Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

About Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) defends the human rights of refugees seeking asylum in the United States. With strategic focus and unparalleled legal expertise, CGRS champions the most challenging cases, fights for due process, and promotes policies that deliver safety and justice for refugees. We are the trusted partner and proven resource for legal services providers and human rights organizations and bring invaluable data and compelling personal stories to shape the public narrative. We use strategic litigation to advance sound asylum laws and protect due process rights. Through policy advocacy and education, we provide critical expertise to policymakers at all levels of government, leading the movement to honor our commitments to refugees and asylum seekers under U.S. and international law. Through technical assistance and training, we empower advocates to take on complex asylum cases, providing them with the tools they need to craft winning arguments and secure protections for their clients. CGRS is committed to building an anti-racist and anti-oppression organization that lives its values internally and externally.


Communications and Development Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 San Francisco, CA
“CGRS is a small non-profit, so interns get to know the attorneys and directors rather well. The weekly lunches and social gatherings hosted by CGRS gave me multiple opportunities to meet attorneys and learn about their various backgrounds that led them to a profession at a legal non-profit. Additionally, the work that CGRS does --strategic litigation for immigration cases-- is incredibly rewarding. ”
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