MIGRATION JUSTICE INTERN 

Description: This position will support the chair of IFCLA’s Migration Justice Committee and the Program Coordinator in educating the St. Louis community and Members of Congress on matters related to migration justice. Migration justice includes issues such as border policing, immigration enforcement, detention, reform and related responses, advocacy and organizing initiatives. This position requests at least ten hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the chair of IFCLA’s Migration Justice Committee through researching current events and historical manifestations of migration justice and injustice in the United States, including root causes in Latin America
  • Prepare a report on area Members of Congress on issues related to this area of IFCLA’s programming
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies for engaging Members of Congress on issues related to this area of IFCLA’s programming
  • Assist with the development of an immigration education curriculum
  • Represent IFCLA by tabling at and/or attending important community events
  •  Participate in events/actions hosted by IFCLA and collaborative organizations
  • Attend IFCLA’s monthly Core Committee Meeting

Qualifications: 

  •  Strategic and critical thinking experience is preferred
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, self-driven and highly motivated learner
  • Access to reliable transportation is helpful but not required
  • Knowledge of Latin American history/politics is helpful but not required
  • Spanish-language proficiency preferred
  • Commitment to social justice

How to Apply: Send your resume and a cover letter describing how your background and skills would be a good fit for IFCLA, and why this specific internship opportunity is of interest to you to Sara John at sara@ifcla.net.