Immigration Campaign Research & Administrative Intern

About CCC + CCCAction
The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities to create meaningful change. With our grassroots partners, we build the power and capacity of low-income people and communities of color to make significant policy changes in their lives.

Our focus areas include jobs and wages, immigration, retirement security, affordable housing, racial justice and barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals.

For a more detailed description of our organization, please go here for CCCAction.

Position Description:
The Immigration Campaign Intern will work with the Immigration staff, and report directly to the Immigration Deputy Field Director. The ideal intern is detail-orientated with great interpersonal skills, flexibility, humor, good judgment. The intern will be responsible for supporting the immigration team with research around immigration policy and local events. The interns work will be central to setting the strategy for the national immigrant rights movement at this pivotal time in the campaign. The intern will also support the immigration team with administrative needs.

  • Unpaid internship with a Transportation Stipend of $1,500
  • Spring internship period: February 15, 2015 – June 15, 2015

Ideal schedule is a minimum 3 days a week, and can be flexible with intern’s availability.

This position reports to: Immigration Deputy Field Director

Principal Responsibilities

  • Identifying, obtaining and analyzing publicly available data
  • Creating and manipulating Excel spreadsheets
  • Gathering, summarizing and interpreting primary and secondary data from a variety of sources
  • Rapidly synthesizing substantial amounts of information
  • Tracking congressional bills and votes by Members of Congress
  • Performs various administrative functions including filing, preparing reports, taking minutes, maintaining records and website
  • Performs basic accounting functions such as invoicing, memorandum of understandings (MOUs), processing purchase orders, and reimbursements
  • Support central projects and events as needed

Qualifications

  • Solid technical research skills
  • Familiarity with Excel and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Immigration Policy and organizing a plus, but not required
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidentiality requirement—frequently exposed to confidential information
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, progressive social change and immigration reform

Stipend: This internship is unpaid with a transportation stipend of $1,500 for the period of February 15, 2016 – June 15, 2016.

Closing Date of Position: Open until February 5, 2016.

How to apply: Please click here to submit a resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

The Center for Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer