Internships | Volunteer

Passionate, enthusiastic volunteers are the lifeblood of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, and we thank you for your interest! Are you a student or recent graduate looking for an academically challenging and socially dynamic position that helps change entire communities? Then you may be a great fit for our Internship program. Are you interested in helping us with special events, particular activities like civic engagement, or have a special skill? Then you may be a perfect fit for our Event and Special Task Volunteers. Please read below, complete and submit the form and we will get back to you!

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Legal Program Internship

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as our Legal Program Intern to assist with the design and execution of our citizenship program. In 2019, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta helped over 260 Lawful Permanent Residents to naturalize free of charge in Georgia. In addition, by providing the fee waiver legal assistance, the applicants saved around $60,000 in the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization filing fee.
  The Program Intern will work closely with the Legal Program Coordinator and others to execute the day-to-day operations of the naturalization project.  This is an intern position that is ideal for college students that have excelled in their coursework and have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with great attention-to-detail and who have an interest in serving communities of color.

Responsibilities and duties

• Assist the Legal Program Coordinator with outreach strategies related to naturalization workshops, such as contacting community members, business owners, or churches.
• Help to promote naturalization events on social media.
• Attend all naturalization clinics and help to prepare the proper materials such as N400 applications, fee waiver applications, addendums, educational and outreach materials. 
• Assist the Legal Program Coordinator to communicate with applicants registered for naturalization workshops and clinics regarding potential eligibility and required documentation.
• Help to enter and collect data to prepare grant reports.
• Assist the Legal Program Coordinator to screen applicants who are seeking naturalization application assistance and provide information about the events.
• Support with in-language translations when needed.

Requirements

• Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate college program. 
• Experience working in the nonprofit or government sector, with immigration law preferred.
• Prior experience working with/ties to low-income immigrants and communities of color preferred, but not required.
• Experience working with immigrants and/or refugees. 
• Excellent computer skills with a proven facility with data management, process flow, spreadsheet and database tracking systems. 
• Reliable transportation. Driver’s license and own vehicle are required. Regular travel throughout Metro-Atlanta and occasional travel outside the Metro area will be required. 
• Strong writing, analytical, interpersonal, time-management, and communications skills required. 
• Must be organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to work effectively under pressure in both a team setting and individually. 
• Must possess strong leadership qualities. 
• Experience working with nonprofit organizations, community groups, and government agencies is preferred. 
• Language ability in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, or some other Asian language is preferred.

Compensation

Stipend disbursed upon successful completion of the internship program

How to Apply

To apply, please send your résumé, cover letter, writing sample, and two references (note—not recommendation letters) to Sol Ochoa, Legal Program Coordinator, at sochoa@advancingjustice-atlanta.org with the subject line “Legal Program Intern.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and earlier submissions will receive priority. No phone calls or inquiry emails, please.

Event and Special Task Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer but cannot commit a specified time, we still could use your help! We are looking for volunteers for help with the following:

  • Translation of basic pieces of legal education in Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Tagalog or any other Asian language
  • Volunteer service time for specific community outreach events or projects which usually occur on weekday nights or on weekends – door to door canvassing, phone banking, community meetings and special events, for example
  • IT / technical / computer assistance
  • Videography
  • Event planning


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