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Family Reunification Lautenberg Intern

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
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With oversight from the Program Officer for Family Reunification, the Family Reunification Lautenberg Intern will play an important role in processing family reunification applications for the Lautenberg Program, including Former Soviet Union Affidavit of Relationship (FSU AOR) and Iranian Refugee Information Form (Iranian RIF), on behalf of IRC clients.

COMMITMENT: 6 months starting in June 2021, 15.0 or 37.5 hours per week (full-time preferred, but flexible)

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Family Reunification Intern will assist in vetting, submitting, and tracking of both FSU AORs & Iranian RIFs, in accordance with standards set forth by the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). This includes applications received from IRC field offices, providing targeted feedback on required corrections or updates, if needed; and updating and maintaining detailed tracking of application submissions to ensure accuracy and timeliness. The Intern will work closely with the Program Officer for Family Reunification.


1.The intern will gain knowledge of the United States Refugee Admission Program (USRAP), specifically the Pre-Arrival processing.

2.The intern will gain knowledge of family reunification programs within the USRAP, specifically the Lautenberg Program.

3.The intern will develop skills in quality assurance data tracking.


•Bachelor’s degree preferred.

•Experience working with immigration or resettlement programs preferred.

•Written and spoken fluency in Russian and/or Ukrainian strongly preferred.

•Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills required.

•Excellent time management skills and ability to maintain tight deadlines required.

•Clear written and verbal communication skills required.

•Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel, required.

This is an unpaid internship position. No financial compensation, including compensation for relocation, is available.

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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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