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Vacancy for an Immigration Case Work Intern

Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for an intern for a 6-9 month intern placement to assist our Immigration Information & Advocacy team. 
 
*This position is also open to JobBridge applicants www.jobbridge.ie for a 6 – 9 month period for 30 hours per week if you are interested in going through this scheme please contact us for more information. 
 
Crosscare Migrant Project is an information, advocacy and referral organisation 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. 
 
Role Description:
The duties of this internship are to:
Assist in providing immigration information to migrants at our offices 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 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
Take on non-client project work, to be developed as required
 
Hours and expenses*:
Hours: 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 5pm) with potential for 1 additional day
 
Duration: 6 - 9 months 
 
Expenses: Travel and lunch expenses (maximum of €15 per day)
 
*If you are applying under JobBridge these details are different
 
 
Applicant requirements:
 
Essential
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
 
Desirable 
Knowledge of the Irish immigration system
Fluency in other languages
Previous experience of information and advocacy work
Previous experience of recording data 
Previous experience of website development and maintenance
 
Application process:
 
Your application should include a CV and a cover letter outlining your previous work experience, why you want to do this internship and your availability. 
 
Please email your CV and cover letter marked ‘Immigration Case Work Internship’ to amytyndall@crosscare.ie  by 5pm on Monday 19th January 2015. 
 
For further information about Crosscare Migrant Project and our work visit: www.migrantproject.ie and www.livinginireland.ie.

Supported by

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.