Program Intern (Unpaid Volunteer Position)
Location: Hybrid on-site and virtual
- Conduct citizenship eligibility screenings and complete citizenship applications one-on-one with pre-screened applicants
- Assist the Program Team with planning of and running of virtual and in-person citizenship workshops
- Listen and respond to client voicemails and emails; contact clients with reminders of their appointments
- Work closely with the Program Team to maintain and update records, case notes, and immigration notices of clients in shared Salesforce database
- Other administrative tasks as requested
Reports to: Program Manager and AmeriCorps NAIP member
Length of Appointment: The Program Intern will serve at least 20 hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks, in summer of 2022.
- Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
- Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
- Adequate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Capability to work independently and within a team setting
- Strong willingness to take initiative and be creative
- Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM software desirable
- Proficiency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, or Arabic desirable
How to apply: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Intern (Summer 2022)
Location: Hybrid on-site and virtual
- Complete screening phone intakes to assess eligibility and potential legal issues for naturalization applicants.
- Assist in the completion and filing of numerous USCIS applications, including Forms N-400, N-648, I-912, N-600, and FOIA requests.
- Thoroughly review completed applications for quality and accuracy prior to mailing.
- Represent disabled and other clients with unique needs during naturalization interviews before USCIS, under the supervision of an attorney.
- Review and analyze immigration, criminal, tax, marriage, medical and other records to determine client eligibility to apply for naturalization or a certificate of citizenship.
- Develop and help deliver training materials for partner organizations, volunteers, and pro bono attorneys.
- Help organize, implement, and manage virtual group processing naturalization workshops.
- Attend in-house and outside meetings and trainings to foster professional growth and development.
- Interest or experience in immigration law.
- Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated independence, self-direction, and ability to take initiative.
- Fluency in Spanish preferred.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information of two references in one pdf with the job title in the subject line to email@example.com.
Community Engagement Manager
Project Citizenship seeks a Community Engagement Manager to oversee Project Citizenship’s immigrant outreach and community engagement efforts, citizenship workshops, data collection and management, and to supervise AmeriCorps service members.
Project Citizenship’s exclusive mission is to assist eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens by providing free application assistance because of the transformative power of citizenship. Citizenship is the only protection against deportation and the best method to secure important rights and benefits.
Principal Purpose of Job: The Community Engagement Manager supports the Program Director and works collaboratively with the Program team to manage Project Citizenship’s programming, including workshop execution, immigrant outreach and community partnerships, and data management.
With training and experience, the Community Engagement Manager may obtain Department of Justice accreditation to be able to represent immigrants at naturalization interviews and take on an active training responsibility and an advocacy role.
Supervision: The Community Engagement Manager reports directly to the Program Director.
Location: This is a hybrid in-office and remote position. It occasionally requires weeknight and weekend hours (with accompanying flex time).
Essential Job Functions:
Immigrant Outreach and Community Engagement Efforts
- Conduct outreach in immigrant communities, including presenting information sessions in collaboration with community organizations about citizenship and Project Citizenship’s services, and create relationships with community representatives.
- Maintain and improve established networks with community organizations that are currently providing and/or have interest in citizenship.
- Maintain and expand referrals and partnerships from community organizations in service areas.
- Represent Project Citizenship at community meetings and events to promote services.
- Plan and execute virtual and in-person citizenship workshops, with a focus on client outreach and management.
- Provide high-quality legal services to prospective and current clients, including eligibility screening, providing case updates, completing applications, and packaging completed applications.
- As a DOJ accredited representative, the Community Engagement Manager will attend interviews as a legal representative for disabled clients to advocate for the approval of their citizenship case and review completed applications for quality assurance.
- Oversee data tracking/reporting after citizenship workshops and for general database maintenance and case management, with a focus client reporting.
- Maintain Salesforce database and data integrity, including onboarding and training of new staff and management of best practices.
- Work collaboratively to update, improve, and maintain the database systems and standard operating procedures.
- Interview, onboard, train, and supervise AmeriCorps service members and Program interns. Serve as a resource and primary contact person.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or four years applicable experience.
- Detail-oriented, responsible, energetic, self-directed.
- Excellent organizational skills; ability to plan workflows, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize, problem solve, and meet deadlines.
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Suite) and facility with the internet.
- Knowledge of Salesforce, WordPress, and MailChimp a plus.
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Experience with nonprofit organizations in the areas of immigration and knowledge of Greater Boston community a plus.
- High degree of personal and professional integrity.
- Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, or Cape Verdean Creole proficiency highly desired.
How to apply: Email one PDF of your resume and cover letter, along with contact information for three references, to firstname.lastname@example.org.