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Refugee and Immigrant Program Internships
The Refugee and Immigrant Program welcomes undergraduate, graduate and law school students to assist with client intake, translation, research and administration.  Past and current interns have created client resource databases, assisted with client interviews and case administration, researched important changes in the law and translated documents to support clients' asylum claims.

Possible intern duties:

  • Client intake
  • Draft legal memoranda to volunteer attorneys
  • Client correspondence
  • Administrative duties (filing, copying, mailing)
  • Help to plan special events
  • Legal and human rights conditions research
  • Miscellaneous tasks as they arise

Desired qualifications/experience/interests:

  • Strong organizational and writing skills  
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in refugees, immigrants and other new arrivals to Minnesota
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures
  • Fluency in English
  • Proficiency in a second language a plus

Time commitment:


For fall and spring internship: 8-15 hours per week for a total of 3-4 months

For summer internship: 20-40 hours per week for a total of 8-10 weeks

For a fellowship or special project: varies

      Minimum of 160 total hours required for most internship positions

Learn more about the Refugee and Immigrant Program.