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Fall Undergraduate Intern - Seattle

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Starts on Aug 25
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Legal
  • Seattle
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AI generated summary

  • You must be an enrolled undergraduate with strong writing skills, Spanish fluency, and a passion for working with children, immigrants, and trauma victims. Commit to 30 hrs/week for 10 wks, in-office and virtual communication. Unpaid, but supports school credit and stipends.
  • You will manage case data, conduct legal screenings, present community outreach, and provide programmatic support for KIND attorneys and staff.

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.

FAQs

What is the anticipated start date for this internship?

The anticipated start date for this internship is August 26, 2024.

Is this internship paid or unpaid?

This internship is unpaid, but may be pursued for academic credit. KIND is happy to support school credit, work study, and stipends that interns can seek through their academic institutions.

What are the qualifications and requirements for this internship?

Qualifications include being currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program, strong writing skills, experience or interest in working with children or immigrant communities, fluency in written and spoken Spanish, and the ability to commit to at least 30 hours per week for 10 weeks during the Fall semester.

How many hours per week is the intern expected to commit to?

The intern is expected to commit to 12-16 hours per week for 15 weeks, totaling approximately 180-240 hours for the duration of the internship.

Will there be opportunities for hands-on case management and client engagement during the internship?

Yes, the intern will have the opportunity to engage in case management activities such as maintaining case data, conducting legal screenings, and drafting case summaries. Additionally, the intern will be involved in client engagement through scheduling legal screenings and corresponding with clients.

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

Non-profit
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.