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Immigration Intern (Academic year)


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Charlottesville
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Migration
  • Closing Date:

BACKGROUND: 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 arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.

SCOPE OF WORK: Immigration intern will work directly with the immigration team assisting IRC clients in preparing applications for adjustment of status to permanent residence, naturalization petitions, family reunification applications, travel documents, renewal and replacement applications.


•Attend Volunteer/Intern Orientation

•Draft USCIS applications (green card applications, naturalization, etc.)

•Contact clients

•Keep and maintain records of immigration files

•Track cases with USCS

•Organize immigration files

•Prepare invitation letters to IRC clients

•Communicate regularly with the  IRC staff, keeping the immigration caseworker informed of any changes of schedule that may affect the work

•Follow IRC policy on confidentiality, consider all personal information that intern might learn about clients as confidential

•Work may include some clerical work, such as copying and filing

•Record hours and submit completed timesheet for each month via the IRC’s online Volunteer Dashboard.

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.