Good communication and computer skills
Ability to independently problem solve and identify solutions to issues that arise
Demonstrated interest in refugee and immigrant issues
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
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
- Administrative Support
- Customer Service
- Office Reception
- People Skills
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 12 hours/week minimum