrant victims of crime;
  • 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, track copyright permissions, find new public documents to upload;
  • Assist in the development of a database of grants and loans available to all students attending colleges & universities without regard to immigration status;
  • Assist with 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;
  • Facilitate communication between the director and policy makers, grantors, law enforcement, and others;
    Schedule flights and make other travel arrangements;
  • Help process payments and reimbursements.

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