National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights


Since its founding in 1986, NNIRR has worked to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. With our members and partners, we work at all levels--local, state, national and international--to spotlight human rights as key to securing healthy, safe and peaceful lives for all.

NNIRR members and allies engage in advocacy and organizing to defend the rights of immigrants, promote fair and just immigration policies, strengthen the empowerment and capacity of immigrant communities, and build strong alliances to support critical social and economic justice issues.


  • Immigration

Internship description: 

Our summer 2017 interns will support our Just Borders initiative, challenging punitive border policies and lifting up human rights. In the US, our campaign will build the case to cut border militarization funding and support human rights for border crossers and residents.They will also support our work for fair and just immigration reform as we align members and partners to promote rights-based policies. They may also support our work with global partners to push for human rights at international borders, the rights of migrant women, and for all migrants in vulnerable situations. Interns will help with education and research, outreach and publicity, including our website and social media

Internship skills needed: 

Strong writing, good research skills. Basic computer skills. Familiarity with simple website updating a plus!

Languages required: 

Bilingual interns in English and any other language very welcome.


  • San Francisco/Oakland, CA

How to find us: 

Oakland, CA Our office is conveniently located in downtown Oakland at the Asian Resource Center, with easy access to two BART lines and other public transportation routes.

Work hours: 

Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00pm

Dress code: 


Office building accessibility: 


How many people work at the organization: 

2-3 staff members, plus other volunteers

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes, usually 3-4 total

Internship dates: