Internship and Dean's Fellow Opportunities at NIWAP

Thanks for your interest in working with NIWAP! We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2015 internship and Dean’s fellow positions.

We are not yet considering applications for Fall 2015 openings, but you can submit your resume now at www.niwap.org/go/jobs/ and note the semester you’re interested in.

Questions? Contact NIWAP at niwap@wcl.american.edu.

Dean’s Fellowship Opportunity with
National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP, pronounced new-app) is an experiential learning opportunity at the 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 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 is seeking two full-time Dean’s fellows to join us this summer. This is a paid position, at $12/hour. The work may include an opportunity to work on the following types of projects:

  • Develop training materials and conduct legal research to assist courts and judges in cases involving unaccompanied minors, immigrant crime victims, and immigrant women and children;
  • Work with judicial education staff at the state level to plan statewide trainings for judges on U visa certification and issues that arise in family courts;
  • Conduct legal research, publish training materials, and help organize our July conference for advocates and attorneys to facilitate healthcare access for immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence and DACA or DREAM children who become eligible for crime victim-related immigration relief;
  • Develop a tool kit for child protection workers on use of immigration remedies for their clients;
  • Edit existing training materials on immigrant crime victims’ legal rights for judges and court staff;
  • Assist NIWAP legal staff in responding to technical assistance requests from state, local and federal government agencies and from advocates and attorneys across the country;
  • Research and write on family law issues as they pertain to refugee families.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in this position at www.niwap.org/go/jobs/. Applications will remain open until position is filled; we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Undergraduate or Graduate Internship Opportunity with
National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP, pronounced new-app) is an experiential learning opportunity at the 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 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 is seeking two part- or full-time undergraduate or graduate students (at least 15 hours/week) to join us this summer. This is a paid position, at $10.50/hour. The work may include an opportunity to work on the following types of projects:

  • Assist NIWAP staff attorneys with legal, social science, and policy research to assist advocates, attorneys, law enforcement, courts and judges in cases involving unaccompanied minors, immigrant crime victims, and immigrant women and children;
  • Coordinate trainings for judges, law enforcement, and others on immigrant victim certification in cases of immigrant crime victims and national training on immigrant victims legal rights;
  • Work on training materials and help organize our July conference for advocates and attorneys to facilitate healthcare access for immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence and DACA or DREAM children who become eligible for crime victim-related immigration relief;
  • Update and reorganize NIWAP’s national resource library, available at niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu, track copyright permissions, find new public documents to upload;
  • Assist in grant writing;
  • Manage and expand NIWAP’s social media platform;
  • 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;
  • Assist NIWAP legal staff with intake and answering legal inquiries from around the country about issues specific to immigrant victims of crime.

Experience using WordPress, HTML, or statistical software, especially SPSS, is a plus.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in this position at www.niwap.org/go/jobs/. Applications will remain open until position is filled; we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.