Please note that sections titled “Work May Include” list all possible tasks available at an organization.  Each student will communicate directly with the staff at their assigned organization to determine which available tasks most closely match their skills and interests.

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Immigration Equality

Work May Include:

  • Conducting research to support asylum cases, including country-condition packets
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Preparing documents to be submitted in immigration court
  • Accompanying clients to immigration court
  • Helping with the national hotline
  • Connecting clients with local resources
  • Working with walk-ins

Desired Qualifications:

  • Most needed languages:  Spanish, Russian, Georgian, French, Arabic
  • Attention to details, especially working on documents to be submitted in court
  • Flexibility and ability to respond to situations as they arise
  • Open-mindedness about issues pertaining to LGBTQ community
  • Commitment of 4-6 hours per week (some hours may be done at home)

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The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights

Work May Include:

  • Conducting applied research on issues related to immigration and/or the day laborer community
  • Structuring a program for ESOL and/or civics tutoring sessions led by volunteers
  • Leading communications/media/PR optimization
  • Creating a database with resources for event planning/logistics.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish essential, as much of the work will be conducted in Spanish
  • Non-judgmental and sensitive—understanding of people coming from different situations, socioeconomic backgrounds

Location:


Queer Detainee Empowerment Project

Work May Include:

  • Conducting research to support reports (e.g., on impact of solitary confinement, segregated housing)
  • Community organizing and local policy work
  • Supporting international campaign to end detention
  • Communication with partners
  • Answering national hotline, communicating with people in detention
  • Facilitating member meetings

Desired Qualifications:

  • Research background
  • Good writing skills—English, philosophy, or other writing-intensive major a plus
  • Interest in working in social work or human resources
  • Upper-classman looking to build their resumé
  • Maturity, empathy, and a desire to learn!

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