General Description: This position is intended to provide qualified interns with opportunities to learn through experience about various aspects of processing immigration benefits. In this role, the intern will support the Immigration Services Staff with the paperwork and follow-up involved in applying for immigration benefits.
Assists in maintaining paper and electronic files for immigration applications
Assists in completing documentation including but not limited to case notes, client and outside agency correspondence
Assists in contacting clients regarding the processing of their immigration applications
Uses various resources that may include internet and immigration regulations to complete departmental research
Completes other tasks as assigned
Skills and Competencies:
Communication skills that include the ability to converse with people of various backgrounds and cultures; the ability to speak patiently and respectfully, remembering that many clients have limited knowledge of English language
Ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking clients(preferred)
Ability to express one’s thoughts clearly and succinctly through written word
Ability to pay careful attention to detail in applications and written word
Interest in and passion for the immigration process and service delivery at the client level
Innovation and resourcefulness; the ability to maintain focus on the "big picture" while understanding the details required to support it.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates may submit their application, resume and cover letter to Akheia Bowie at firstname.lastname@example.org, no phone calls please. This is a non-paid internship. Students may receive credit.