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Crosscare Migrant Project recruiting an Immigration Case Work Intern

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014

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Crosscare Migrant Project provides an information, advocacy and referral service for migrants in vulnerable situations. We provide information to migrants to Ireland as well as Irish emigrants. We also work to effect positive change in migration-related policy. Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for an intern for a 6-9 month intern placement to assist our Immigration Information & Advocacy team.

The intern will gain practical experience in information and advocacy work with immigrants accessing the Irish immigration system. The intern will receive formal and informal training, and supervision support to enable them to fulfill the role. On completion the intern will have attained skills in advocating on behalf of migrants with statutory and non-statutory organisation.

The duties of this internship are to:

  • Assist in providing immigration information to migrants at our office in Dublin 1
  • Advocate on behalf of migrants with statutory and non-statutory organisations
  • Refer migrants to specialist organisations and services where necessary
  • Support the Immigration Information & Advocacy team to ensure excellent service provision 
  • Complete and maintain manual case files and computer database
  • Gather information and keep up-to-date with immigration issues
  • Participate in team and case meetings
  • Contribute to the overall work plan of Crosscare Migrant Project

Hours and remuneration:

Hours: 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 5pm) with potential for 1 additional day

Remuneration: Travel and lunch expenses (maximum of €15 per day)

Duration: 6 - 9 months

*If you are applying under JobBridge these details are different

Applicant requirements:

No prior experience is required; however the following skills and attributes are desirable:

  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Commitment to social justice and equality
  • Knowledge of the Irish immigration system
  • Fluency in other languages
  • Previous experience of information and advocacy work
  • Previous experience of recording data 

Application process:

Please email your CV and a cover letter marked ‘Immigration Case Work Internship’ to michellerooney@crosscare.ie by 4pm on Wednesday 20th August 2014.

Your cover letter should outline your previous work experience, why you want this internship and your availability

 Interviews will be held the week of the 25th August 2014

The internship will begin in September 2014

 For further information about Crosscare Migrant Project and our work visit: www.migrantproject.ie and www.livinginireland.ie.

 Email Michelle Rooney for more information: michellerooney@crosscare.ie

This position is also open to JobBridge applicants.

This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund
and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Dept of Justice & Equality & Pobal.