Administrative Immigration Internship
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. Domestically, our 22 offices across the U.S. ensure new refugee arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK
After a refugee resettles in the US, that is not the end of their legal road to become a US citizen. Refugees must apply for their green card one year after they have been in the US and then for their citizenship after five years. Additionally, refugees also need legal assistance to help bring over spouses and other family members. The Administrative Immigration Intern will help with correspondence with clients, filing, scheduling, and other ad hoc projects of the Immigration Case Workers.
12 - 20 hours per week (either 2 - 3 four/eight hour shifts per week, to be completed between 9 am – 4 pm M – F.)
Assist immigration staff in scheduling appointments, and calling and responding to clients, applying for adjustment of status (green cards), United States citizenship, family petitions.
- Notify clients via telephone or mailings about matters related to their applications
- Assist clients with additional necessary procedures, such as requests for evidence and follow-up advocacy
Help conduct outreach to refugees and other immigrants in need of assistance with immigration-related matters
- Assist with immigration and citizenship informational forums
- Conduct outreach mailings
- Help distribute flyers and pamphlets
- Assist immigration team with tracking, filing, and mailing relevant documents, applications, and notices of action
- Maintain up-to-date client data in online immigration data base
We require that candidates have the following qualities:
- Solidly reliable with strong attention to timeliness
- Excellent communication skills (both interpersonal and with supervisors)
- Possess a great attention to detail and be truly organized
- Have a strong sense of personal initiative and be able to work independently in a fast-paced office.
- An interest in international and refugee issues
- Computer literacy with PC systems
- Minimum of 2 years of completed undergraduate experience
This position reports to the Immigration Case Manager
Apply by sending your resume and a cover letter as a single Word document to Volunteer & Internship Coordinator Intern Raiza Amiling at VolunteerNC@rescue.org. Title document “Administrative Immigration Intern Application”.
* Cover letters should clearly state your time availability, which includes 1) a specific, projected start and end date, 2) the number of hours you are available each week, and 3) the days and times in which you are available.
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