Pre-Law & Politics

Featured Internships:

  • CAIR Coalition – Visit detainees awaiting deportation in Virginia jails, informing them of their rights, their options, and what to expect in the case of deportation. Work with minors who do not have legal immigration status to determine next steps. Spanish and other languages are extremely helpful for this internship. Expect to participate in “Know Your Rights” trainings for youth, writing formal letters, and accompanying detainees to court.
  • Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition – Help torture survivors with asylum cases, accompany them to court hearings, attend group sessions, and provide one-on-one support. Interns with interest in assisting with other aspects of TASSC programming and administration, or connecting survivors with EMU programs such as the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, have the opportunity to do be involved in those ways as well.
  • Department of Justice, Human Rights Division – This office of the Department of Justice was established to enforce a federal statute that protects U.S. citizens and work-authorized non-citizens from specific types of employment discrimination. Use whatever skills you bring, among graduate law students and DOJ staff; their greatest needs are in new/social media and outreach.
  • Legacies of War is offering an Advocacy Internship in which a motivated student with strong diplomatic skills and an interest in peace and public policy could get hands-on experience in advocacy and public relations at an organization that has already taken great strides in moving the U.S. to clean up cluster bombs and offer financial assistance in rebuilding.

Think Tanks

Politics, Social Justice, and Peace Advocacy

Community Organizing & Local Empowerment

Restorative Justice & Mediation

Human Rights

Immigrant Advocacy

Legal Aid