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Refugee Work Rights Research Intern for Fall 2020

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Position Description
Asylum Access is committed to building a global refugee work rights movement beyond countries where we have offices. The Refugee Work Rights Website uses a scorecard methodology to report on the state of work rights in refugee-hosting countries around the world. The Refugee Work Rights Research Intern will support the maintenance, development, and publishing of scorecards through desk research, surveys and interviews. The Refugee Work Rights Research Intern will contribute to the continued development of the website by providing critical support in ensuring that current materials are up-to-date and accurate. They will work closely with the Refugee Work Rights campaign team.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Duties may include but not limited to ● Research the state of work rights in major refugee-hosting countries using Asylum Access’s developed methodology, with a focus on countries hosting Venezuelan refugees ● Conduct surveys and interviews with local NGO staff to ascertain on-the-ground realities for refugees’ access to workReview current website material for inaccuracies, outdated information and concerns and update material as necessary ● Draft and publish new scorecards analyzing refugee work rights in major refugee-hosting countries
Preferred Qualifications
● Experience with Wordpress
Required Qualifications: ● Strong interest in international human rights and/or refugee rights; ● Strong research, writing and editing skills; ● High level of attention to detail; ● Solid organizational skills; ability to manage projects to completion; ● Ability to and interest in working both independently and collaboratively; ● 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.); ● Fluency in English and Spanish

Application Instructions to candidates
Please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to apply@asylumaccess.org with the subject title "RWR Intern". In your cover letter, please describe your reasons for applying, relevant qualifications, preferred start date, and how you learned about the position.

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Mission Statement

Asylum Access's mission is to make refugees' human rights a reality in Africa, Latin America and Asia.


Asylum Access was founded on September 27, 2005. From our inception, we have engaged in advocacy at a global level that aims to transform the human rights landscape for refugees in first countries of refuge. Our initial advocacy targeted problems in UN-run refugee status determination proceedings that decide the fate of nearly 100,000 refugees in more than 50 countries worldwide, drawing on the direct, on-the-ground experience of our founding staff and board members who had provided legal assistance to refugees navigating these proceedings in Egypt, Uganda, Turkey, Ecuador and elsewhere.

We launched our first overseas pilot project - a Community Legal Empowerment initiative that trained refugees to provide basic legal advice and advocacy within their own communities - in January 2007 in partnership with the University of Capetown’s refugee legal aid clinic in Capetown, South Africa. In October 2007, we opened our doors in Quito, Ecuador and Bangkok, Thailand.

In 2009, we began work in the refugee camps in the Western Tanzania region of Kigoma, and then in June 2010 we moved our Tanzania operations to Dar Es Salaam. In 2011 we achieved our target number for full capacity across these three offices - 5,000 refugees receiving legal information, advice, and/or representation annually - and began planning for expansion to other countries where refugees are denied their fundamental human rights.

Advocacy & Human Rights


Fri Sep 11, 2020 - Thu Dec 10, 2020


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • English
  • Spanish




  • This position will require 10-15 hours of work per week. Work will be remote. Schedule and hours are somewhat flexible and official committed hours and work time will be formalized between the selected candidate and the position supervisor.

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