Our Immigration Services offer security and stability for the displaced individuals in our community. Each year the Institute assists over 2,000 refugees, asylees, and immigrants with citizenship, lawful permanent residency, replacement of documents, and other immigration-related issues. Immigration Services Interns work with our Immigration team to assist clients with the processing and filing of applications for lawful permanent residence, family reunification, and other immigration petitions necessary to receive legal residency in the United States and reunite family members.
- Candidate should have a strong interest in learning about immigrant and refugee communities
- Candidate must have good written English
- Candidate should have experience working in a cross-cultural environment
- Candidate should be familiar with computers and the Internet
- Candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team
Primary Duties Include:
- Assist refugee and asylee clients with various immigration applications including permanent residency (Green Card) and citizenship.
- Maintain contact with clients via telephone or in writing to support them during their immigration process.
- Complete case notes, update databases and complete immigration-related research.
- Respond to clients’ questions on various immigration procedures.
- Update curriculum for citizenship classes and complete small projects for other agency programs as needed.
- Take passport and immigration photos.
- Minimum of 12 hours/week for 4 months. Willing to consider less weekly hours if commitment can be made for more than 4 months.
- Most hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Complete the internship application form. Applications without resumes will not be accepted for this position.