SPRING 2013 REFUGEE AND HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNS
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
As the University of California's first law school, UC Hastings College of the Law boasts a rich history of achievement in the field of legal education. Established in 1878 and located in San Francisco's Civic Center district, our vibrant institution provides outstanding instruction for nearly 1,200 students from more than 120 universities and colleges across the country. We are a WASC-accredited institution that is dedicated to outcomes-based education and assessment and provide an innovative, fun and rewarding work environment for our valued employees. As a member of our team, you will enjoy a warm-hearted, deeply committed group of co-workers and a dynamic community of faculty and students.
The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) provides legal expertise, training and resources to attorneys representing asylum seekers, advocates to protect refugees, advances refugee law and policy, and uses domestic, regional and international mechanisms to address the root causes of persecution. For more information about CGRS, visit http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/. We are currently seeking candidates for Spring 2013 Refugee and Human Rights Internship positions.
CGRS seeks talented undergraduate or recent graduate interns to help the Center provide much needed resources to attorneys across the country and to advance the rights of women, children and LGBT individuals in this country and abroad. Given our small office and high volume of work, we give interns a high degree of responsibility from the start. Accordingly, interns must be motivated, responsible and able to work with minimal supervision. Interns must have the availability of 25+ hours per week. The date range of internship can be flexible. Typical duties and responsibilities and projects may consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
Conducting individualized country research for gender, LGBT and children’s asylum cases
Entering data on court decisions and other information in CGRS database
Tracking asylum case outcomes
Filing, cataloguing, and scanning documents such as Immigration Court decisions
Requirements include current enrollment in an undergraduate program or a recent graduate, excellent research and writing skills, strong interest in human rights and social justice issues, ability to work independently and within a team, and ability to protect the confidentiality of our work and our communications. Fluency in Spanish or French is also preferred, but not required.
Although we are unable to offer stipends for interns, we will be able to work with students to obtain school credit or outside funding, if available. Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to CGRShires@uchastings.edu. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. No phone calls, please. Failure to provide the information as required on the application form including attaching a cover letter and a resume may immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. EEOE