The Asylum Seeker Resource Center is an independent non-profit organization, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum. They mobilize and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change. ASRC provides various services to those seeking asylum including basic needs of food, and health care, as well as job training and education. They also provide legal service and advocate for asylum seekers.
Interns from the Hinckley Institute will work in the legal services area. They work with a team of 14 lawyers to deliver legal services to those seeking asylum. They help process paperwork, conduct research and assist with the other needs of the organization. Along with providing legal services, the legal team engages in policy and law reform, as well as community legal education and training. Interns will have the opportunity to help in these areas as well.