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Deadlines extended for internships at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center - PR Internship, Legal Internship, Grantwriting/Development Internship

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  • Raymundo Eli Rojas
    Dear Supporters, The deadlines for the following positions at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy have been extended until Feb. 15. - Legal Internship - Public
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      Dear Supporters,

      The deadlines for the following positions at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy have been extended until Feb. 15.

      - Legal Internship
      - Public Relations Internship
      - Grantwriting/Development Internship

      Please see descriptions below and forward widely:

      2008-09

      Para-Legal/Legal Secretary Internship Opportunities

       

      Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center seeks two undergraduate-level legal interns. As a Las Americas legal intern, you will gain first-hand experience in a nonprofit immigration legal services center, legal services for the poor; immigration law, immigration petitions, immigration court; work with persons fleeing persecution in their home countries and seeking asylum, with battered immigrant women; and with unaccompanied immigrant minors.

       

      Principle Responsibilities:

      • Provide legal support for attorney and accredited representative
      • Research for cases and country conditions, typing, translating, interviewing clients, intake
      • Attend court proceeding with attorney

       

      Minimum Requirements:

      • Interest in social and political justice
      • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
      • In college
      • Interest in law school a plus, but not required

       

      Internship Assignments:

        • Justice for Women and Children Project – work with detained unaccompanied immigrant minors (UIMs), un-detained UIMs. Reports to Accredited Rep
        • Asylum Project – work with immigrants fleeing persecution, torture, or death in their home country based on political belief, membership in social group, ethnic group, nationality, etc. Reports to Managing Attorney.
        • Justice for Women and Children Project/Asylum/Battered Immigrant Women Project Mix – Majority of cases are unaccompanied minors and battered immigrant women with a few asylum cases. Reports to Staff Attorney.

       

      Fall term: Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Eligibility to repeat internship available.

       

      Commitment: 19 hours a week. Hours are flexible. 12 week commitment required.

       

      Salary: This is an unpaid internship. However, we can arrange for course credit. We encourage applicants to find outside funding.

       

      Benefits: Experience with an internationally renowned non-profit immigrant advocacy center, contacts in the El Paso area and national community, potential job leads and recommendations. Great for pre-law student or students just thinking about law school

       

      Deadlines: Fall 2008: Aug. 20, 2008       Spring 2009: Feb. 15, 2009         Summer 2009: April 29, 2009

       

      The Legal Intern reports to the Managing Attorney, Staff Attorney, and Accredited Representative.

      To Apply: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to:

      Legal Intern Position,

      c/o Ray Rojas

      Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

      1500 E. Yandell, El Paso, Texas 79902

      rayerojas@... / www.las-americas.org

       

      Please include in your cover letter why a Legal Internship at Las Americas interests you and what you hope to gain from your experience, as well as what skills you would bring to the position. Las Americas is an equal-opportunity employer. For more information call (915) 544-5126, Ext. 22

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      2008 - 2009

      Public Relations Internship Opportunities

       

      Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center seeks undergraduate or graduate-level interns. As a Las Americas intern, you will learn about nonprofit administration, programming, and especially about the intricacies of nonprofit public relations.

       

      Our mission is to protect the human rights of El Paso ’s most vulnerable population: unaccompanied immigrant children who come to the U.S. to escape abuse/neglect and persecution; refugees; and battered women and children, by providing high quality pro-bono legal representation and advocacy to these indigent immigrants.

       

      Requirements/Skills: Public relations interns will be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a university public relations, marketing, advertising or other related program. Current students will preferably have at least sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, and posses an understanding of basic media relations skills, an ability to interact professionally with clients, and good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. The public relations intern will be mentored by the Executive Director. Interns will work between 10-15 hours a week. Summer interns will work 35 hours per week. Prior relevant experience is preferred but not essential.

       

      Responsibilities: We are looking for an intern to work with us on a wide variety of client projects. The intern:

      • Drafts basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials as directed
      • Carries out special and media event planning activities and arrangements as outlined by Executive Director
      • Attends and participates in media training sessions, presentations, and brainstorming sessions as directed
      • Assists with the development and updating of media lists and other databases, including client, marketing, prospect and administrative databases. Other tasks include database creation, data entry and update additions and corrections. The intern will provide data output in the form of letters, fax lists, data lists and other reports as requested by account staff;
      • And other responsibilities assigned.

       

      Benefits: Experience with an internationally renowned non-profit immigrant advocacy center, contacts in the El Paso area, contacts with local media, and national community; potential job leads and recommendations. Specific experience with non-profit public relations.

       

      Deadlines:

      Fall 2008: Until filled

      Spring 2009: Jan. 29, 2009

      Summer 2009: April 29, 2009

       

      The Public Relations Intern reports to the Executive Director.

       

      To Apply: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to:

      Public Relations Intern Position,

      c/o Ray Rojas

      Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

      1500 E. Yandell, El Paso , Texas 79925

      rayerojas@... / www.las-americas.org

       

      Please include in your cover letter why a Development Internship at Las Americas interests you and what you hope to gain from your experience, as well as what skills you would bring to the position and what days of the week you have available. Las Americas is an equal-opportunity employer. For more information call (915) 544-5126, Ext. 22.

       

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      2008-09 Internship Opportunities:

      Grantwriting/Development Intern

       

      Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center seeks undergraduate or graduate-level interns. As a Las Americas intern, you will learn about nonprofit administration, programming, and much more.

       

      Principle Responsibilities:

      • Provide general administrative support for Development. Includes data entry, mailings, filing, etc.
      • Research and secure in-kind donations such as food, wine, supplies, and equipment
      • Conduct outreach activities to support Las Americas
      • Assist in coordinating volunteers
      • Assist with grant and donor applications and reports
      • Work House Parties and Wine and Cheese & miscellaneous cultivation events
      • Donor, grant, and marketing research
      • Cultivate donors

       

      Minimum Requirements:

      • Interest in social and political justice
      • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
      • In college

       

      Terms term: Fall, Spring, and Summer

      Commitment: 15 hours a week. Hours are flexible.

      Salary: This is an unpaid internship. However, we can arrange for course credit. We encourage interns to find their own funding.

       

      Benefits: LEARN TO WRITE GRANTS! Experience with an internationally renowned non-profit immigrant advocacy center, contacts in the El Paso area and national community, potential job leads and recommendations.

       

      Application deadlines: Deadlines: Fall 2008: Aug. 20, 2008   Spring 2009: Jan. 29, 2008         Summer 2009: April 29, 2009

       

      The Development Intern reports to the Executive Director and Development Coordinator

       

      To Apply send résumé, letter of interest, and writing sample:

       

      Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

      Attn: Ray Rojas

      1500 E. Yandell Dr.

      El Paso, TX 79902

       

      For questions: Contact Ray Rojas at rayerojas@... or (915) 544-5126. www.las-americas.org


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      *Remember that El Paso is on Mountain Time unlike the rest of Texas which in on Central
      
      
      Raymundo Eli Rojas
      Executive Director
      
      Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
      1500 E. Yandell Dr.
      El Paso, Texas 79902
      (915) 544-5126, Ext. 22
      rayerojas AT  las-americas.org
      
      www.las-americas.org
      
      Las Americas continues its representation of unaccompanied children, abused immigrant women, 
      and asylees with the support of our generous donors. 
      
      To help us continue this work, please donate at:
      www.las-americas.org/involved/donate.html
      
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