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Immigration Intern (Summer 2024)

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must be pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree or recent graduate, have strong English skills, willingness to follow policies, attention to detail, computer proficiency, and a commitment to working with refugees and learning about other cultures.
  • You will assist in drafting USCIS applications, maintaining immigration files, tracking cases, communicating with clients, and supporting IRC staff while upholding confidentiality and clerical tasks.

Summer Internship

Government & PoliticsRichmond


  • Immigration intern will work directly with the immigration team assisting IRC clients in preparing applications for adjustment of status to permanent residence, naturalization petitions, family reunification applications, travel documents, renewal and replacement applications


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate, graduate degree, or recent graduate
  • Preference for candidates to be in-person at the Charlottesville office
  • Excellent oral and written English skills, bilingual is preferred but not required
  • Willingness to follow the IRC intern and workplace policies, including confidentiality
  • Attention to details and timeliness
  • Solid computer skills(Excel, MS Word, Immigrant tracking software)
  • Commitment to work with refugees, and to learn about other cultures

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics


  • Attend Volunteer/Intern Orientation
  • Draft USCIS applications (green card applications, naturalization, etc.)
  • Contact clients
  • Keep and maintain records of immigration files
  • Track cases with USCIS
  • Organize immigration files
  • Prepare invitation letters to IRC clients
  • Communicate regularly with the IRC staff, keeping the immigration caseworker informed of any changes of schedule that may affect the work
  • Follow IRC policy on confidentiality, consider all personal information that intern might learn about clients as confidential
  • Work may include some clerical work, such as copying and filing
  • Record hours and submit completed timesheet for each month via the IRC’s online Volunteer Dashboard.


Work type

Full time

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