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IRC Missoula Immigration Intern - Position Currently Filled

Start date: Ongoing
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TITLE: Immigration Intern
LOCATION: Missoula, Montana
COMMITMENT: 5+ hours a week, 3+ months, flexibility in scheduling
PLEASE NOTE: This is an unpaid position. If credit for class is desired please indicate in statement of interest.


The International Rescue Committee is the leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance. This commitment is reflected in well-planned resettlement assistance, global emergency relief, rehabilitation, and advocacy for refugees. Founded in 1933, the IRC is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by conflict and oppression. The resettlement office in Missoula, Montana provides services to approximately 120 newly arriving refugees per year.


Immigration Interns work with the Caseworker to directly assist clients with the processing and filing of applications for lawful permanent residence, family reunification, affidavits of relationship, and other immigration petitions necessary to receive legal residency in the United States.


  • Set-up and conduct intake and immigration interviews with assistance from an interpreter and casework staff.
  • Prepare and complete immigration applications and petitions on behalf of refugees, asylees, and immigrants for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • Conduct follow-up, including written and telephone communication with USCIS and respond to requests for further evidence and inquiries.
  • Maintain case files by copying, faxing, and inputting information in immigration case management database.
  • Assist the Caseworker to complete Affidavits of Relationship for family reunification; manage case files and client communication.
  • Assist with projects and administrative duties as assigned by the Caseworker.                                                                                 


  • Background in law OR other related fields
  • Motivated, flexible and ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Strong computer skill with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment
  • IRC orientation and background check required
  • Experience working with refugees/diverse populations is a plus


  • Compensation: This an unpaid internship
  • Hours: 5+ or more hours a week
  • Supervisor: Jesse Littman, Caseworker

Interested candidates should email a resume and brief statement of interest to volunteer.missoula [at] rescue.org

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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