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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 [email protected] Last updated: May 24,2022.

CCANO is an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate in its selection practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. CCANO encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

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 - School Improvement Intern

Location:    2505 Maine Avenue 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 on intern’s skills and interest, but may include: manage school supply uniform supply; communicate with clients; track and update client school-based information; and organizing group events. 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, social policy, or immigrant and refugee issues are highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole or other languages highly valued.

Schedule: In-person, flexible, M-F from 9 am – 5 pm with possible evening or weekend workshop time.

Immigration/Refugee Services - English as a Second Language and Family Literacy Intern

Location:    2505 Maine Avenue (currently remote)       Metairie, LA

The intern will work closely with the ESL Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the students. Responsibilities include: assisting with ESL classes and the Family Literacy tutoring program; assisting in entering student data into various tracking systems; running reports regarding student and classroom performance; creating and implementing motivational strategies to encourage student success; developing online curriculum for use in ESL classes; attending ESL group events; developing and maintaining methods for measurement of student success and a curriculum effectiveness. Students with an interest in adult education, ESL or immigrant services are highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French or other languages valued.

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

 

Immigration/Refugee Services - Postgraduate Legal Fellowships
The legal team hosts fellows to work in our office on special projects. We aim to identify applications that meet our mission of serving Louisiana’s immigrant community through innovative proposals. These include Equal Justice Works fellowships and Skadden fellows, among others. Please send your resume and a description of your proposal to [email protected]
Immigration/Refugee Services - Program Intern
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 on 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 maintain effective and professional work relationships.

Students with an interest in social services, social policy, or immigrant and refugee issues are highly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish, Arbaic , Burmese or other languages valued.

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

Immigration/Refugee Services - Immigrant Justice Fellowship

2505 Maine Avenue Metairie, LA Near Metairie/Kenner Parish Line

About Immigration Services: 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.

Position Description:

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. 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 [email protected]. Your cover letter should describe why you are interested in the fellowship and what you hope to learn. It should also include one reference.

Institutional Advancement - Communications Intern

 Location: 2505 Maine St. Metairie, LA 70003

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. 

 

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