Friday, April 13, 2012

Immigration Intern at the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children

USCRI’s National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children (NCRIC) was launched in March 2005 in order to recruit and train volunteer attorneys and match them with unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released from federal custody all over the US. For more information on the program, please visit The Center’s interns and volunteers play apivotal role in every facet of the Center’s day-to-day activities. There are four positions available forthis internship.


  • Conduct telephonic intake interviews with children in their native tongue
  • Orient children and their sponsors to the immigration court process
  • Update the Center’s website by posting research
  • Perform web-based research on country conditions
  • Research important legal decisions related to immigrant children
  • Maintain and update the Center’s database


  • Spanish language fluency REQUIRED
  • Familiarity in working with the immigrant or refugee community preferred
  • Prior experience working with children
  • High level of professionalism
  • Commitment to human rights and humanitarian causes
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Above all, a good sense of humor and the will to make a difference
  • Law Students, graduate students or college graduates preferred.


  • Full-time (30+ hrs. per week): $100 stipend per month
  • Local travel expenses to and from the office are also reimbursed
The internship is located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, Crystal City.
To apply for this internship, please send the following materials to,
Attn: Internship Coordinator: (Only applications received via email will be considered for this position.)
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Cover letter, stating the basis for your interest in this position and why your qualifications make you the right candidate for this internship
Specify "Immigration Intern” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please!
This internship is offered every spring, summer, and fall semester. The deadlines for each are as follows:
  • Summer: Last day to apply is April 30th, Internship begins in May
  • Fall: Last day to apply is August 31st, Internship begins in September
  • Spring: Last day to apply is December 30th, Internship begins in January

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