Careers at the IRC

From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Citizenship and Immigration Intern

Sector: Immigration    
Location: US - NY -New York    
Employee Type: Intern    
Employee Category: Part Time    





The Citizenship and Immigration Intern will help provide legal services to clients seeking various forms of immigration assistance. 

• Assist immigration staff in helping refugees, asylees, and other immigrants apply for adjustment of status (green cards), United States citizenship, family petitions and other immigration benefits:
     o  Conduct initial eligibility assessments of potential applicants;
     o Assist with accurate completion of application forms for clients;
     o Notify clients via telephone or mailings about matters related to their applications;
     o Assist clients with additional necessary procedures, such as requests for evidence and follow-up advocacy
• Help conduct outreach to refugees and other immigrants in need of assistance with immigration-related matters:
     o Assist with immigration and citizenship informational forums;
     o Conduct outreach mailings;
     o Help distribute flyers and pamphlets;  
• Assist immigration team with tracking, filing, and mailing relevant documents, applications, and notices of action;
• Maintain up-to-date client data in online immigration data base; 
• Other related duties as assigned by the Resettlement Director or Citizenship Initiative Program Manager.
• The intern reports to the Citizenship Initiative Program Manager

• JD candidate/law student preferred; will consider a college student
• Fluency in one of the following languages very strongly preferred: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Karen, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Vietnamese. 
• Familiar with the mission of IRC and willing to represent it appropriately
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with refugees, asylees and other immigrations
• Ability to work well with a culturally diverse staff
• Prior experience in immigration a plus
• Part or full-time internship; more than one position available

For more information on our Citizenship and Immigration Program please click HERE

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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


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