Central American Minors Program Intern
- Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
- Location: Elizabeth
- Grade: Internship - Internship
- Project and Programme Management
- Closing Date:
Title: Central American Minors Program Intern
Hours Per Week: 15 hours
Days Per Week: 2 full days 9:00am – 5:00pm, can be flexible with start and end times.
Language: Spanish (required, no flexibility)
Start and End Date: May – September
Position is Remote, but intern needs to live in the EST Time Zone
· Assist immigration staff in helping Central American immigrants apply for the Central American Minors family reunification program and other immigration benefits:
· Assist with accurate completion of Affidavit of Relationship applications for clients.
· Meet with clients to review their applications and documentation, take necessary information from them, follow up with them in preparing their applications.
· 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.
· 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 CAM Caseworker, Immigration Program Manager, or Immigration Assistant.
1. Student will learn about immigration law and policy
2. Student will learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services
3. Student will develop research and outreach skills
4. Student will learn how to manage family reunification case work
5. Student will learn how to interact with multi-cultural and limited English-speaking clients
· Undergraduate/graduate student required
· Fluency in Spanish is required
· Familiar with the mission of IRC and willing to represent it appropriately
· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with refugees, asylees and other immigrants
· Familiarity with casework/database organization
· Ability to work well with a culturally diverse staff
· Prior experience in immigration a plus
· Part or full-time internship; more than one position available
This position reports to the Immigration Caseworker and Immigration Program Supervisor.
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