Human Rights Initiative of North Texas offers competitive Spring, Summer, and Fall internships for graduate and undergraduate interns depending on need.

Crime Victims Program, Summer 2020

Asylum Program, Summer 2020

Children’s Program, Summer 2020

For all 3 Programs, address your cover letters to: Ms. Layne Faulkner, Volunteer Coordinator, HRI, 2801 Swiss Ave., Dallas, TX 75204

Social Services, Summer 2020

Legal Fellowships

HRI is open to accepting legal fellows from schools around the country. We do not provide funding for fellows. Qualified applicants, please submit your resume and a tailored cover letter expressing your interest in becoming a legal fellow with HRI.

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Job Opportunities

Family Support Advocate (Bilingual)
(Full-time, exempt, with benefits)

Thank you for your interest!

HRI’s Social Service department serves immigrants through case management, group programs and individual advocacy.

Social Services utilizes a trauma-based approach to help families rebuild their lives as they recover from violence and abuse. The Family Support Advocate will provide trauma-informed social services, through case management, and advocacy to families in our Children’s Program and Crime Victims Program. At least 70% of the advocate’s time will be spent providing direct client services. The advocate’s ultimate goal is to empower each member of the family with the skills and resources they need to succeed on their road to recovery and to integrate into their new community.

<h2>Essential Job Qualifications: </h2>

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in social services related field

• Require 1-3 years of previous experience in working with children and or families, particularly in a setting that serves families recovering from trauma and or family violence. Immigrant and refugee population experience in a nonprofit is also encouraged.

• Fluency in Spanish Language is required- fluency will be tested

• Self-starter and ability to work independently with a high level of attention to detail

• Good working knowledge of relevant community resources in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex

• Excellent interpersonal skills to work in group settings and cross collaborate with departmental members

• Comfortable with public speaking and educating groups on working with vulnerable populations through trainings

• Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), and ability to quickly learn and adapt to new computer applications as needed

• Provide support and contribute to a working environment in which all individuals are respected regardless of their individual differences

• Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, insurance, and a clear driving record as the ability to travel locally on occasion may be required

• Passion for international human rights and helping families recover from trauma.

<h2>Key Responsibilities:</h2>

• Case management for all families in our Children’s Program and a predetermined percentage of families our Crime Victims Program

o Assess client needs and determine appropriate case management plan for the family through conducting a psychosocial intake

o Make referrals to community partners and agencies on behalf of clients to ensure timely services are provided.

o Proactively manage client caseload through regular follow up calls and scheduling client intakes and appointments.

o Provide direct advocate on behalf of the client to ensure timely service to address the area of need.

o Provide crisis intervention and/or support to families as needed.

o Complete all required documentation of services provided in a timely manner.

o Maintain and keep current and confidential all client files.

Program Support:

o Manage family-based in-house programming and support children specific programming as needed.

o Assist in the training and support of department interns and volunteers.

o Support Social Service Director in researching best practices and assist in ensuring that services provided to victims of abuse/assault are culturally responsive, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed.

o Support Social Service Director with logistics for executing client-related events and programs.

Community Outreach:

o Support Social Service Director to maintain relationships with community service providers and organizations to facilitate referrals and coordination of services for clients.

o Work alongside Social Service Director to grow existing community partners and professional volunteer programs through community outreach and agency trainings in the DFW area.

Agency collaboration:

o Generate monthly reports to the Social Services Director in a timely manner.

o Participate fully in legal team meetings and individual supervision.

o Participate in agency events and fundraisers.


o Work with HRI’s legal services department, volunteers, pro bono attorneys, counselors, and other social service providers to promote the best interests of the primary client on the case and support their legal case by assisting clients in overcoming personal barriers and/or issues that may affect their case.

o Provide ongoing monitoring of families access to needed services in the community and provide direct advocacy as needed.

o Provide direct advocacy through education and training to community providers to help client gain access to services

Professional Development:

o Adhere to all agency policies and guidelines.

o Attend professional workshops/conferences to enhance skills in the field of sexual assault, family violence, and immigration law.

<h2>Other duties as assigned by supervisor:</h2>

Physical requirements: Light to moderate lifting may be required at times.

Hours in the office are standard but may require additional evening and weekend hours at various times due to agency programming events and client related matters.

Additional Requirements:

• Must successfully undergo background check upon hire and sign confidentiality agreement.

Key Relationships:

This position reports to the Director of Social Services.

<h2>Application Instructions:</h2>

Applicants meeting the above qualifications please email your cover letter and resume to Elisandra De La Cruz, Director of Social Services, at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls will be accepted.

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May 2020

**POSTPONED**CLE: Taking a Case with HRI

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HRI, 2801 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204 United States
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The monumental triumph of escaping abusive environments often demands everything of survivors. As a pro bono attorney with HRI, you can make a difference. Potential legal volunteers are invited to learn immigration basics, how to represent a client, and ethical considerations. This comprehensive training covers Asylum, VAWA, U-Visa, and SIJ (unaccompanied children) and is the first step in doing pro bono work with HRI. Light refreshments provided. 1.5 CLE credits with .25 ethics credit RSVP: Layne Faulkner

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The Machine Still Grinds: The State of Immigration During the Pandemic

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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June 2020

Volunteer Training (CANCELED)

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HRI, 2801 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204 United States
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Translating, mentoring, office assistance, and many other opportunities await. Come learn more about how to get involved and volunteer with HRI! Location: HRI Conference Room 2801 Swiss Ave. Dallas, TX 75204.

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