Learning Exchange Programs - Spring Internship working on J-1 Program


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Tue Jan 03, 2017 09:00 AM - Mon Jun 05, 2017 05:00 PM


One State StreetSuite 800Boston, MA 02109


Irish International Immigrant Center - Learning Exchange Programs Intern (please note that all of our internships are unpaid)

Important Qualities:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • A commitment to the overall mission and values of IIIC

Time Commitment: Minimum 20 hours per week

Start date: January 2017

The Irish International Immigrant Center is seeking an intern to assist the Learning Exchange Programs Department with the J-1 Irish Work and Travel Program. The J-1 Irish Work and Travel Program (J-1 IWT) sponsors visas for Irish citizens who are current students or recent graduates from colleges outside the U.S. to work and travel anywhere in the U.S. for up to 12 months. The program improves participants’ employability by providing them with essential skills and practical work experience through year-long work experiences in their field of study. This unique exchange program is making a tangible contribution to the peace process by impacting the future of Ireland and Northern Ireland: its youth.

Role Duties/Responsibilities

The J-1 Irish Work & Travel Program Intern/Associate serves to support the J-1 Irish Work and Travel program:

  • Assist program participants in their job search
  • Review resumes and cover letters
  • Research job opportunities in various fields of study or in cities such as Boston, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco
  • Using and updating Salesforce, Google Docs, SEVIS (Department of State database)
  • Facilitate learning and cultural immersion opportunities for students on the program

There may also be other opportunities, such as writing articles for the IIIC newsletter or the Irish Emigrant, participating in multicultural/outreach events in and out of the office, and working with other programs within the IIIC.


  • Strong attention to detail
  • Articulate and self-motivated

About The Irish International Immigrant Center

Based on a twenty-six year history of supporting Irish immigrants, the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) has grown into a multiservice center and safe place for immigrants from over 100 countries, helping them find their place in our multi-cultural society. Our vision is one of an integrated society in which all people are treated with respect, dignity and are able to enjoy equal opportunities and protections. We serve the community by providing legal, employment, education, housing, and healthcare services. One of our primary aims is to promote civic engagement and to bridge cultural and other divides in our society.

Those from Ireland living here on a temporary basis return home better educated and experienced in dealing with issues of diversity. IIIC works in partnership with a number of public, private and third sector organizations in the United States and in Ireland. We advocate for the rights of immigrants and for legislative change. In keeping with the Irish spirit of giving, we believe that together, we can find opportunity for all.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds and languages to apply to open positions.


  • Mentoring
  • Salesforce
  • Internet Research
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Market Research / Analysis

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • commitment for full spring semester

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