Sunday, October 30, 2011

CLE Associate at the American Immigration Lawyers Association

Great Opportunity, Great People, Great Place to Work!
Use your degree and knowledge of immigration law to develop CLE education programming.
We are...
Headquartered in downtown, Washington, DC, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is an organization with over 11,000 individual attorney members. AILA's mission is to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides its members with continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise.
Your role...
This position is responsible for the administration of continuing legal education accreditation programs, and researching and implementing new initiatives. Oversees, coordinates and submits applications and reporting for all in-person conferences and convenience learning programming (e.g., audio and web seminars, podcasts, recordings and live webcasts of in-person conferences). Serves as primary member service representative for all CLE inquiries. Updates and maintains AILA’s CLE center website and webCLE portal. Incumbent assists in the planning and administration of the AILA Annual Conference and other conferences as needed.
Your background...
4-year undergraduate degree is required. Masters or J.D., a plus. 2+ years related experience working with adult education programs or managing an accreditation program is desired. Prior work experience in CLE administration is desired. Knowledge of immigration law is a plus.
Our workplace...
Staff takes great satisfaction in our cause - comprehensive immigration reform. Noted for its employee friendly approach, our staff represents the absolute best and the brightest! We offer a dynamic, empowering and collaborative work environment that allows staff members to reach their full potential. AILA is recognized as one of the 50 Great Places to Work in Washington, DCby The Washingtonian magazine, and is a 2010 winner of The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.
We offer an attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, disability, life, 401K with employer match, transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks vacation, 11 Federal holidays, on-site fitness center, casual dress and many more exciting benefit programs.
We encourage QUALIFIED candidates to forward cover letter, resume and desired salary to: HR-CLEASSOC- Idealist / / 202.783.7853, fax. NOTE: Cover letter and resume will be used as writing samples, and cover letters without desired salary may not be considered. Direct hire only – no recruiters. No calls! EEO.

Open Society Foundations Legal Internship

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. Our activities have grown to encompass theUnited Statesand more than 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa andLatin America. Each Foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities.
The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, the Justice Initiative promotes human rights and builds legal capacity for open societies. We foster accountability for international crimes, combat racial discrimination and statelessness, support criminal justice reform, address abuses related to national security and counterterrorism, expand freedom of information and expression, and stem corruption linked to the exploitation of natural resources. Our staff is based in Abuja, Amsterdam, Bishkek, Brussels, Budapest, Freetown, The Hague, London, MexicoCity, New York, Paris, Phnom Penh, Santo Domingo and Washington,D.C.
The objective of the internship program with OSI’s Open Society Justice Initiative is to train participants on some of the methodologies used by public interest advocacy groups like OSI to foster and encourage reform, inclusion, human rights, and the building of legal capacity for open societies.
Based in New York, interns will be instructed, and receive hands-on training, on many of the broad range of activities involved in effectuating reform, human rights, and the building of legal capacity for open societies, including but not limited to, the identification of an injustice to be remedied, the formulation of a comprehensive action plan, and the research and writing involved in research memoranda, reports and studies associated with a project. The interns will receive their training in the context of the Open Society Justice Initiative.
With close supervision by an assigned mentor, interns will learn about the various tools available for researching issues, for engaging in oral and written persuasive techniques, and for drafting reports and legal memoranda related to human rights related initiatives, like the Open Society Justice Initiative. They will acquire knowledge and read about issues related to anticorruption, national criminal justice reform (specifically pre-trial detention, access to justice, and safety, security and accountability), legal capacity development, freedom of expression and information, equality and citizenship, national security and/or international justice. They will receive hands-on writing experience by, among other things, assisting OSI in drafting both legal and non-legal memoranda and drafting reports. They will receive research and analysis experience by assisting OSI in researching assigned topics through the Internet, Lexis/Nexis, foreign source materials, academic studies, oral interviews of experts, Library of Congress materials, and legal and political documents, and by analyzing related topic material. Interns also will receive real time training on the dialogues and other communications that are required in human interest initiatives like the Program by, among other things, assisting in drafting of related correspondence, print material and website content, participating in conference calls, and attending relevant meetings hosted by think tanks and government and non-government agencies.
For this internship program, OSI is seeking individuals currently enrolled in a relevant law school program who are highly motivated and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. The ideal candidates will have strong communication, interpersonal and computer skills, a demonstrated ability to write effectively and analyze and summarize complex information, and a desire to function in a team environment. They also must be able to multi-task while remaining attentive to detail.
Upon acceptance, interns will need to provide a letter from their university indicating that they are receiving credit and/or funding for the internship.
January Internship: 4 weeks
Spring Internship (February – May 2012): 12 weeks
Summer Internship (June – September 2012): 12 weeks
Fall Internship (September–December 2012): 12 weeks
January Internship: full time, max 40 hours/week
Spring Internship: part time, max 19 hours/week
Summer Internship: full time, max 40 hours/week
Fall Internship: part time, max 19 hours/week


