Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

Summer Immigrant Rights and Advocacy (SIRA) Program

Student sits at a desk with informative signs about SIRA stating "Build Bridges Not Walls" and "Stand with Immigrants."

In partnership with local/grassroots migrant justice organizations and DC Public Schools,  summer interns will be working with im/migrant families on issues related to education and im/migrant justice advocacy. The interns may also be providing both direct services and support including but not limited to ELL tutoring for children and families, supporting summer asylum application clinics for migrants, driving families, or other programming as necessary and requested by community partners. Time commitment is approximately ~35-40 hours/week with periodic weekend commitments.

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to applications received by April 15, 2024. All students are encouraged to apply for this opportunity regardless of immigration status. Summer housing and a summer meal plan are available with SIRA positions. FWS and volunteer positions available for all students. Summer awards provided for a limited number of positions. Contact CSJ Associate Director for Immigrant Justice Initiatives, Jessica Lee, at with questions.