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Virtual Volunteer Opportunity: Abstract Writing for Online Immigration Research Library

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The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

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The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) Public Education Institute seeks motivated RESEARCH ABSTRACT WRITERS.

Your creativity is needed to help write abstracts of research on U.S. immigration for The ILC's Immigration Research Library website that can be easily understood by the average American: http://www.immigrationresearch.org/

The ILC Immigration Research Library is a free, online collection of contemporary U.S. immigration reports, briefs, fact sheets, infographics, news and events. The Library hosts (with links to original sources) more than 1,500 downloadable U.S. immigration research reports with simple, straightforward abstracts drawn from respected universities and research institutes. This free Library is for anyone interested in U.S. immigration issues including students, researchers, journalists, teachers, advocates, policymakers and direct-service providers.

Why volunteer with us? In these turbulent times, it is more important than ever to make accurate information on immigration easily and widely accessible.

Volunteer abstract writing is a wonderful opportunity for experts and students to use their knowledge and skills to help inform the work of policymakers, advocates and direct-service providers who look to The ILC Immigration Research Library for its extensive body of research on contemporary immigration issues.

We will assign a report once per month that most closely match your interests. This position is fully remote and hours are flexible. The ILC Public Education Institute will provide a reference letter upon completion of projects and offer ongoing support and supervision.

Requirements: · Demonstrated experience and skills in academic and/or research abstract writing · Ability to work independently and take initiative · Graduate degree/students preferred, but undergraduates with strong writing skills, eagerness to learn and a passion for immigration issues are encouraged to apply

Location: Work remotely/at home

Duration and hours: One to two hours per month, all year

To apply: Please send your resume and a short writing sample to public.education@ilctr.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About us: The ILC Public Education Institute in Malden, MA, is a national institute that educates Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society, informs public policy and promotes thoughtful dialogue about the key roles played by immigrants. To learn more, visit www.ilctr.org.

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About The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.


442 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1992, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) is a year-round, not-for-profit adult education center located in Malden, Massachusetts, six miles north of Boston. Its mission is to give immigrants a voice in three ways: provide free English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Eastern Massachusetts, educate the public on the ways that immigrants are assets to America, and support research that demonstrates the economic and social benefits of immigration.


The ILC serves more than 900 students each year with six levels of intensive English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. By improving their English skills, ILC students achieve goals such as finding a job, entering college, starting a business, becoming a U.S. citizen and more. To help students achieve their goals, The ILC also offers specialty classes such as citizenship exam preparation, computer literacy, family literacy (parenting-related English lessons), a theater class where students write and perform plays about their immigrant experiences and job and education counseling.

The ILC further supports immigrants through its Public Education Institute, which informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society. The Institute uses a research-based approach to create reports, articles, presentations and conferences for researchers, educators, policy makers, media and the general public. In 2010, it launched an Immigrant Research and Information website ( http:www.immigrationresearch-info.org/) to provide easy access to comprehensive research about U.S. immigrants.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Research
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  • One to two hours per month

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