January internship: November 15, 2011
Spring internship: December 1, 2011
Summer internship: January 10, 2012
Fall internship: September 1, 2012
COMPENSATION: Unpaid, lunch provided.**
Please send a cover letter and resume to Include the internship code and which duration (January, Spring, Summer, Fall) in subject line:LRI-OSJI/NY
Open Society Foundations
Recruitment Specialist – LRI-OSJI/NY
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
FAX: 212.548.4675
No phone calls, please. All qualified applicants for this internship will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected category.

International Institute of Space Law Announces Moot Court Competition Problem

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) has released the Problem for the 21st Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 2012. Also, the Manfred Lachs Trophy has now found a permanent home in the Peace Palace, the seat of the International Court of justice (ICJ).

The student competition is based on a hypothetical space law dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Preliminary competitions will be held between March and June 2012 in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific. A new African regional round is being planned for 2012. The winning teams of the regional rounds will meet in the World Finals in Naples, Italy in October 2012 during the annual IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, in the framework of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The Final Round is traditionally judged by three judges of the International Court of Justice.

The “Case concerning On-orbit Collision, Non-cooperative Satellite Removal, and Damages”, is available at
The 2012 Problem challenges the students to research and debate the legal issues posed by space debris including mitigation and removal measures, and the use of satellites as a tool to combat natural disasters on Earth.

The contact details for the Regional Rounds are:

Asia Pacific:             Dr. Yuri TAKAYA (Ms.) -
Europe:                         Mr. Raphael Milchberg -
North America:             Dr. Milton (Skip) Smith -

More information about the competition can be found at: 
More information about the IISL can be found at:

Humanity in Action Fellowship Program

The HIA Fellowship brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Separate programs will take place for five weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon, and Warsaw.

Applications are due on January 9, 2012.

Intensive and demanding, the HIA Fellowship features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit organizations, museums and memorials. Participation requires a great deal of intellectual curiosity and stamina, as well as the ability to work effectively in international teams.

After the program, Fellows participate in the global alumni network of HIA Senior Fellows and can take advantage of special professional fellowship opportunities such as internship programs in the U.S. Congress and European Parliament.

For more information: 

