Enforcement Fellow

We are –
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the American Immigration Council (formerly the American Immigration Law Foundation) was established in 1987. Our mission is to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how Americans think about and act towards immigration now and in the future.

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) is the research and policy arm of the American Immigration Council. The department’s mission is to create the space for genuine dialogue about immigration and immigrants through facts and analysis of the pressing issues of the day. Through its research, analysis, and effective communications methods, IPC provides policymakers, the media, and the general public with accurate information about the role of immigrants and immigration policy on U.S. society. IPC reports and materials are widely disseminated and relied upon by press and policy makers.

Your role –
The Enforcement Fellow is responsible for providing research, insight, and analysis relating to immigration enforcement issues, particularly those relating to accountability, effective and humane enforcement practices, measurement and analysis of operational and budget programs, as well as efforts to improve the quality of due process in immigration enforcement.

The Fellow will work with the senior policy and legal directors to advance an agenda for immigration reform that focuses on improving due process in enforcement matters, analyzing legislative and administrative proposals, participating in coalitions and providing research and analysis on key priorities identified by the Council. This fellowship is a one-year term limited position.

Your background –
Undergraduate degree required, J.D. or other advanced degree preferred with specific experience reading and interpreting legislation and regulations, Hill or agency experience a plus, specifically in the area of budget analysis. Demonstrated working experience in the immigration field, particularly in areas of detention, intersection of criminal and immigration laws, or immigration enforcement programs.

Our workplace –
Noted for its employee friendly approach, our staff represents the absolute best and the brightest! Staff takes great satisfaction in our cause – immigration reform. We offer a dynamic, empowering and collaborative work environment that allows staff members to reach their full potential.

We offer an extremely attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, disability, life, 401K with employer match, transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks vacation, 11 Federal holidays, on-site fitness center, casual dress and many more exciting benefit programs.

To apply –
We encourage QUALIFIED candidates to forward cover letter, resume and desired salary to: AIC-Enforcement Fellow / hr@immcouncil.org / 202.783.7853, fax. NOTE: Cover letter and resume will be used as writing samples, and cover letters without desired salary may not be considered. Direct hire only – no recruiters. No calls! EEO.

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