Job Posting: Immigration Project Consultant/ Intern


Immigration Project Consultant/ Intern Job Description

September 2013


Title: Immigration Project Consultant/ Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Job Status:  Part-time, temporary

Reports to:  NQAPIA Co-Director of Programs

Compensation: Commensurate with professional experience



Position Summary:

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) seeks staff for our Immigrant Rights Program who will hit the ground running as the historical debate on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) moves to the House of Representatives. NQAPIA’s immigrant rights program focuses to uplift the LGBTQ AAPI analysis and to more closely link the LGBTQ and AAPI movements with the immigrant rights movements. The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with a strong interest/background in public policy advocacy, immigration, social justice, AAPI and LGBTQ issues to further support our programming and local and national field actions.

Depending on the experience of the candidate, this position may either become a consultancy (for someone with professional experience) or an internship (for a student or recent graduate).  The position will be short term, running from September to December (with the possibility for extension into 2014) and depending on negotiations, can range from part time to full time (25-40 hours/ week).

This position will be based in NQAPIA’s Washington, DC office near Dupont Circle.



Candidates should possess strong writing skills, experience in the legislative process and/or advocacy fields, with an ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Candidates should be team-oriented, able to work independently and solve problems creatively.  Proficiency in languages other than English are is helpful but not required.  This position is a temporary and flexible position that potentially includes a monthly stipend.


Specific Responsibilities for the Job

This position will support NQAPIA’s policy advocacy work on immigrants’ rights.  Project responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following efforts:


  • Securing earned and/or paid media for our work on immigration;
  • Write up e-blasts, Op-Eds, newsletters and other material as needed;
  • Assist in writing and updating policy advocacy fact-sheets and talking points;
  • Maintaining relationships with mainstream, ethnic, and LGBT media

Working with Local Organizations: 

  • Organizing and supporting postcarding actions and events;
  • Providing communication with and information for local groups about CIR;
  • Working with member groups and other partners to plan local work

“Uncovering Our Stories” Campaign:

  • Assisting in media rollout, distribution and promotion of stories


  • Provide support for coalition work;
  • Stay up to date on immigration policy reform news as it impacts our advocacy efforts;
  • Support analysis of immigration policy and legislation


To apply, please submit a one-page cover letter describing your qualifications and time availability as well as a current resume to Ben de Guzman via e-mail to <> with the subject line “NQAPIA Immigration Position.”