"Interning at BAN was an incredible experience on many levels. I was able to contribute to a truly community-based fight for human rights in the borderlands. I was able to develop important skills in community organizing, and I was able to build meaningful relationships that have lasted across the years. My time with BAN helped me grow a great deal -- as an individual, as a community member and as a community organizer -- and I'm so glad for the opportunity."
- Andrew Block, former Border Action Network intern, Vassar College
"As an intern at Border Action Network or Acción Fronteriza, I was able to explore and be an active member in the realm of immigration policy in Arizona. Working with a fantastic staff that taught me something everyday and being involved with community members all fighting for equal rights for undocumented people in the state of Arizona and the United States was an experience I will cherish forever. I hope to continue to apply the information I have learned with Border Action Network to other endeavors related to immigration issues in the future."
- Phoebe Lamb, former Border Action Network intern, Colorado College
UPDATE DECEMBER 12, 2012:
We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2013.
Border Action Network is looking for interns!
If you are passionate about border and immigration issues, we encourage you to apply for an internship with Border Action Network! Border Action Network is a human rights organization in border and immigrant communities. Our mission is to promote safety, equality, dignity, understanding and justice within the human environment and across cultures regardless of race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or country of origin. As a result, we have several opportunities for interns who want to help us change immigration policy and improve the lives of these communities.
In order to achieve our goals and vision, we create internships to match the interests and skills of our interns so that you can assist our organization in the most effective and rewarding way possible. Potential responsibilities include, but are not limited to, abuse documentation, community organizing, policy work at the local, state and national level, media work, event planning and graphic design. Bilingual interns are preferred, but not required, and our office provides a great opportunity to improve your Spanish and cultural skills!
Civic Engagement: 2013 Spring Internship program