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Jobs listed here are openings at the MIRA Coalition and at MIRA member organizations. If you are a MIRA member and would like to post an opening, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Citizenship Program Coordinator

Job Description: Citizenship Program Coordinator

There are approximately 300,000 Legal Permanent Residents eligible to naturalize in the state of Massachusetts. Yet only a fraction of these individuals are becoming citizens each year. With many benefits of US Citizenship, such as the right to vote, to petition for family members in another country, and evidence of increased employment and income opportunities, why are more individuals not seeking US citizenship? The program at the MIRA Coalition and the other partners in the region and nation are working to make the citizenship process more accessible to individuals throughout the state and building the power within immigrant communities throughout the country to positively affect change in the immigration system in the United States.

The role of the Citizenship Coordinator is to run the statewide citizenship campaign, carry out innovative strategies to promote civic engagement throughout the region, and represent MIRA on the national stage in relevant conferences and trainings.

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Internships at MIRA

General Description:

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), a statewide membership-based non-profit organization, advocates for the rights and opportunities of immigrants and refugees across the Commonwealth. MIRA has a membership of over 130 organizations across Massachusetts, and works with hundreds of partners and allies across the state by offering policy analysis and advocacy, training and leadership development, institutional organizing, and strategic communications.

All internships are unpaid. Where applicable, we will gladly assist in any requirements that would qualify an eligible intern for course credit.  Interns should expect to work 2 to 3 days per week (or the equivalent).

Open Intern Positions for Fall 2014:

Communications intern. Please review the description below, and submit a resume and cover letter to Franklin Soults, Communications Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Development Intern. Please review internship description below and submit a resume and cover to Elsa Gomes, Director of Development This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Citizenship Program Intern. Description below. If you're interested, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Federal Policy Director, Sarang Sekhavat, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Volunteering at MIRA

If you're interested in the Citizenship Campaign at MIRA, there are several ways to get involved!

MIRA’s Citizenship Clinics are hosted throughout the state of Massachusetts, with a larger concentration of clinics in the Greater Metro Boston Area. Clinics are typically hosted on Saturdays. At clinics, volunteers are usually needed for 6+ hours, typically from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Clinic volunteers help with registering clients, filling out U.S. Citizenship applications, and copying needed paperwork. Personalized trainings are mandatory for volunteers interested in helping directly with filling out U.S. Citizenship Applications. Brief trainings for all other volunteer stations are offered on the day of the clinic.

For more information on Citizenship Workshop Volunteering click HERE

"If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at an upcoming citizenship clinic please contact the Citizenship Team at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and please put "interested in volunteering" in the subject line."

 

You can also Volunteer at a MIRA Voter Registration!

MIRA’s Voter Registrations happen directly after naturalization ceremonies throughout the state of Massachusetts, often at Faneuil Hall or other landmarks in the Greater Boston Area. They are typically on Thursday afternoons, and volunteers are usually needed for about an hour (1:30-2:30pm).

Volunteers fill out voter registration forms for newly sworn-in citizens, empowering them with the first rite of passage to becoming an active and engaged citizen. Registering new voters is fun and easy, and all materials—clipboards, forms, and pins—are provided. Volunteers are also encouraged to help with the data entry into the electronic Voter Activation Network that follows, putting new voters into the statewide database.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at an upcoming citizenship clinic please contact Thalita Dias at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and please put "interested in volunteering" in the subject line.

   

Volunteer Sign-Up

Register to volunteer!

Volunteer to register New Americans to vote! Contact Thalita Dias at tdias@miracoalition.org.


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