The Afghanistan & Central Asian Association (ACAA) is a successful frontline Afghan charity set up in 2001 to promote British values and support the integration of disadvantaged and vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and new arrivals into mainstream British society through the provision of a diverse range of holistic services. Our services include ESOL classes, supplementary school, mentoring, internships and volunteer placements, free community advice and support, women's support groups, social and cultural events, and driving theory classes for women.
An opportunity for someone with a law background/ studying law/ a law graduate to gain experience in working within a community advice clinic, offering support and advocacy to refugees and asylum seekers on immigration, family and housing matters. The position will also involve working alongside solicitors in regular pro bono legal clinics, as well as taking responsibility for the management and overseeing of these. A chance to develop communication skills, build confidence in offering advice and guidance, and gain valuable insight into the logistics of an active charity and the NGO sector.
The role can be flexible in regard to the number of days per week and the length of the placement, however we require a set commitment from each individual in order to ensure the constant management of our services.
Offer advice on a walk-in basis to refugees, asylum seekers and new arrivals to the UK: including but not limited to face to face consultations, the production of supporting documents, support in completing forms and applications.
Other opportunities within the charity are also available to legal affairs interns: such as fundraising and involvement in event organisation.
Please send a cover letter and copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org