Migrant Shelter Fall Intern

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Rincon Migrant Shelter

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Internship Information

Location: Craycroft/Broadway 85711

Anticipated start date: August 19, 2019

Anticipated end date: December 16, 2019

Approximate hours to be worked per week: 10-14

Goals of Internship:

  1. To educate the intern regarding current immigration/migrant issues, needs and concerns so as to equip the intern to properly advocate for and serve this population;
  2. To provide hands-on service opportunities with recently arrived migrants so as to help the intern better understand the migrant experience;
  3. To support the mission and vision of the Rincon Migrant Shelter.

Intern Duties: The intern will rotate through five areas of service at the Rincon Migrant Shelter, spending two weeks in each area. Those five areas are:

  1. Guest services: In this capacity the intern will assist with providing children’s games and activities as well as basic ESL instruction. Spanish-speaking interns will also assist with the intake process of receiving new guests.
  2. Donations/Bodega: In the Bodega the intern will assist with sorting and shelving incoming donations, creating a donations need list, assembling hygiene bags and travel bags, and maintaining the order and cleanliness of the bodega.
  3. Kitchen: In the kitchen the intern will assist with preparing, cooking and serving meals to the migrants, as well as with stocking the kitchen, creating a shopping list of needed items, and cleaning after meals.
  4. Transportation: While in transportation services, the intern will assist in finding drivers for transports to the bus and airport, as well as (if licensed) providing transportation services him/herself.
  5. Volunteer services: In this capacity the intern will assist volunteers with signing in/out, providing a Shelter orientation as needed and finding their volunteer location and duties. The Intern will also help plan and organize volunteer appreciation activities, updating the volunteer list, maintaining the Shelter Facebook page, and with general office work.

Internship wages: UNPAID.

Other: Interns may qualify for mileage reimbursement and/or parking fees associated with transportation services. Interns are also invited to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Shelter if serving during a scheduled meal time.

Contact: Sarah M. Reed, Shelter Manager shelter@rinconucc.org

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About Rincon Migrant Shelter


122 N. Craycroft, Tucson, AZ 85711, US

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Rincon Migrant Shelter is to provide humanitarian aid to asylum-seekers who have come from ICE and are on their way to sponsors around the country. We offer a safe environment and provide temporary shelter, food, clothing, and assistance with transportation.


Asylum-seekers are migrants who are fleeing violence, corruption, extreme poverty and unsafe living conditions. Over 600 asylum-seekers, primarily from Central America, have been served at the Rincon Migrant Shelter so far. We have an average daily census of 24, half of whom are children. Our currently operating shelter opened on March 25, 2019. The shelter is run primarily by volunteers and funded by generous donors.


Mon Aug 19, 2019 - Mon Dec 16, 2019


Craycroft/BroadwayTucson, AZ 85711



  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Office Management
  • Child Development
  • Spanish


  • Teens


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-14 hours a week during the internship term; flexible schedule as shelter is open 24/7.
  • Spanish highly preferred but not required. Email shelter@rinconucc.org for application.

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