Category: Interns

Former HIRCP intern joins HRI staff

We are delighted to announce that Alma Martinez Ramirez has joined the Harvard Representation Initiative (HRI) as their new paralegal. Alma previously worked as an intern at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program in 2020 and we are excited to have her permanently join our team. Alma received her Bachelor of Arts in Political…
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Highlighting Mental Health in Immigrant Communities

Throughout the year that I have spent as a Social Work Intern at HIRCP, one of the most pressing issues I have come to recognize is the prominence of mental health challenges in the immigrant community that arise from encounters of discrimination, xenophobia, obstacles to language access, and policies of exclusion.    As mental health conditions…
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Celebrating Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month

June is Pride Month and Immigrant Heritage Month. This June, it is important to recognize that there is much work to be done to protect the rights of those who live at the intersection of these communities. As we celebrate Pride Month, we must continue pushing against policies which put their lives at risk. LGBTQ+…
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Welcome, Summer 2022 Interns!

We are pleased to introduce the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program Summer 2022 interns. Over the next few months, these undergraduate and law school students will assist attorneys and Program staff with administrative projects, case-related tasks, and litigation efforts. We are thrilled to have such a talented group of students join our team and…
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Celebrating Social Work Month 2022

March is Social Work Month. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight all that our social work team does to support our clients at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.  In 2013, our Program hired Clinical Social Worker Liala Buoniconti for a part-time position to support clients at the Immigration and Refugee…
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Apply to be a HIRCP 2022 Summer Intern

We are now accepting applications for our 2022 Summer Internship Program!  Our program is seeking to hire both law student interns and undergraduate interns who are interested in working with faculty and staff on cases and projects. There is some flexibility concerning start and end dates as well as both full-time and part-time positions. Interns…
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Welcoming our 2021-2022 undergraduate interns

We are pleased to welcome two new undergraduate students to our 2021-2022 internship program. Ana Brito Ana is a is a first-year student at Harvard College studying Government and Economics. She was born in Havana, Cuba, but immigrated to Miami, Florida when she was very young. Coming from an immigrant household herself and having lived…
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Celebrating graduating HIRCP interns and volunteers

Our work would not be possible without the generous assistance of many volunteers and interns. From interpreting in client meetings to organizing files, these individuals have constantly demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to immigrants’ rights. We wanted to take a moment to thank three undergraduate students who have volunteered hundreds of hours of their time with…
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Today Is Nothing But A Dream

Para leer esta historia en español, haz un clic aquí.   I have never told my story. I have never found the “right time” but that all changes today.  Oftentimes, I feel invisible to the world. I feel like I need to hide who I am in fear of rejection and loss of opportunities. It…
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A Distorted Reflection: Internalized Oppression in the Immigrant Community 

This post was written by HIRC summer intern Savannah Cornejo Garcia. Savannah is in her senior year studying Political Science and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently preparing to attend law school next year, she intends to pursue a joint JD-MSW degree. She hopes that her work as a lawyer will one…
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