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Immigration Policy Internship

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Summary

The American Progress Immigration Policy team provides leadership on research, advocacy, policy, and communications in all aspects of immigration and immigration policy in the United States. The team works to craft and support positive immigration reforms, including comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act, and refute negative and biased anti-immigrant sentiment and policy. We work closely with a broad coalition of advocacy organizations as well as congressional and government offices to promote real solutions to our nation’s immigration challenges.

Interns will be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the Immigration Policy team. They will provide research support on a variety of issues related to immigration in the United States, help craft messaging and advocacy positions for American Progress and track important stories about our issue, and assist with events and organizational tasks.

Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communications skills and knowledge of basic research methods. Successful candidates will have an interest in helping to promote positive immigration reform and better the lives of all Americans, immigrant and citizen alike. Intimate knowledge of the field is not explicitly necessary, but some familiarity with immigration policy or advocacy is a plus.

Every internship includes an important core of administrative work, including database management, report distribution, and general office support. Other duties include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for our website.

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org.

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.