Internships

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2017 Internships!

Deadline to apply is August 18, 2017.

The purpose of WR Sacramento Internships is to prepare individuals for cross-cultural service by immersing them in the field of refugee resettlement. Interns are essential to our ministry, volunteering in hands-on ways. Interns have the opportunity to gain professional casework skills, build meaningful relationships, and learn about local and global refugee issues, both through direct-service to refugees and ongoing trainings and debriefing sessions.

“I can honestly say I’ve never done something so rewarding. I left knowing I had a lot to learn, but also feeling capable of doing anything I set my mind to. The relationships I made and the encounters with God I had along the way I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

–Hannah, former intern

 

Resettlement Associate (RA) Intern

Interested individuals will learn primarily about the application processes refugees must walk through to settle into basic life in Sacramento. There are many challenges in the initial appointments that interns will be made aware of as they assist with paperwork and transportation. This position is hands on and works directly with our newest refugee neighbors, so interns will be given many opportunities to learn personally about a refugee’s culture, their journey and the adjustments they are having to face in their new life in America. We are seeking interns who would be interested in one or more of the following within refugee resettlement:

  • Transporting newly arrived refugee families to apply for social security and welfare benefits
  • Assisting newly arrived refugee families in completing daily tasks (DMV, grocery shopping, buying a cell phone, opening a bank account, etc.)
  • Office admin work
  • Director/managers assistants
  • Warehouse organization/inventory
  • Translation/Interpretation (Arabic, Farsi/Dari, Russian preferred)
  • Many, many other opportunities

If you are completing this internship program for a college requirement, there will be duties additional to those listed above and possibly a project to complete over the duration of your internship. If you have certain requirements you need to meet, we will discuss those after receiving your application.

To apply: 

Interested office administration interns should send a resume and cover letter to Becca Brown at BBrown@wr.org and REGISTER HERE for a Volunteer Training. Please review World Relief’s mission, vision and values before applying.

Housing and Donations Intern

Interested individuals will learn a great deal about the refugee community in Sacramento and how World Relief works with the city to meet all the basic needs that we are responsible to oversee as a refugee resettlement agency for our newest neighbors. Interns will be working within our Reception and Placement (R&P) and Volunteer Mobilization departments, and will learn about the robust refugee resettlement process. We are seeking interns who would be interested in one or more of the following within refugee resettlement:

  • Setting up apartments with furniture/household items for newly arrived refugee families
  • Purchasing furniture/household items when needed
  • Picking up & accepting donations from outside donors
  • Warehouse organization/inventory
  • Housing procurement (find housing for arriving refugee families)
  • Office admin work
  • Many, many other opportunities

Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs at a time
  • [Not required, but preferred] Availability to work evenings
  • Organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Valid driver's license

To apply: 

Interested office administration interns should send a resume and cover letter to Becca Brown at BBrown@wr.org and REGISTER HERE for a Volunteer Training. Please review World Relief’s mission, vision and values before applying.

Immigrant Legal Services Law Student Internships

Summer and Academic Year Positions (Summer, Fall Semester, Spring Semester)

The summer internship (ten weeks, full-time) is open to one rising 2L or 3L applicant starting Summer 2018. An application date will be announced in Spring 2018.

Academic-year internships (Fall and/or Spring semester, part-time) are for at least one semester, preferably for two, and open to up to two applicants in their 2L or 3L years. Applications for Fall 2017 positions are due by August 18, 2017. 

Interns will:

  • Interview clients in-person and telephonically
  • Observe consultation interviews
  • Prepare immigration legal documents and forms using the LawLogix case management application
  • Assist with case management
  • Research immigration law, forms, and filing procedures
  • Participate in trainings in-person and via webinar
  • Co-facilitate know-your-rights seminars and special clinics

Qualifications / Candidates should be:

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Candidates ideally:

  • Are fluent in one or more of the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, Farsi, Dari, Arabic, or Russian
  • Have taken an introductory immigration law course or have prior immigration law experience

Compensation:

  • This position is uncompensated

To apply:

Interested legal interns should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (5-10 pages, preferably a memo or brief) to Ted Oswald at toswald@wr.org. Please review World Relief’s mission, vision and values before applying.

Want to volunteer for special ILS events and clinics? Contact Ted Oswald directly at toswald@wr.org to learn how to get started

Office Administration Intern

The Office Administration Intern is responsible for being a resource to our company and our employees. He/she will assist with the front desk and visitor interaction to positively impact World Relief Sacramento. He/she exists to support World Relief Sacramento staff by greeting visitors and notifying the appropriate staff, answering calls/checking voicemails, and completing general office administrative tasks while ensuring high quality work.

The Office Admin Intern will complete the following:

  • Greet visitors in a friendly manner and notify appropriate staff of their arrival
  • Answer calls and check voicemails; forward these to correct staff member
  • Provide general office support by completing forms and carrying out other tasks that may arise
  • Receive packages and mail from FedEx/UPS
  • Ability and desire to thrive in a multicultural environment

To apply: 

Interested office administration interns should send a resume and cover letter to Becca Brown at BBrown@wr.org and REGISTER HERE for a Volunteer Training. Please review World Relief’s mission, vision and values before applying.