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Immigration Intern Spring/Summer 2024 Unpaid

🚀 Summer Internship

Wichita

AI generated summary

  • You need immigration field experience, strong communication and organizational skills, problem-solving ability, proficiency in Microsoft Office, and bilingual fluency.
  • You will provide immigration information, complete forms, update clients, conduct research, facilitate trainings, and assist with case management tasks as an Immigration Intern at the International Rescue Committee.

Summer Internship

Government & PoliticsWichita

Description

  • Immigration is a unique area of law where for decades, non-lawyers have been able to seek authorization (accreditation) to represent individuals in immigration proceedings before administrative agencies. Under federal regulations, several individuals—including non-lawyers—may engage in the practice of immigration law. Organizations that have been “recognized” by the Department of Justice (DOJ) can seek authorization on behalf of an individual to be “accredited” to practice immigration law. The immigration intern will work with the DOJ accredited representative on immigration matters related to the needs of the clients and community.

Requirements

  • Preferred Experience & Skills:
  • Experience in an immigration related field preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic team structure
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite and internet research
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment with clients and team-members.
  • Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; bilingual candidates will be prioritized.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics

Responsibilities

  • Provide general (not individualized) information on areas of law and procedure, such as eligibility requirements for adjustment of status or naturalization and application procedures.
  • Complete application forms based on information provided by clients in a pro-se workshop or after an individual eligibility determination has been completed by an accredited representative.
  • Notify clients of follow-up information such as receipt of appointment notices, requests for evidence, and oath ceremonies.
  • Respond to requests for case status updates from clients (e.g., timelines for interviews or decisions on cases).
  • Assist with case management tasks, such as entering client information into ETO and updating client casefiles.
  • Conduct intake and/or completing service agreements (see below for additional guidelines on direct communications with clients.
  • Research Immigration related topics.
  • Perform regular and periodic reviews of DHS issued policy, announcements of changes to rules and regulations to keep up to date on the latest DHS directives that impact the populations served by IRC.
  • Facilitate the development of training materials for clients; develop program materials and contribute to standardization of programming.
  • Conduct community outreach.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Details

Work type

Part time

Work mode

office

Location

Wichita