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Fall Undergraduate Intern

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Starts on Aug 25
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Legal
  • Los Angeles
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You must be enrolled in an undergraduate program, have strong writing skills, fluency in Spanish, and be able to commit to 30 hours per week for 10 weeks. Experience with children, immigrants, or trauma victims is preferred.
  • You will assist with case management, community outreach, client engagement, and programmatic support for child clients seeking asylum, engaging in data entry, presenting Know Your Rights presentations, scheduling legal screenings, and updating training materials.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program.
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience and interest in working with children, immigrant communities and/or victims of trauma preferred.
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken Spanish required.
  • Ability to commit to at least 30 hours per week for 10 weeks during summer Fall semester.
  • Ability to work within an office environment (hybrid) and have regular interaction via telephone, videoconference, IM, and email with KIND's team.
  • This internship is unpaid, but KIND is happy to support school credit, work study and stipends that interns can seek through their academic institutions.

Responsibilities

  • Case Management: Maintain case data management system through data entry, such as tracking court hearing dates and deadlines, case activities, client communications, and case referrals.
  • Community Outreach: Present Know Your Rights presentations at resource fairs, schools, or other community outreach initiatives.
  • Client Engagement: Schedule legal screenings with prospective child clients, adult sponsors, and/or other agencies; observe and conduct legal screenings; draft case summaries and routine client correspondences.
  • Programmatic Support: Participate in special projects for KIND attorneys and staff, as needed; research country conditions and psycho-social services to support casework in asylum cases; update training materials, such as PowerPoints presentations

We protect unaccompanied children every step of the way in their search for safety and protection.

Government
Industry
51-200
Employees
2008
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is the preeminent international nongovernmental organization devoted to the protection of unaccompanied and separated children. KIND envisions a world in which every unaccompanied child on the move has access to legal representation and has their rights and well-being protected as they migrate alone in search of safety. In 2008, KIND was founded by the Microsoft Corporation and Co-Founder and Patron Angelina Jolie to address the gap in legal services for unaccompanied children. KIND now has offices and staff across the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Our team, and KIND’s extensive network of private sector pro bono and NGO partners provide unaccompanied children with innovative holistic care that includes legal representation and assistance and psychosocial support.