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MA Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition Jobs


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 (jgross[at]miracoalition.org)

Accounting Intern

The Accounting Intern’s primary responsibility is to provide operational support to the Financial Administrator. We are seeking an intern that has a strong interest in nonprofit accounting. Interns should be interested in this professional experience for the opportunity to gain experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, prepaids, budgeting, month-end closing and auditing.

Read more: Accounting Intern

 

ATASK Client Navigator

The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) is hiring part-time Client Navigators to help our clients get the services they need -- public benefits, housing, and help from doctors, police, and lawyers. Client Navigators need to be fluent  in Vietnamese, Korean, Thai or Bangla, and read and write English well. High school diploma or GED are NOT required. ATASK will provide the training you need to become a Client Navigator. For more information and application instructions click here.

The mission of the ATASK is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors.


   

Become a 2016 AmeriCorps NAIP Member!

The AmeriCorps New American Integration Program (NAIP) is now recruiting members for half-year positions in 2016. A partnership of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI), and English for New Bostonians (ENB), the New American Integration Program recruits committed individuals from diverse backgrounds to assist and strengthen the work of community-based organizations that serve refugees and immigrants.

Members will assist refugee and immigrant communities in learning English, applying for citizenship, job readiness services, and accessing community services that enable them to improve their quality of life. NAIP members receive intensive training to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), assist eligible Legal Permanent Residents in their applications for citizenship, and provide job readiness services.

The half-year 2016 term of service begins in March 2016 and continues through August 31, 2016. Each member will be expected to complete the required set hours at their host site through the duration of their service, or risks forfeiting the education.

Member benefits include:

  • A Living Allowance of up to $6,265.00
  • An Education Award of $2,887.00 on successful completion of service
  • Healthcare Coverage
  • Deferment of educational loan payments 

Read more: AmeriCorps New Americans Integration Program

   

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).

Intern Positions: Open on rolling basis, unless otherwise noted. Please send email inquiry for availability. 

Citizenship Program Intern.  We are no longer accepting applications for Citizenship Program Interns for the Spring, however we are accepting Summer Intern applications until Mid-April. Click here for a PDF version of the description. If interested, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Eli Pimentel, Citizenship Program Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Citizenship Legal Intern. Now accepting applications for Spring 2016. Click here for a PDF version of the description or click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below. If interested, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Sarang Sekhavat, Federal Policy Director, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Community Organizing Intern.We are no longer accepting applications for Organizing Interns for the Spring, however we are accepting Summer Intern applications until Mid-AprilClick here for a PDF version of the description or click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below. If you are interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Thalita Dias, Field Organizer, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Communications / Social Media Intern. Now accepting applications for Fall 2015. Click here for a PDF version of the description, or click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below. If you are interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Valerie Vande Panne, Communications Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Development Intern. Now accepting applications for fall 2015. Click here for a PDF version of the description, or click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below for a description of the position. If you are interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Sue Parsons, Development Associate, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Accounting Intern. Now accepting applications for Summer 2016. Click here for a PDF version of the description. If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

State Policy Intern. Click "Read more: Internships at MIRA" below for a description of the position. If you are interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to Amy Grunder, Director of Legislative Affairs, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

 

Read more: Internships at MIRA

   

Volunteering at MIRA

Interested in helping immigrants become U.S. CITIZENS?

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.

To register to volunteer at an upcoming Citizenship Workshop click HERE

Questions? Please contact the Citizenship Team at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Interested in registering new citizens to VOTE?

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.

To register to volunteer at an upcoming voter registration drive click HERE

If you have any questions 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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