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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

International Institute of MN1694 Como AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55108


About

Candidate Profile:

  • Good communication and computer skills

  • Ability to independently problem solve and identify solutions to issues that arise

  • Demonstrated interest in refugee and immigrant issues

Position Description:

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 bot 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 applications for permanent residency (Green Card Applications), citizenship and refugee sponsorship forms.

  • Maintain files and update databases.

  • Respond to questions on permanent residency application procedures, becoming a U.S. Citizen and refugee resettlement

  • Update curriculum for citizenship classes as needed

  • Take passport and immigration photos

  • Assist with small projects for other Institute programs

Time Commitment:

  • Minimum of 10 hours/week

  • Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm (days and times are flexible)

  • Priority given to candidates who can commit to full semester or three months

Skills

  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Office Reception
  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 12 hours/week minimum
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