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Immigration Intern (Summer 2024) - Charlottesville

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must be a current student pursuing a degree, preferably in law, with excellent English skills. Must be in Charlottesville, detail-oriented, and committed to working with refugees. Solid computer skills and cultural sensitivity required.
  • You will draft USCIS applications, track cases, organize immigration files, contact clients, and liaise with IRC staff, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with policies. Record hours and submit timesheets monthly via the online Volunteer Dashboard.

Summer Internship

Government & PoliticsCharlottesville


  • 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 people pursuing a JD
  • 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

Part time

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