Overview: Immigration

Immigration plays a major role in today’s society. Whether focusing on refugees from ongoing conflicts or aiding spouses arrive from overseas, immigration is a complex issue that requires trained professionals to excel at their work. Skills in coordination, program management and policy analysis are key. Potential employers include a wide range from the Department of State and a variety of nonprofits and advocacy groups.

Position Examples

Refugee/Immigration Nonprofit Program Coordinator: Administer and coordinate programs including service provision, partnership coordination, and reporting for the purpose of advancing the rights and lives of refugees/immigrants who have lost or left their homes.

Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration: Provide aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and resettlement in the United States. PRM also promotes the United States' population and migration policies.

Policy and Advocacy Associate: Support immigration policy priorities related to skills and workforce development, which encompasses policies related to English language acquisition, adult basic education, career and technical education, employment and training services, credential attainment, and professional licensure.

Research and Policy Analyst: Provide policy-oriented research and analysis on timely immigration issues, usually with a particular emphasis on immigration enforcement and the economic impact of immigration.