Rosenfeld Internships and Fellowships

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Allan Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship program. This training program has been established for exceptional college undergraduates and graduate students who aspire to become leaders in public health and in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The Allan Rosenfield Internships and Fellowships have been established in honor and in memory of the distinguished public health leader Allan Rosenfield, M.D., dean ofColumbiaUniversity’s Mailman School of Public Health for 22 years, chair of amfAR’s program board, and a longtime member of the Foundation’s board of trustees. As a pioneering physician, academic leader, and educator, Dr. Rosenfield demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the world’s most vulnerable populations and was a champion of their rights and well-being for more than four decades. His career combined expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, family planning, public health, and HIV/AIDS with ardent advocacy of women’s health and human rights. As a member of amfAR’s board from 1997 to 2008, Dr. Rosenfield regularly provided Congressional testimony on behalf of amfAR in support of AIDS research and prevention initiatives including syringe exchange programs. His research focused on reducing maternal mortality in the developing world as well as decreasing the spread of HIV/AIDS among mothers and children, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and southernAsia. Dr. Rosenfield was among the first to call for specific attention to the ethical imperative of offering HIV-positive mothers ongoing care and treatment for HIV after pregnancy.
Rosenfield interns and fellows will be based at amfAR’s Public Policy office inWashington,D.C.The mission of the Public Policy program is to foster national and international research, service delivery, and education programs on HIV/AIDS through evidence-based public policy activities. This training program will provide outstanding candidates with some of the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective leaders in public health. During the placement in amfAR’s Public Policy office, interns and fellows will co-author policy papers on specific issues related to the domestic and global HIV/AIDS epidemic. They will also contribute to the work of the Public Policy office by collaborating on writing and research projects, organizing meetings and conferences, and attending federal, Congressional, and NGO briefings.
Rosenfield interns and fellows will also participate in a range of public health advocacy activities that will connect them with others working in both the public and private sectors. This will provide interns and fellows with an opportunity to network with other young leaders and to develop advocacy skills to address some of the most pressing health issues of our time, particularly HIV/AIDS.
Eligibility criteria
Applicants for internships must be enrolled in an undergraduate program. Applicants for fellowships must have received an undergraduate degree prior to beginning the fellowship. In addition, they must be planning to enter or be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program (e.g., M.D., J.D., M.P.P, M.P.H., Ph.D), or have received one of these graduate degrees, with the intention of pursuing a career that will include a major focus on public health and public service.
Applicants selected for the training program will have demonstrated academic excellence as well as a strong commitment to improving the health of others nationally and globally. They must exhibit exceptional leadership potential, including superb communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as a commitment to interdisciplinary work and public service in government, NGOs, or education. Applicants must demonstrate strong writing and research skills and have an interest in health policy advocacy related to HIV/AIDS. Knowledge of theU.S.government and legislative processes is strongly preferred but not required.
Funding and length of placement
In 2012, amfAR intends to award as many as three Allan Rosenfield placements. Fellows will be selected for up to a six-month placement and interns will be selected for three months. Interns and fellows will receive stipends based on their academic degree status. Internships and fellowships also may include support to attend conferences and meetings.
About amfAR
Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research and evidence-based public policies. With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $307 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
Applicants must send:
  • A resume with relevant coursework
  • A description of experience in public health, law, policy, and/or medicine, experience and/or interest in HIV/AIDS
  • Scores from SAT, MCAT, and any other relevant standardized tests
  • GPA from college and graduate school, as applicable
  • A writing sample
  • A cover letter describing your interest in this issue and working at amfAR. Applicants should specify their availability and fellowship applicants should state preferred duration of placement (three to six months).
For more information and to submit an application for amfAR’s Allan Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internships and Fellowships, contact:
Kate Goertzen
amfAR Public Policy Office
1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 406
202-331-8600 (o)

Caribbean Human Rights Researcher

About the job
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Caribbean team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action on the Americas by providing country and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. Your task will be to monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials.
About you
With experience of working on human rights issues, you will have worked in or have substantial knowledge of the Caribbean, particularly with specialist knowledge of Cuba and Haiti. You’ll have a background in either activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority.You will also have proven research and writing skills and the ability to be impartial and think strategically. Fluency in written and spoken English, Spanish and French, including excellent writing skills, is essential.
About your team
Recent work on Haiti has included research and campaigning around human rights abuses in the context of the aftermath of the serious earthquake of January 2010 , the bringing to justice of former President Jean-Claude Duvalier and issues of freedom of expression in Cuba.
About us
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Already our network of almost three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
Closing date: 23rd November 2011
For further information about this and our other current vacancies, and to apply online, please visit our website

