Immigrant Children's Services Intern

USCRI is looking for a Immigrant Children’s Services intern who is interested in pursuing an opportunity to assist immigrant children who are receiving Post Release Services (PRS) after release from immigration detention. As an intern, you will assist the Children’s Services staff with a wide range of projects related to undocumented immigrant children who are in removal proceedings and need support in connecting to local resources. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. Immigrant Children’s Services intern will learn how to take his or her knowledge and skills from the classroom and directly apply them to our work environment. The intern will assist under the direction of the Associate Director of Children’s Services.

You will learn how to:

  • Conduct telephonic welfare assessments with children and sponsors receiving PRS
  • Locate culturally and linguistically appropriate community resources to meet a variety of client needs including mental health, physical health, legal representation, and educational opportunities
  • Develop and implement program evaluation tools
  • Understand the barriers Unaccompanied Children face and implement strategies to help families overcome these barriers
  • Support case managers in the field

Other projects include but are not limited to:

  • Creating comprehensive resource lists for families receiving PRS Services
  • Designing and implementing an organizational system for PRS OneDrive
  • Conducting monthly calls to clients to assess progress and identify barriers
  • Assisting in developing and implementing a program evaluation tools
  • Conducting quality assurance calls to families and minors who have received PRS
  • Redesigning brochures that PRS uses specifically

What We are looking for:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with immigrants, low-income families, children, survivors of sexual assault, or gender based violence
  • Organized, with an ability to multi-task various projects and prioritize time sensitive assignments
  • Ability to take initiative and self-motivate to meet goals and deadlines
  • Dedication to human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people
  • Advanced proficiency or fluent Spanish preferred

USCRI is dedicated to ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship with its interns. We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career interests and goals. You will gain a better understanding of immigration processes and have the opportunity to help children make vital connections to social services and legal representation. Interns are also provided opportunities to learn more about the organization, our department leaders and other professionals in the non-profit sector, and enhance your professional development through weekly Brown Bag presentations and mission-related film screenings.

Internship Details:

This internship begins September 5, 2017 and requires a 20 hour per week commitment. USCRI internships require a minimum of 20 hours per week and interns may not be in the office more than 8 hours per day. The internship is located in Crystal City-Arlington, VA, 15 minutes from DC.

Compensation:

  • Part-time (20-30 hrs. per week): up to $160 stipend per month
  • Full-time (30-40): $240 stipend per month
  • Local travel expenses to and from the office are also reimbursed, up to a maximum of $20 per day

Application Instructions:
To apply for this internship, please send the following materials to apply-internship@uscridc.org. Only applications received via email will be considered for this position. No phone calls please!

  • In the subject line of your email, write “Immigrant Children’s Services Intern – Your First and Last Name,” e.g., “Immigrant Children’s Services Intern – Jane Doe”
  • In your cover letter, please state your interest and experience in working with immigrants and/or children and/or marginalized communities
  • Whether you are interested in a part-time and/or full-time internship
  • You must include a brief description of your ability to speak Spanish, e.g., “fluent Spanish,” “advanced Spanish,” “advanced intermediate Spanish,” “beginner Spanish” etc.

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