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Internships

Internships in many of our programs are available for applicable course credit. Resumes and cover letters must be submitted with a list of availability to Volunteer Services by e-mail at estieber@ccano.org Last updated: October 14, 2020. 

If seeking college credit, a contract will be required from your college or university. This process can take 1 week to 3 months, so please plan ahead for time sensitive internships. 

Internships are also available to non-students looking to make a commitment to service or gain experience in the non-profit field. 

Available Internships: 

Immigration/Refugee Services - Education Advocacy Intern
Location:     2505 Maine Avenue       Metairie, LA           Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line

The intern will work closely with the Education Advocacy team to support initiatives for increasing access to information about higher education within the immigrant and refugee population in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. Responsibilities include:

o   Researching the college process and requirements for immigrant, refugee, undocumented  and ESL students in Louisiana

o   Researching programs and information that local schools and organizations may already be distributing

o   Compiling and organizing resources for students with mixed status in their higher education pursuits

o   Creating a manual for students and parents with information about the college application process

o   Creating presentation materials and leading presentations in the community

o   Collaborating with community partners to distribute materials, resources and information

o   Creating training materials for volunteers and mentors interested in supporting students with mixed status apply for college

o   Supporting an advocacy strategy to increase access to information about higher education in schools for immigrant, refugee, undocumented and ESL students and parents

Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships. Must have effective research and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently. Student or community member with an interest in social services, education and higher education, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Arabic, Amharic, Haitian Creole, Tigrinya, Burmese, Spanish or other languages valued. Must have own transportation.

Schedule flexible: M-Th from 9:00 to 5:00 pm; minimum 4-8 hours a week

Immigration/Refugee Services - Employment Services Intern

The intern will work closely with the Employment Services Team and Refugee Services Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the clients. Responsibilities may include: assisting with the implementation of Job Readiness classes for Refugee clients who have just arrived in the United States; conducting outreach for events such as job and college fairs, attending and assisting with Employment Services group events; researching local job market and career laddering options, and assisting in developing tools to measure program effectiveness; updating the jobs board. The intern must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships. Students with an interest in social services, coaching, economics, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, or Portuguese preferred.

Schedule: flexible, Monday-Friday (9 AM – 5 PM). Required 12-15hrs/week remote work possible, in office work preferred in the future. 

Immigration/Refugee Services - Community Outreach Intern
 Location:     2505 Maine Avenue       Metairie, LA           Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line

The intern will work closely with Immigration and Refugee Services Outreach Coordinators to help develop outreach materials, carry out outreach activities and recruit and train volunteers to support Immigration and Refugee programs. He/She/They will also help carry out evaluations and needs assessments across all programs and client bases, and assist in launching a new program supporting immigrant youth through the Unaccompanied Minors Program.

Schedule: Flexible Monday-Friday (9am-5pm), ideally with weekend and evening flexibility; 10-15 hours a week minimum commitment

Immigration/Refugee Services - English as a Second Language Intern
 Location:    2505 Maine Avenue       Metairie, LA              Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line

The intern will work closely with the ESL Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the students. Responsibilities include: creating and implementing individual success plans for students based on specific educational needs; assisting in entering student data and information into various tracking systems, running reports regarding student and classroom performance; creating and implementing motivational strategies to encourage student success; developing and managing relationships with community-based partners and/or organizations according to expressed student need; attending ESL group events; developing and maintaining thorough records of methods for measurement and improvement of student success and a curriculum effectiveness. Students with an interest in adult education, ESL or immigrant services highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Arabic, Amharic, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or other languages valued.

Schedule: Flexible: M-F from 9 am – 5 pm minimum 8 hrs /wk.

Immigration/Refugee Services - Family Literacy Program Internship
 Location:   Immigration Services     2505 Maine Ave     Metairie, LA     The Family Literacy Program is a new initiative launching this year that will provide immigrant and refugee families with English literacy and cultural competency courses. This class is designed to be more accessible to immigrants and refugees serviced by CCANO thanks to its inclusive family focus and open, flexible structure. The program will be the first of its kind offered by CCANO to address the literacy needs of both adults and children. We are currently in the early stages of conceptualizing, tailoring, and developing this program, so there is room for the intern to have a considerable creative and strategic impact. The intern will work closely with the Refugee Services and ESL Program staff on a variety of projects, including program research and development, assessment of community specific needs, program participant data collection and analysis, community partner outreach, lesson plan design, and development and maintenance of relationships with community partner organizations. The ideal candidate is a motivated individual who can think creatively and strategically and is passionate about helping others and achieving genuine impact. The intern should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships. Student with an interest in social services, education, language teaching/tutoring, psychology, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Arabic, Amharic, Haitian Creole, Tigrinya, Burmese, Spanish or other languages valued.

