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In 2017-2018,
We were supported by

volunteers

In 2017-2018,
volunteers donated

hours

In 2017-2018,
individuals donated

in-kind

Interested in Volunteering or Interning?

Social Services

  1. Learn about our current social service opportunities!
  2. Sign up for a volunteer database profile.
  3. Attend a New Volunteer Information Session, offered monthly.

Pro Bono Attorneys

We are currently recruiting attorneys to take on asylum cases. Those without experience are required to attend a HIAS PA asylum CLE which are currently offered twice a year in June and in December.  HIAS PA is a PA CLE accredited provider and a participant in the PA CLE’s Pro Bono Pilot Project.

Fill out an application to learn more.

Mental Health Professionals

We are currently recruiting folks to support both staff and clients through evaluations, trainings, and consultations.  Volunteers must have:

  1. License in Psychology, Psychiatry, or Clinical Social Work.
  2. Malpractice insurance coverage
  3. Relevant experience and/or training, such as Physician’s for Human Rights, HealthRights International, Penn Human Rights Clinic or similar forensic training for asylum seekers.

Fill out an application to learn more.

General Pro Bono

Do you have a skill in communications, research, or other general expertise?  These opportunities come and go, but please apply and we will follow up to have a conversation with you to see whether your skills fit our current needs.

Internships

A limited number of internship opportunities in our administration, social services, and legal services departments are available to students who are college-aged or older.  Internships at HIAS PA are unpaid.

If interested, contact community@hiaspa.org with the following:

  1. Resume and cover letter
  2. Which program you are interested in (administration, social services, legal services)
  3. Start and end dates
  4. Number of hours/week

Interns are accepted on a rolling basis and we cannot guarantee a position.