Working with local and national partners, MIRA makes the citizenship process more accessible to immigrants across the Commonwealth through our citizenship clinics. We help green card holders eligible for citizenship to fill out their applications in group sessions in Boston and throughout the state. These free clinics provide immigrants the legal guidance, referrals and materials needed to successfully complete their application, pass the citizenship exam and become fully integrated members of the United States.
Interns are asked to commit to work 15 hours per week through the term.
- Assist with logistics in preparing for citizenship clinics, including in-office material preparation and over-the-phone client screening and registration calls;
- Help to plan and execute the statewide citizenship campaign, including working with local community-based organizations and legal service providers;
- Assist with Friday or Saturday clinics in Boston and across the state;
- Conduct outreach and follow-up, including answering applicant questions;
- Assist with outreach to potential volunteers; and
- Perform other duties as requested.
Applicants must feel comfortable working with diverse populations and conducting outreach. Bilingual candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit where applicable.
To apply, send a résumé and cover letter to Emily Reiniger, the citizenship program manager, at email@example.com. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please write “Citizenship Internship” in the subject line of your email.