Research Intern - Refugee Human Rights and Labor Rights


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Fri Jun 01, 2018 09:00 AM - Fri Aug 31, 2018 05:00 PM


1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite #1111Oakland, CA 94612


Summer 2018 Internship

Position Title: Research Intern - Refugee Human Rights and Labor Rights

Team : Advocacy Team

Reports to : Assoc Director of Advocacy and Communications

Period: Summer 2018

Position Description

Asylum Access, an innovative nonprofit dedicated to realizing refugee rights in the Africa, Asia and Latin America through legal services, policy advocacy and public education, seeks a Refugee Work Rights Research Intern to support the research and production of additional country profiles on Asylum Access’s Refugee Work Rights website, . The research, which profiles countries in Africa, Europe and elsewhere, will be conducted with a small team through desk research and field research via surveys and interviews with local organizations. The website is intended to provide credible data regarding refugee access to safe, lawful employment.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Duties may include but are not limited to

  • Conduct desk research and field research
  • Review legal analysis and synthesize findings
  • Write, revise and or edit drafts of country profiles in collaboration with team
  • Liaise with partners and leaders in soliciting comments on drafts
  • Liaise with Latin American colleagues regarding a related print report
  • Provide logistical support related to content, website upload, and research launch

Preferred Qualifications

  • Legal/ Human Rights Background preferred
  • Have demonstrably excellent writing skills
  • Experience with legal analysis
  • Knowledge of sub-saharan Africa, and eastern African refugee situations specifically
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills
  • Familiarity with emerging discourse in refugee rights

Required Qualifications

  • Research competency: ability to conduct desk research online and cross check multiple sources
  • Information literacy: apply sound reasoning in data analysis and research methods
  • Ability to work remotely, and periodically on-site with supervisor and team
  • Interest in international human rights and/or refugee rights and/or related topics
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Candidate should be culturally sensitive
  • Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, Ms Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.)

Dates, Hours and Location of Work

This position will require to work 20-40 hours per week with time split between the office in downtown Oakland, CA and remote work. The internship period is generally June through August, but can start earlier or end later depending on the applicant’s circumstance. Specific dates will be agreed upon during the interview and acceptance.


This is a part- or full-time, unpaid internship.

Application Instructions to Candidates

  1. Send your Resume and Cover letter to with the subject " Research Intern - Refugee Human Rights and Labor Rights"
  2. Please describe your reasons for applying, relevant qualifications, and how you learned about the position.

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants in need of accommodation during the interview can contact HR -


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