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Immigration Intern - Summer 2024 - Glendale

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must be a student or recent graduate with language skills in Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, or Spanish. Prior immigration experience is helpful. Cultural sensitivity and excellent communication skills are a must for this internship with the International Rescue Committee in Glendale.
  • You will assist legal representatives with immigration applications, make copies of documents, complete case notes, work with clients, and conduct follow-up calls.

Summer Internship



  • The Immigration Program Intern will work closely with the Immigration Department to serve refugees and members of the local immigrant community.
  • Learning Outcomes: The intern will gain experience in the immigration process, particularly as it is unique to refugees and the intricacies of the immigration system at the local level.  


  • In-office attendance on Thursdays or Tuesdays.
  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or less than one year out of school.
  • Fluency in one of the following languages is strongly preferred: Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, and Spanish.
  • Prior experience in immigration is a plus.
  • Completion of IRC orientation and successful completion of a comprehensive background check (Live Scan & HireRight) are mandatory.
  • Possesses a high level of cultural awareness and sensitivity toward vulnerable immigrant populations, with a dedicated commitment to assisting unaccompanied minors in their transition to life in the U.S.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and thrives in collaborative, cross-cultural environments.
  • Exhibits strong organizational capabilities and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Displays cultural competency and proficient communication abilities.
  • Shows enthusiasm for understanding the broader IRC mission, philosophy, global endeavors, and local initiatives.
  • Willing to comply with IRC volunteer and workplace policies.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Assisting Immigration Legal Representatives to complete immigration applications for Green Cards, Citizenship, and other applications as needed.
  • Making copies of petitions and evidence.
  • Completing case notes related to client case files.
  • Working one-on-one with clients to complete applications. Conducting follow-up phone calls to clients.


Work type

Part time

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