Internship at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), one of the nation’s leading refugee advocacy organizations, is seeking candidates for Summer 2012 Judith Stronach Women’s Rights Fellowship positions. CGRS, which is based at U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, works to advance the human rights of women and children by focusing on gender-based and children’s asylum and broader refugee laws and policies, both in the U.S. and internationally. CGRS also works to address the root causes of the forced migration of women and children. For more information about CGRS, please visit
CGRS’s Stronach Fellows function as full-time summer law clerks for 10- to 12-week terms. They are involved in the full range of CGRS’s work, including research and writing on key legal issues, appellate advocacy, analysis of emerging asylum law trends, training and technical assistance, country conditions research and international human rights projects, preparation of expert witness affidavits, and national policy work.
Stronach Fellowship positions are not funded. CGRS encourages Fellows to seek outside funding to support their work.
Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to the human rights of refugee women and children and strong research and writing skills are required. Completion of two full years of law school and experience or background in asylum law are strongly preferred, and experience with other areas related to CGRS’s work, such as international human rights law or women’s rights, is also preferred. Fluency in Spanish is desirable, but not required.
Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. A complete application includes a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample (5-10 pages), and list of three references. The cover letter should explain the applicant’s interest and how the applicant’s experiences relate to the mission and work of CGRS. Please email complete applications to the following address (no phone calls, please): (subject line: Summer Law Clerk Application)
CGRS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
All qualified persons, including people of color, persons with disabilities, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender persons, are encouraged to apply.

U.S. State Department Student Internship Program - Deadline Extended

The application for the Summer 2012 Department of State Internship Program has been extended to November 7th. Interested qualified students are encouraged to submit their application by the new deadline of Monday, November 7th. Individuals who have already submitted an application will be able to update, edit, and resubmit their application until the new closing date.

All applicants are encouraged to submit their application in advance of the closing date to avoid any complications which may be experienced due to heavy application volume in the final days and hours prior to the announcement closing.

For more details on the internship application process, please download the Student Internship Information Brochure (updated 10/27/2011, 998kb, PDF).

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hofstra University Hosts Careers in International Affairs Program Today

Careers in International AffairsThe purpose of this event is to assist students with thinking outside the box with their job interests and searches, and enhance their internship and employment searches to include industries such as NGO and government sectors.  No RSVP necessary.
Monday, October 24th, 6 p.m. at The Career Center

Saturday, October 22, 2011

IBJ Law Student Internship Program

In China, IBJ has established a network of Defender Resource Centers that work in partnership with Chinese universities, bar associations, law firms and civil society actors to implement and develop fair trial rights of the criminally accused. IBJ achieves this goal by building the capacity of the indigent defense system, educating criminal defenders and other key actors in the criminal justice system, developing pilot initiatives that promote improved implementation of rights-based laws and policies, and promoting growing consciousness among ordinary citizens of their basic human rights.
The IBJ Law Student Internship Program gives law students the opportunity to become involved in IBJ’s uniquely practical and realistic theory of change; by working in partnership with criminal justice organs and civil society, and developing the resources, awareness and trained lawyers necessary to improve implementation of existing domestic laws, IBJ can advance human rights in the developing world. Students have the opportunity to work at IBJ’s National Defender Resource Center in Beijing or in one of IBJ’s Regional Defender Resource Centers in western or southern China.
Each year IBJ attracts some of the best and brightest law students to participate in its rule of law initiatives in China. IBJ’s internship program provides a select group of law students with a rare opportunity to work on range of project activities. Students will work alongside IBJ’s team of international and Chinese lawyers in China. All students are relied upon to play an active and important role; the demands of the program are intellectually satisfying and personally rewarding. Because of IBJ’s unprecedented access to China’s criminal justice system, all law student interns will be able to get an up-close look at the contemporary issues impacting upon China’s indigent defense system.
Interning with IBJ in China, law students will have the following opportunities:
1) To participate in on-site training of criminal defenders or other criminal justice actors and to contribute towards the development of essential training and resource materials.
2) To assist in the development of a distance learning program, web site development, eLearning modules, accessible to lawyers throughout China.
3) To engage in campaign activities which seek to raise awareness among ordinary citizens of their basic legal rights; further to participate in activities that aim to educate criminal justice actors about how to better protect the rights of the accused.
4) To develop research from the United Nations and other international bodies, as well as from countries around the world and to engage in local field research that will contribute towards policy and legislative reforms on the local and national level.
5) To contribute towards IBJ’s unique Models for Change programs, pilot initiatives around the country that address how to accomplish rights protection and enforcement in practice. Among these programs are opportunities to work on the development of the juvenile justice system, the development of indigent defense systems and strategies in poor and minority regions throughout western China that provide earlier access to counsel and improve the capacity of defenders to protect the legal rights of the ordinary citizens within the criminal justice system.
6) Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation processes to accurately reflect the impact of IBJ’s work in China.
7) Strategic planning and the development of concept papers that will evolve into funding proposals.

