Crosscare Migrant Project: Information and Advocacy Internship

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Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for interns for 6-month placements to assist our Immigration Information & Advocacy team.

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.

*Please note that our work does not focus on refugee and asylum issues*

Role Description:

The duties of this internship are to:

  • Assist in providing information about the Irish immigration system to migrants in our drop-in centre 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 Expenses:

Hours: 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 5pm)
Expenses: Travel and lunch expenses (maximum of €15 per day)
Duration: 6 months

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
  • Previous experience of information and advocacy work
  • Previous experience of recording data

Application process:

Please email your CV and a cover letter marked ‘Information and Advocacy Internship’ to amytyndall@crosscare.ie by 5pm on Monday 22nd April

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

  • Interviews will be held the week beginning 29 April 2019
  • One internship will begin in May 2019 and a second one in August/September 2019

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

Region: 

Dublin 1

Expiry date: 

22/04/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

02/04/19