Do you want to help survivors rebuild their lives in the United States? Through our various programs, we offer a number of enriching volunteer and internship opportunities for members of the DC Metro community.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Career Development Volunteers

Full Description

  • Schedule: Regular business hours

  • Time Commitment: Based on your availability

  • Tasks: Work one-on-one with survivors to develop resumes and conduct job searches

  • Location: TASSC office

Professional Mentors

Full Description

  • Schedule: Based on your and the survivor's availability

  • Time Commitment: Based on your availability

  • Tasks: Work one-on-one with survivors to develop a strategic approach to networking and finding work in their desired profession

  • Location: Any public space, including the TASSC office (during office hours)

Life Skills Workshop Facilitators

full description

  • Schedule: Regular business hours

  • Time Commitment: A couple of hours for one workshop, plus prep time

  • Tasks: Work with a group of participants to teach a particular life skill, such as banking or nutrition

  • Location: TASSC office

 

Pro Bono Attorneys

Full description

  • Schedule: Based on your and the survivor's availability

  • Time Commitment: A few hours per week, preferably for the entirety of the case assigned

  • Tasks: Represent TASSC survivors in their asylum cases

  • Location: Any public space, including the TASSC office (during office hours)

 

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Full Description

  • Schedule: Varies

  • Time Commitment: Based on your team's availability

  • Tasks: Work one-on-one or in groups with survivors on a topic of your choosing

  • Location: TASSC office

 

Advocacy Volunteers

full description

  • Schedule: Varies

  • Time Commitment: Usually half or full days consisting of two to four meetings

  • Tasks: Visit Congressional Offices to advocate on key issues identified by survivors

  • Location: Capitol Hill

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

My internship at TASSC gave me the opportunity to grow as an ally and advocate for multicultural clients, exercising my educational program’s emphasis on cultural humility and social justice. I was treated as a full member of the interdisciplinary team, which gave me so many more opportunities to utilize my skills as a therapist.
— TASSC Counseling Intern

Social Services

TASSC's Social Services Program offers a number of internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students in the field of social work.  This opportunity is a good fit for students dedicated to developing skills in cross-cultural and trauma-focused work, who can provide a minimum of a two-semester commitment. While TASSC accepts BSW students for programmatic support internships, all Clinical Case Management internships must be at the graduate level. 

Please contact our team to learn more by clicking Apply.

Psychological Wellness

TASSC's Health and Psychological Wellness Program offers year-long training opportunities to clinical students at the masters and doctoral levels studying counseling and clinical psychology. We also offer one-year externships for psychiatrists in residence for medical students in their final year. These are unique opportunities to practice clinical skills as a part of an interdisciplinary model in a community-based setting. 

Please contact our team to learn more by clicking Apply.

 

Advocacy

TASSC's Advocacy and Outreach Program trains two to three advocacy interns every summer who assist in planning Advocacy Day, a special day during our annual June Survivors Week. Interns work to set up congressional meetings, prepare material, and support the Advocacy Program Manager in all planning efforts. Interns also lead congressional meetings, alongside survivors, advocating for key issues. This internship also entails organizing independent projects and writing research articles on torture and human rights.  

Please contact our team to learn more by clicking Apply.

Legal

TASSC's Legal Services Program offers internships throughout the year to rising second or third-year law students. Interns are trained to assist attorneys with the preparation of asylum applications, while providing trauma-informed and strengths-based care. Legal interns will also learn how to: gather and finalize case evidence; conduct legal research; and draft legal arguments. This program strives to provide high-quality training and skills development to future attorneys, while simultaneously increasing TASSC’s ability to serve low-income clients. 

Please contact our team to learn more by clicking Apply.