The International Rescue Committee’s Resettlement office in Atlanta provides its clients with assistance in filing immigration applications, which will allow refugees and newly-approved asylees to travel, become permanent residents and then citizens of the United States.
- Process correspondence from CIS in a timely manner, notify clients of correspondence received and place notices in files.
- Assist immigration Legal Assistants and representatives to maintain accurate and up-to-date files and detailed casenotes on immigration services to clients.
- Create and print labels for files.
- Assist immigration Legal Assistants and representatives in making copies and creating new files.
- Assist in Citizenship Workshops.
- Complete change of address forms with CIS.
- Help maintain the filing system for immigration petitions filed with IRC in Atlanta.
- Other duties as needed and assigned by immigration Legal Assistants and representatives.
- Students will develop an enhanced professional skill set, interact with other interns, clients and supervisors remotely and contribute to projects while working in the comfort of their own space.
- Students will learn data collection and data management methods for program development and reporting.
- Students will gain knowledge of USCIS administrative procedures by processing receipts and correspondence from USCIS.
- Student will gain knowledge of the types of immigration benefits available to refugees and asylees and the steps involved in applying for these benefits.
- Minimum of 15 hours a week for a period of three months.
- Fluency in Spanish desired.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Attention to detail and procedure.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative.
- Work or volunteer experience with foreign populations, especially African or Middle and Near Eastern.
- Knowledge of one or two foreign languages such as Russian, Arabic, Farsi, or French is beneficial, but not required.
- Computer literacy, preferably with PC systems.
- Knowledge of refugee immigration beneficial, but not required.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.