Policy Internship - Summer 2023

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Policy Internship - Summer 2023

Date Posted:

November 11, 2022

The American Immigration Council (the Council) is looking for a qualified law student to join the policy department as an intern for the summer of 2023. Funding may be available if the intern cannot secure their own. The internship is a remote position.

About the American Immigration Council: 

The American Immigration Council, established in 1987, works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring. The Council brings together problem solvers and employs four coordinated approaches to advance change—litigation, research, legislative and administrative advocacy, and communications.

The Legal Department:

The Council’s Policy Department is staffed by experienced immigration lawyers who endeavor to provide thought leadership and expert insight for today’s immigration debate. In line with the mission of the Council, the Policy Department pursues strategies to limit unfair enforcement policies, protect due process rights and ensure a fair immigration process, reduce restrictions in business immigration, and maintain robust channels for future immigration flows. The Policy Department: 

  • Analyzes existing and proposed immigration policies and offers insight to present to the media, Congress, the public, and during convenings.
  • Shapes the public narrative by sharing Council analysis in a timely way with decision makers, writing blog posts for the Council’s blog (immigrationimpact.com), and regularly speaking with the media.
  • Educates Members of Congress by organizing and participating in briefings for Members and their staff, submitting statements for the record in committee hearings, providing technical assistance on legislative text, and offering lines of questioning for witnesses at hearings.
  • Engages with the oversight bodies of the Department of Homeland Security by filing administrative complaints and leading stakeholder meetings.

Apply for this position

For considerationqualified applicants are to submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement. Cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills, and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.   

NOTE: Applications without cover letters and which do not indicate desired salary may not be considered. 

Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax, or phone).

Our Workplace …

We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits).  Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, monthly transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks’ vacation, 11 Federal holidays, and many more exciting benefit programs.

Your Colleagues …

  • Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative and compassionate.
  • A community of individuals passionate about their work.

The American Immigration Council ("Council") is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.

The Council believes that diversity is a strength. The Council is committed to being a safe, respectful, and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.

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