Central American Minor Internship


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


901 South Highland StreetArlington, VA 22204


Job Summary - Intern will work closely with the CAM program manager to complete applications for Central American minors to be admitted to the United States through the refugee program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete applications for Central American minors through meetings with local applicant US-ties.
  • Participate in biweekly staff meetings.
  • Manage client files and track necessary services.
  • Maintain open and direct communication with the program manager and other ECDC staff.
  • Assist the program manager with other tasks as directed.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Present by Internship Completion or Before):

  • Currently completing undergraduate degree or recent graduate required.
  • Spanish proficiency required.
  • Commitment to mission: to help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives through supportive networks of people, services and community activities.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Use of personal computer and vehicle a plus.
  • Intercultural communication skills and experience a plus.
  • Interest in working in a multicultural environment.
  • Knowledgeable about and sensitive to the experiences of refugees and immigrants.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite). Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet use.
  • Background check and clean DMV record.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of Central American Minor application process.
  • Understanding of the timelines and processes refugees go through from arrival-5 years.
  • Increased intercultural communication competency.
  • Exposure to basic non-profit operations and environment.
  • Knowledge of marginalized populations - challenges and opportunities.
  • Experience working with limited English proficiency populations.
  • Knowledge of immigrant benefits systems.
  • Ability to navigate of social service systems.
  • Basic ability to keep case notes and maintain case files to State Department standards.

Time Requirements:

2 days/week


  • People Skills
  • Case Work / Management
  • Spanish

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