Informed Immigrant Intern
WHO WE ARE
FWD.us is a bipartisan political organization that believes America’s families, communities, and economy thrive when everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. For too long, our broken immigration and criminal justice systems have locked too many people out from the American dream. Founded by leaders in the technology and business communities, we seek to grow and galvanize political support to break through partisan gridlock and achieve meaningful reforms. Together, we can move America forward.
InformedImmigrant.com, an educational program of FWD.us, is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. The Informed Immigrant Intern will assist the Informed Immigrant team with crucial research and data upkeep.
We are seeking a highly-motivated intern who is excited to work on immigrant rights, information access, and digital innovation.
Applicants should be able to work full-time on weekdays in our Washington, DC office for 14-16 weeks starting January 8, 2024. Interns are paid $20/hr and expected to work 40 hours per week, plus benefits. For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references by November 30, 2023.
WHO YOU ARE: These are aspirational not hard requirements
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Interest in immigrant rights and the work done through Informed Immigrant
- Background or interest in Political Science, International Studies, Public Policy, Pre-law, Humanities, Education, Spanish, Social Innovation, Human-centered Design, Digital Marketing and Social Media preferred;
- Proficiency in Spanish is desired.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Draft and format written deliverables, presentations and other communications materials as may be assigned
- Lead the research and data input for our DACA clinic tracker (link)
- Conduct social media research of partner organizations and curate content to repost and share.
- Assist in the upkeep of website content so to continue providing up-to-date relevant information to our users
- Triage incoming communications from our info account and other inboxes for community management
- Assist in drafting content for our partner newsletter
- Assist in research for partnership outreach
- Assist in other Informed Immigrant-related projects as arise
FWD values the health and safety of our staff, their families, and our community. In support of these values, all FWD staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted. If selected for this job, incoming hires are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Requests for reasonable accommodations or exceptions related to medical or religious reasons will be considered. Candidates are NOT required to state their COVID-19 vaccine status in their application.
Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity
We are an organization committed to making the world a better place for all people. Diversity is a source of our strength, and allows us to make better decisions, be more impactful, and excel at our jobs day to day. We see our internal commitment to diversity as reflective of how we view the world and the changes we want to see become reality.
This organization is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. The company strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, training, discipline and termination.
The organization understands that too often what are viewed as the traditional credentials are subjective criteria that exclude historically marginalized communities and act as barriers to hiring and recruiting the best candidates.
As part of FWD’s best hiring practices, we do not have educational requirements for any of our jobs. Many of our jobs do require specific interpersonal, skill-based, technical, policy or other requirements and applicants for those jobs will be evaluated based on their level of expertise, to include lived experience and work experience - which could have taken place at an educational institution or elsewhere.
FWD.us believes in fair chances and employment opportunities that benefit everyone. Ensuring that people who have had contact with the criminal justice system--including incarceration for serious offenses and substantial periods of time--have the opportunities upon their release to fully succeed and contribute to this country is central to our work and is a value to which we are absolutely committed to uphold in how we operate and who we hire. We do not conduct criminal background checks on applicants, unless required by state or federal law for specific roles.
The company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities to allow such persons to perform the essential functions of their jobs, to the extent required by law. Employees or applicants who would like to request a reasonable accommodation should contact Management. The company will also, where appropriate, provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices.
Applicants directly impacted by the criminal justice or immigration systems, including formerly incarcerated individuals, are strongly encouraged to apply.