State and Local Policy Internship – Spring 2023

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State and Local Policy Internship – Spring 2023

Date Posted:

November 11, 2022

The American Immigration Council (the Council) is seeking a remote, paid intern to join the State and Local Policy department for the Spring of 2023.

Internship Dates: January 9, 2023 – May 26, 2023 - With the possibility of extending through the Summer.

Internship Salary: $18 per hour

Internship Hours: Maximum of 25 hours a week 

About the American Immigration Council:

The American Immigration Council 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. In January 2022, the Council and New American Economy merged to combine a broad suite of advocacy tools to better expand and protect the rights of immigrants, more fully ensure immigrants’ ability to succeed economically, and help make the communities they settle in more welcoming.


The State & Local Department:

  • Works in more than 100 local communities across more than 35 states to support policymakers, businesses, and civic leaders who recognize the myriad economic, cultural, and civic contributions immigrants and refugees make
  • Analyzes existing and proposed state and local immigration and economy-related policies
  • Helps partners champion policies and programs that create jobs, spur innovation, and drive economic growth for all Americans through economic research, technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning, and advocacy opportunities. 

The Ideal candidate will assist the State & Local Initiatives team with tracking and researching immigration and economy-related policies and legislation, copy editing fact sheets, writing literature reviews, and assisting with government and political climate analysis. Individuals who are self-starters,  strong communicators, and eager to learn many aspects of a not for profit  immigration research and advocacy organization are encouraged to apply.  

Requirements To perform successfully in this role, incumbents should possess:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork abilities.
  • The ability to multitask well and eagerness to work on a variety of projects.
  • An interest in politics, policy, and immigration reform.
  • Experience analyzing quantitative data and familiarity with data (Excel/Stata/SPSS) and design (Adobe/Wordpress) software is a plus.


  • Conducting research for policy reports-- tracking and analyzing state, and local immigration legislation, as well as political climates.
  • Research and writing for various projects, including research reports, speeches, talking points, policy memos, blog posts, and publicity materials.
  • Gathering, compiling, and organizing both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Administrative support, as needed.

Apply for this position

For considerationqualified applicants are to submit a resume and cover letter. Cover letters should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills, and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT COVER LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

The American Immigration Council is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Salary Description
$18 per hour

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