Skills needed:

- Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
- Exceptional research and writing skills and a responsible attitude in all aspects of work
- Good interpersonal skills
- Interest in human rights/ public interest/ criminal defense
- Proficiency with a broad range of computer programs
- Ability to work in a complex and team environment
- Ability to work congenially and effectively under challenging circumstances
- Ability to work independently and without direction when necessary
Please send a CV and cover letter by email to
For summer internships, please send by 15th January. Applicationa for internships outside the summer are accepted on a rolling basis.

Friday, October 21, 2011

International Advocacy Intern

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies is now welcoming applications for the winter 2012 International Advocacy Internship at its Geneva office. The duration of the internship is 3 months.

Responsibilities may include: - Supporting program staff through legal and factual research on initiatives concerning human rights abuses in Arab nations, including issues of arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, violation of freedom of expression , and regional minority issues; - Research, analysis and drafting of UN submissions on matters concerning relevant human rights abuses; - Editing, proof-reading and cite-checking legal submissions, press releases , briefing materials and publications; - Observing, documenting and monitoring proceedings of UN mechanisms; - Meeting with UN, state and media personnel in order to gather information and to lobby them about pertinent human rights issues; - Supporting program staff through the provision of logistical tasks as needed; - Accompanying staff to meetings with human rights professionals from partner organizations.

Application and Selection Applicants will preferably have completed a Bachelors degree. However, CIHRS will consider applicants currently completing their Bachelors degree if they have a strong background in relevant areas. Preference will be given to those with an advanced knowledge of the politics and human rights in the Arab region, and who have practical or academic background in International Law , International Human Rights , International Humanitarian Law, International Politics of the Middle East, Human Rights in the United Nations, or Constitutional Law . Candidates must be fluent in English. Language competency in Arabic or French is preferred.

To apply for the internship, the following documents are required:
Cover letter with statement of intent detailing the applicant's reasons for seeking the internship, relevant qualifications, and what he or she expects out of the internship. Contact details. Resume or CV. Language proficiency in detail (reading, writing, speaking).

To apply for this position please send the required materials to with " Winter 2012 International Advocacy Internship" in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 27 November 2011. Potential candidates will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews.

Please note that CIHRS is unable to offer funding for internships. Many interns are able to find funding through their respective universities, as well as through external sources of funding. For more information on the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) see:

