Internship Opportunities with TRAC

If you are interested in shaping the national conversation around immigration, consider applying for a remote internship at TRAC at Syracuse University. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is a research institute with a 30-year history of providing unique, independent, and high-impact insights about how the federal immigration enforcement system works. The strength of our work comes from our reputation for obtaining large datasets from the key immigration agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) then releasing that data to the public through interactive online tools and original research reports. We are able to answer important questions about how many people are in detention, where immigrants facing deportation live, and why some immigrants get asylum while others do not. Our data and analysis are relied upon everyday by academic researchers, Congress, and reporters at major national news outlets like the New York Times, CNN, and NPR. In fact, our work is so important to the public that we are cited by news outlets 1.5 times every day, 365 days a year on average.

As an intern, you would have the opportunity to learn more about immigration policy and data, contribute to key projects that will impact the national news cycle, and receive personalized mentorship that will prepare you for the job market. Given the dynamic and wide-ranging types of work that TRAC does, we are able to develop a personalized internship project based the skills and interests of motivated students. All internships will be conducted remotely until further notice. You will work alongside Dr. Austin Kocher, who brings years of experience and passion to seeing students succeed, especially students who are first-generation, non-traditional, and students from underserved backgrounds.

For more information about how to apply, please contact Dr. Austin Kocher at