Law Student Intern
Free Migration Project is looking for a fall law student intern to help us challenge the immigration system on the personal and systemic levels, working in collaboration with lawyers, immigrant organizers, and grassroots groups. The intern will assist with current client deportation defense cases, including legal research and writing, client interviews, and possible attendance in court; provide campaign support, including engaging with community organizers and elected officials; and assist with public education and outreach to promote open migration policies. This position is unpaid and we encourage students to seek funding through scholarships or federal work study in your institution. We anticipate this internship to last 10-12 weeks, from early September to mid-December (with some flexibility around dates). Some background in immigration law or advocacy is preferred, as is Spanish fluency. The position may be partially or fully remote depending on COVID-19 safety considerations. Please email the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 25, 2021:
- Cover letter
- Writing sample
Free Migration Project is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that represents immigrant clients, advocates for fair and open immigration laws, provides legal support and training to organizers and attorneys, and engages in impact litigation. Free Migration Project promotes migration as a basic human right. Free Migration Project’s work over the past year includes supporting the Shut Down Berks campaign to end detention of immigrant families in Pennsylvania, fighting egregious civil fines levied by ICE against immigrant rights leaders living in Sanctuary churches, co-organizing the third annual Open Borders Conference, and representing families in Sanctuary in Philadelphia.
Communications & Social Media Intern
- Cover letter explaining (1) how your lived or work experience make you a good fit for this role; and (2) how you believe communications and social media can contribute to abolition of immigrant detention and deportation.
- Resume or CV
Social Media Intern Responsibilities:
- Manage the social media calendar under Program Coordinator supervision.
- Brainstorm social media outreach ideas for various campaigns.
- Assist in maintaining WordPress websites, and post on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Research relevant immigrant rights topics.
- Manage social media during actions, rallies and certain events.
- Analyze social media analytics to gauge the success of outreach.
This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
Social Media Intern Requirements:
- Must be eligible for work study funding, as this is an unpaid internship
- Spanish/English fluency required
- Social media competency required
- Creative mindset, highly organized, attentive to detail
- Excellent communications skills
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
- Experience in immigrant rights or racial justice advocacy and/or organizing strongly preferred
- Social media management tools competency preferred