Scroll down to review all opportunities available for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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.

Click each organization’s logo to learn more about the work they do.


African Communities Together

Work May Include:

  • Aiding in the creation of a new worker-owned cooperative which will help empower interpreters serving African immigrants
    • Conducting research on and examining examples of similar cooperatives to inform the development of the community of interpreters co-op
    • Assisting in curriculum development and leading training on creation of a co-op
  • Reaching out to legal, medical, and non-profit organizations to promote the Community of Interpreters
  • Assisting with initial intake calls between lawyer, interpreter, and client for organization’s Community Lease Assistance program
  • Designing flyers, posting website updates, and creating promotional documents for language services

Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest in working with people from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Experience or interest in working with African immigrants
  • Fluency in French or an African language recommended but not required

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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, French, Arabic
  • Attention to details, especially working on documents to be submitted in court
  • Flexibility and ability to respond to situations as they arise
  • Experience working with the LGBTQ and/or HIV+ communities is a plus, although not required

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Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) – Role 1

Work May Include:

  • Supporting the work of providing legal services to undocumented refugee minors (mostly teenagers)
  • Supporting clients directly through a variety of programming (e.g., tutoring and ESL)
  • Participating in client intake and drafting memos
  • Creating immigrant orientation materials (e.g., a tip sheet with job interview advice, a workshop on how to write a resumé, a guide to riding the subway, etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish essential for this role
  • Previous experience working with minors (e.g., as a camp counselor, tutor, baby-sitter)
  • Please note the successful candidate must undergo a background check before starting work. The organization will facilitate this process.

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Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) – Role 2

Work May Include:

  • Supporting the work of providing legal services to undocumented refugee minors (mostly teenagers)
  • Researching country conditions to be used in asylum cases
  • Supporting social services including researching local resources to generate referrals for clients

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Please note the successful candidate must undergo a background check before starting work. The organization will facilitate this process.

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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

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Operation Exodus

Work May Include:

  • Participating in after-school programming to help guide immigrant high school students and their parents through the college application process, financial aid applications, etc.
  • Helping organize monthly workshops empowering immigrant parents to learn about the US/NY school system and direct parents to available resources as needed
  • Mentoring a high school student who is a recent immigrant
  • Engaging in after-school programming for immigrant elementary school children, tutoring and supporting ESL lessons

Desired Qualifications:

  • Empathy, willingness to engage and connect with kids (whether they be elementary or high school aged)
  • Spanish language skills are helpful but not required
  • Open to working with a faith-based organization promoting Christian values

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Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)

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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