Human Trafficking Attorney at Safe Horizon

Using an intensive case management model and human rights based approach, Safe Horizon operates a comprehensive, community-focused social and legal services program for survivors of human trafficking, many of whom have experienced and witnessed physical, sexual and/or psychological abuse, survived torture and other forms of organized violence.
The Attorney provides comprehensive legal services to survivors of human trafficking, supervises legal staff in partnership with the Supervising Attorney of the Immigration Law Project, develops and participates in policy and legislative advocacy and develops and conducts trainings.
• Supervises, in coordination with the Supervising Attorney of the Immigration Law Project, all legal staff and legal interns and any new incoming legal staff.
• Conducts in depth interviews with clients to assess potential immigration relief as well as other legal needs.
• Seeks immigration remedies on behalf of clients. Understands how to assist with T and U Visa applications, Adjustment of Status applications and consular processing.
• Provides information and options to clients related to the criminal justice system and provides ongoing criminal justice advocacy and accompaniment for clients participating in investigations and prosecutions.
• Prepares witnesses and client for court appearances, accompanies client to interviews with law enforcement agents, and provides other criminal justice advocacy as needed.
• Drafts all legal documents and makes court appearances with clients, when necessary. 
• Responsible for assisting clients with a holistic range of services, including advocacy on non-legal issues and referrals for additional legal needs.
• Coordinates clients’ cases with social service providers and law enforcement agents.
• Maintains clients’ case files and all internal data logs.
• Maintains monthly statistical reports documenting case representation, provision of legal advocacy and referrals, including statistical data provided to funders.
• Conducts presentations and trainings to community-based organizations, other service providers and law enforcement to promote the mission of the agency. 
• Attends meetings to discuss policy issues affecting client population. 
• Develops and maintains relationships with individuals, organizations and government agencies within the immigration and human trafficking advocacy communities nationally.
• Contributes to the employment, supervision and oversight of support staff, volunteers and student interns.
• Must have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school and be admitted to New York State (or if admitted in another state, eligible and able to be admitted to New York State.
• Must possess strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to convey legal concepts to lay people. 
• The ability to write routine reports, court documents, case notes, legal briefs, pleadings and correspondence in a clear, concise and effective manner is essential. 
• Must be creative and have critical thinking skills. 
• Must be a persuasive and effective public speaker. 
• Must possess demonstrated appropriate communications skills for a variety of audiences including client populations, colleagues, law enforcement, and local, state and federal lawmakers. 
• Problem-solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills are also essential. 
• Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with various individuals, organizations and government agencies is essential.
• Must have 3-5 years experience providing legal services in the human trafficking or related field.
• Must have 2-3 years experience supervising attorneys on legal issues related to immigration, human trafficking and/or criminal justice advocacy.
• Must be familiar with legal services, resources and procedures available in New York City. 
• Must be familiar with a wide range of immigration and criminal justice law, social justice work, the underlying social issues effecting survivors of human trafficking, violent crime, domestic violence, torture, flight from persecution in other countries, and those seeking family re-unification.
• Prior experience organizing and executing group trainings and information exchanges is preferred.
• Prior experience in the field of Human Trafficking preferred. 
• Cultural competency and linguistic fluency. 
• Bilingual oral and written skills in Spanish required.
Please send cover letters and resumes to:

Voting Rights Fellow at the Asian Law Caucus

Temporary, Full-time position
Application deadline – November 30, 2011

Voting Rights Fellow

As the nation’s oldest legal organization focusing on the civil rights of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Asian Law Caucus is a leader in defending the interests of low-income immigrants. Since 1972, ALC has litigated high-profile cases and provided an array of services including community education, advocacy, and direct client representation. Our current program areas include National Security Civil Rights, Immigration, Employment, Housing Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, and Voting Rights. The Asian Law Caucus is a Member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice.
The Asian Law Caucus is seeking a Voting Rights Fellow to advocate on language access issues related to Section 203 of the federal Voting Rights Act. The attorney will directly interact with elections officials and will oversee polling monitoring efforts for the 2012 elections. S/he will have the opportunity to participate in existing litigation and local redistricting efforts as well. Significant experience in immigrant community issues and project management is highly desired.
  • Engage in public policy advocacy, largely on the county level
  • Participate in active impact litigation casework with co-counsel
  • Community education on voting rights issues
  • Supervise program coordinator, law clerks, and other volunteers
  • Coordinate activities with other members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice
  • Reports to Deputy Director
  • B.A./B.S. and J.D. degrees with membership in good standing with the California State Bar
  • Minimum of two years’ related legal services, policy advocacy, or state/federal court litigation experience, including taking and defending depositions, law and motion work, and discovery ideally with familiarity in practicing in a non-profit organization
  • Substantive law experience in a relevant area such as voting rights, civil rights, or constitutional law
  • Substantial experience in public policy and/or legal advocacy with excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, community advocates, and community-based organizations
  • Highly organized and self-starting
  • Preferred experience in supervising staff and volunteers
  • Preferred bilingual skills in Asian or Pacific Islander languages
Application Process
Interested candidates should submit via email (Microsoft Word compatible attachments) a cover letter and resume summarizing your interest, qualifications and experience, a legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and three professional references to Target start date is January 2012. Please no phone calls.
The Asian Law Caucus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.