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Immigrant Rights Monitoring Project Internships

The Advocates for Human Rights created the One Voice Minnesota Monitoring Project to investigate, document, and assess how fully Minnesota welcomes all residents of our state. By recording the experiences of immigrants and other key communities in Minnesota and evaluating them against international human rights standards, the project will work to eliminate anti-immigrant bias and build a community in which the human rights of all Minnesotans are respected, protected, and fulfilled.

The ultimate goal of the project is the creation of a “Blueprint for Welcome” — a set of recommendations that will provide a road map for policy makers, activists, and community members who want to make sure everyone in Minnesota feels welcome in their community. The report findings and recommendations will help set the agenda for the One Voice Minnesota network and will also generate priorities for policy changes at the federal, state, and local levels. To learn more about the project, visit The One Voice Minnesota Monitoring Project: Creating a Blueprint for Welcome.

Possible intern duties include:

  • Researching and drafting materials and tools based on the report's recommendations.
  • Helping with outreach to community organizations by identifying potential partners, creating materials, attending events, and contacting key leaders.
  • Conducting ongoing evaluation of the project's effectiveness, participation rate and demographics, and methodology.
  • Managing the project website to provide updates and recruit participants.

Required qualifications/experience/interests:

  • Strong writing and organizational skills  
  • Research experience and the ability to analyze quantitative data
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in the rights of refugees, immigrants, and other new arrivals to the United States
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures
  • Fluency in English
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing demands of project

Recommended qualifications/experience/interests:
  • Experience in community outreach or engagement
  • Connections with refugee or immigrant populations in Minnesota
  • Proficiency in a second language

Applying for an Immigrant Rights Monitoring Project Internship
In your cover letter, please indicate your specific qualifications and interests for the monitoring project in particular.