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Immigration Intern


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Migration
  • Closing Date:

TITLE: Citizenship and Immigration Intern
LOCATION:Elizabeth, NJ
START DATE: Fall 2022
DURATION: 3-4 months / 15-24 hours per week - preference to candidates that can commit to a full academic year

*This is an unpaid internship position.*

The International Rescue Committee(IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 28U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Assist immigration staff in helping refugees, asylees, and other immigrants apply for adjustment of status (green cards), United States citizenship, family petitions, reunification applications, work permits, travel documents, DACA renewals and other immigration benefits
Assist with accurate completion of application forms for clients
Meet with clients to review their applications and documentation, take necessary information from them, follow up with them in preparing their 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 with USCIS or local or federal political / legislative offices
Help to strategize, plan and execute community outreach efforts related to immigration matters, including assistance with planning know-your-rights and citizenship workshops as well as other informational forums:Conduct outreach mailings
Assist immigration team with tracking, filing, and mailing relevant documents, applications, and notices of action
Maintain up-to-date client data in online immigration database
Other related duties as assigned by the Immigration Program Manager or Immigration Assistant.

Student will learn about immigration law and policy
Student will learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services
Student will develop research and outreach skills
Student will learn how to interact with multi-cultural and limited English speaking clients

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.