Schedule flexible: M-Th from 9:00 to 5:00 pm; minimum 8 hours a week

Immigration/Refugee Services - Immigrant Justice Summer Fellowship
Location: 2505 Maine Ave Metairie, LA

We’re a collaborative team that provides both legal and social services to Louisiana’s immigrant community. We regularly represent children eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum seekers, and victims of crimes, including domestic violence and human trafficking. We also represent clients with family-based petitions and citizenship applications. Our office is located in Metairie, Louisiana. We are looking for law students interested in learning more about humanitarian immigration law. Interns will receive hands on experience and work directly with staff attorneys representing children and asylum seekers. Interns will accompany staff attorneys to immigration court and juvenile court, and participate in weekly walk-in clinics and staff meetings. Interns will draft pleadings for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases and an asylum brief. Other responsibilities may include legal research, drafting motions, preparing immigration forms, assisting with legal screenings to determine eligibility for relief, and community outreach.

Requirements:  This is a 9 week internship, running from June 1, 2020, to July 31, 2020. A minimum commitment of 24 hours a week is required. Applicants should be familiar with legal issues that impact immigrants and refugees. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred but not required. The internship is unpaid, but we are happy to work with your school for you to receive credit.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to estieber@ccano.org. Your cover letter should describe why you are interested in the fellowship and what you hope to learn. It should also include one reference.

Immigration/Refugee Services Legal Intern
Location: 2505 Maine Ave Metairie, LA

The intern will support the Immigration and Refugee Services Program legal team with filing and archiving.  Responsibilities include organizing and categorizing documents and files within file storage system to ensure accurate filing. The intern will create material or paper files for record-keeping. He/she must have strong reading and organizational skills, some immigration knowledge preferred or willingness to be trained on immigration concepts required.  Students with an interest in legal services, and immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply.  

Schedule: flexible, Monday-Friday (9 AM – 5 PM).

Immigration/Refugee Services Program Intern
Location: 2505 Maine Ave Metairie, LA

The intern will work closely with the Immigration and Refugee Services Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the clients.  Responsibilities are wide-ranging and depend upon intern’s skills and interest, but may include: assisting with the implementation of a cultural or legal orientation program; organizing group events; developing and managing relationships with parishes, universities, and community-based organizations; designing more effective client intake processes and program monitoring tools; assisting in entering client information into various tracking systems; running client services reports. The intern may also be involved in grant research and grant writing to support and expand the services of each program. He/she must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships.  Student with an interest in social services, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply.  Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Burmese or other languages valued.

Schedule: flexible, Monday-Friday (9 AM – 5 PM) with possible evening or weekend workshop time.

Institutional Advancement - Communications Intern
 Location:     1000 Howard Ave     New Orleans, LA       

The communications intern will work under the Communications Manager. They will help produce marketing materials, assist in the creation of blog posts, and assist in the creation of social media content and posts, both in the gathering of media and info, as well as copy writing. Other duties as assigned. Intern should have good professional interpersonal skills, knowledge of social media and current social media trends, the ability to write well and clearly, excellent grammar and experience with Microsoft Word/Publisher. Should have own transportation. Candidate must be a college student. This is an unpaid internship.

Schedule: Flexible, must be available between 8:30 am and 4 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday for between 10 – 15 hours per week. A minimum of 3 month commitment is required. 

Office of Justice and Peace - Parish and Community Services Intern
Location:    2022 St. Bernard Avenue       New Orleans, LA

The Office of Justice and Peace works in areas related to social and economic justice including workers’ rights, rights of ex-offenders and those entangled in the legal system and options for poor and vulnerable persons. Intern will work closely with the Division Director on special projects and administrative tasks. This could include outreach phone calls and letter to parishes, analysis of parish outreach data and summaries, working with Communications Director on fully utilizing social media, working with the Office of Justice and Peace to support the work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Relief Services. Assist with researching and developing the advocacy network for Catholic Charities. Candidate must possess critical and creative thinking skills, time management, and good verbal and written skills. Interest in social services and families required. 

Schedule: flexible, Monday-Friday (9 AM – 4 PM) with some possible evening workshop support.

 

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