Refugee Services Division Intern

USCRI is looking to fill two internship positions within our Refugee Services Division (RSD) program. RSD interns gain unique insight on the refugee resettlement process and related domestic refugee programs, and are able to see how these programs are managed at the national level. RSD interns assist the team on a wide range of projects including assisting with the processing of refugee family reunification applications, producing communications tools such as the RSD newsletter, and developing training and technical assistance tools for USCRI’s network of national affiliate agencies. The work of RSD interns enables USCRI’s affiliate staff to more effectively serve refugee clients and learn about best practices from across the USCRI network. RSD internships are designed to be both educational and practical. Interns will learn how apply their own knowledge and skills to a professional, national nonprofit headquarters environment and are provided with opportunities to attend in-house and outside topical and professional development trainings. Interns will assist under the direction of our Associate Director of Resettlement.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Gain and apply knowledge of domestic refugee resettlement programs, specifically the U.S. Reception and Placement (RP) and Matching Grant Programs from the national refugee resettlement agency headquarters perspective.
  • Enhance knowledge of program management processes, nonprofit management, and national-level communications skills.
  • Develop technical assistance resources and products, such as newsletters and online training programs.
  • Attend in-house and outside training and professional development activities related to refugee resettlement and program management.

What We Are Looking For:

  • An interest in refugee issues, resettlement, immigration, human rights, international affairs, and related topics.
  • A strong work ethic, ability to work independently or as part of a team, and ability to follow direction.
  • Strong proof-reading, researching, and writing skills.
  • Computer literacy (experience with the Microsoft Office suite and database software preferred).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

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 the role our Refugee Services department plays within a non-profit organization. In addition, you will learn how to coordinate and assist our staff in a professional setting. 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 10-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. Specify “Refugee Services Division Internship” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please!

  • Resume
  • Cover letter, stating the basis for your interest in this position and why your qualifications make you the right candidate for this internship
  • Writing Sample of 3 to 5 pages (this could be the introduction to a school paper, professional work for another organization, personal statement or a creative writing piece)
  • Two References (names and contact information)

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