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Immigration Intern

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: Elizabeth
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID: req28629Job Title: Immigration InternSector: Immigration & CitizenshipEmployment Category: InternEmployment Type: Part-TimeOpen to Expatriates: Yes
Location: Elizabeth (NJOR), NJ USA
Job DescriptionTITLE: 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.*BACKGROUND:
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.RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
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
JD candidate/law student preferred; will consider a college student
Fluency in Spanish or Ukrainian strongly preferred
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
Ability to work well with a culturally diverse staff
Prior experience in immigration a plus
Part or full-time internship; more than one position availableThis position reports to the Immigration Caseworker and Immigration Program Supervisor.IRC leading the way From Harm To Home.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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