Immigration Services Intern
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The Immigration service program involves working directly with clients to help them complete immigration forms for benefits such as permanent residency and U.S. citizenship. You meet with clients one to one by appointment. It is a great opportunity to learn about how immigration works as well as the steps clients for through to obtain the benefits. Time in the program is generally pretty structured.
The majority of our clients in both programs are mainly refugees or former refugees. That means the countries they represent are mainly: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Bhutan, Burma, some Iraq and misc. others. If you are looking to work with a Spanish speaking population we would be a good fit for you. Also if you are thinking of a project related to immigrants and their situation this would not be the best fit. Our agency mainly works with refugees, who had no choice but to flee their homeland, due to war or persecution issues. This is very different than people who choose to come to the U.S. or flee their country due to economic reasons.
Training is provided and you will be supervised by IIMN program staff throughout your internship.
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.
- Assist with small projects for other Institute programs
- 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
- 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. as well as Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Complete the internship application form at
Applications without resumes will not be accepted for this position.
Questions? Please contact Faith Loggers-Jamnik at FLoggers-Jamnik@iimn.org.
We'll work with your schedule.
International Institute of MN1694 Como AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55108
- Administrative Support
- Customer Service
- Office Reception
- People Skills
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Verbal / Written Communication
- 12 hours/week minimum