June 17, 2016


Community Refugee & Immigration Services offers a number of internships throughout the year. Internships are unpaid unless otherwise specified, and are an opportunity to contribute to the work of our agency in a meaningful way while gaining personal experience in various aspects of refugee resettlement. If you are interested in joining the CRIS team as an intern, please consider one of the following opportunities. For a more detailed description of duties and requirements of each position, please email volunteer@cris-ohio.org.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@cris-ohio.org with the name of the internship for which you are applying as the subject line. Please note that for-credit and other intern opportunities may be available beyond those listed below. To discuss further, email volunteer@cris-ohio.org.

Thank you!

The following year-long internships will be available for Fall 2017-Spring 2018. To be considered, please apply by Friday, July 21st. Available internships include:

Pre-Arrival Intern (35 hrs/week) 

Work in the Resettlement Program to coordinate pre-arrival preparations for refugee families and individuals. Ensure that all new arrivals have furniture, food, and a welcome kit of essential items. This internship is full-time, 35 hours/week, and requires a reliable vehicle.

Pre-Arrival Intern Description

Communications and Marketing Intern (15 hrs/week)

Assist the agency in the design and implementation of various marketing initiatives and promote CRIS events and stories through various social media outlets.

Communications and Marketing Intern Description

ESOL and Employment Intern (2 positions available, 15 hrs/week) 

Participate in ESOL classroom activities including one-on-one work with students and implementation of lessons. Work with clients on select issues related to securing employment such as resume writing and employment applications.

ESOL and Employment Intern Description

Citizenship Program Intern (15 hrs/week)

Work with refugee and immigrant seniors preparing to become citizens through ESOL assistance, basic civic lessons, and general classrooms activities.

Citizenship Intern Description

Health and Wellness Intern (2 positions available, 20 hrs/week) – POSITION FILLED

Assisting the Health & Wellness team in daily operations including scheduling medical appointments, transporting to and assisting newly-arrived refugees at appointments, maintaining case files, and other related tasks. Requires a reliable vehicle, valid drivers license, and willingness to complete a background check.

Health & Wellness Intern Description

Access to Healthcare Intern (3 semester requirement, 20 hrs/week beginning May 2017) – POSITION FILLED

Assisting newly-arrived refugees with accessing medical care. This includes applying for transportation benefits, managing transportation volunteers, and driving individuals to and from appointments. Requires all-day availability on Tuesdays and Fridays May 2017-May 2018, a reliable vehicle, valid drivers license, and willingness to complete a background check. *Please email volunteer@cris-ohio.org for details on this particular position.





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