Immigration and Cross-Border Policy Project Internship Description
The immigration debate—one already burdened with deep partisanship—has become increasingly high profile under the Trump administration. Both Democrats and Republicans use the issue to rally their electoral bases. Public interest continues to pressure Congress to act on immigration, but efforts have been unsuccessful so far and many whose immigration status is in the balance remain in limbo. The project aims to “hold the middle” and foster an environment conducive to bipartisan immigration legislation.
Through public events, written products, and collaboration and outreach with Capitol Hill, the project focuses on all aspects of the immigration system and potential reforms. BPC focuses on four primary issue areas: controlling the flow of unauthorized immigration, legalization and citizenship, legal immigration, and economic impacts. As this debate unfolds, the project will continue to target its efforts where it perceives opportunities to positively impact the debate.
The intern will work with staff on research and writing, preparing material for private and public discourse, and monitoring current events and congressional activity. The internship will also include engagement in other functions of the project such as event planning, fundraising, and communications. Interns will be asked to handle multiple assignments and deadlines. As with any job, project needs and the intern’s skill set will play a key role in determining precise responsibilities. The intern may also be asked to assist with BPC’s new Cross-Border policy project, which focuses on the politics of trade, NAFTA, and cross-border relationships in North America.
The ideal applicant:
- Possesses strong research and writing skills
- Communicates clearly and effectively
- Attends to detail and holds own work to high standards
- Effectively manages competing and changing priorities
- Has an interest in immigration policy and/or economics and trade policy