Intern, HIAS - Washington, DC
Founded in 1881, HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, is the oldest international migration and refugee resettlement agency in the United States. Dedicated to assisting persecuted and oppressed Jews and other people worldwide and delivering them to countries of safe haven, to date HIAS has assisted more than 4.5 million people.
Position: Intern, HIAS - Washington DC
The HIAS-DC Intern will work with HIAS’ Advocacy and Policy Department at its Washington, DC office on efforts to advocate for generous and just immigration and refugee policies. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in government affairs and the role of faith-based advocacy.
- Conduct research, analysis, and writing for various special projects related to immigration, refugee, and asylum policy, advocacy, and programs in support of HIAS’ U.S. and international programs
- Monitor and report on congressional hearings, legislative affairs, and new stories of interest to HIAS
- Assist with regular publications such as the HIAS/JTA Digest, the Middle East Refugee Digest, the Latin America Refugee Digest, and the Haitian Immigration Digest
- Assist with the development and implementation of events for HIAS Young Leaders
- Other duties related to program development, management, operations, grassroots outreach, database upkeep, grants, and general office support
- Experience with immigration, refugees, and/or policy preferred
- Strong research, analytical, and writing skills
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task between administrative and programmatic issues, and manage time effectively
- Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to work independently, and strong organizational skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English; bilingual a plus but not required
- Proficient in Microsoft applications (Word & Excel) and internet research
- Commitment of at least 15 hours/week during the semester; commitment of at least 25 hours/week during the summer
Interested applicants should email the following information to Leah Bergen:
- Cover letter (please explain your interest in the position and indicate your time availability)
- Brief writing sample (maximum 3 pages)
- Contact information for 3 references
HIAS-DC is located at 1775 K Street NW, Suite 320 – one block from both the Farragut North and the Farragut West metro stop. Please note: HIAS internships are unfunded but we work with schools to assist students with obtaining credit, work-study, or other funding sources.