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African Refugee Relocation Internship

Internship

Internship posted by: African Refugee Development Center

Posted on: February 18, 2014

Internship description

The AAA team
Objective of the AAA Project: To ensure that asylum seekers in the State of Israel have greater opportunity to realise their human right to seek and enjoy asylum from persecution through promoting a fair and just asylum application process.
Main activities of the AAA project: establishing proof of nationality for non-detained and detained asylum seekers eligible for group protection; renewing work visas; assisting individuals apply for refugee status; filing appeals and legal proceedings; providing psychological assistance; advising on deportation and voluntary resettlement; broadly distributing information to refugee community; monitoring development of asylum regime; instituting strategic litigation to promote community-wide policy change; publishing reports on findings and recommendations; disseminating information; advocating before UN; strengthening ties and cooperation with authorities.

The Relocation Resources Project
The objective of the Relocation Resource Project (RRP) at the ARDC is twofold. Firstly, the project seeks to inform and educate asylum seekers and refugees in Israel of their options for relocation to a third country. Secondly, the RRP provides advice and assistance to those who are eligible to apply for relocation through various programs such as private sponsorships, family reunification visas, etc.

The Relocation intern works in the Relocation Resources Project team based in Tel Aviv. The objective of the Relocation Resource Project (RRP) at the ARDC is twofold. Firstly, the project seeks to inform and educate asylum seekers and refugees in Israel of their options for relocation to a third country. Secondly, the RRP provides advice and assistance to those who are eligible to apply for relocation through various programs such as private sponsorships, family reunification visas, etc.

Interns participating in this project will assist clients in navigating various complex processes of relocation to a third country. Interns learn to work with the United Nations Refugee Convention and migration law (mainly Europe, USA, Canada and Australia).
Tasks include: providing information, offering advice, conducting interviews, assisting with applications to various programs and visas, and establishing and maintaining communication with the clients, sponsors, immigration officials, embassies, the UN, Israeli government officials and others.
The position requires the intern to keep abreast of the legal context for asylum seekers and conditions in countries of origin, as well as current immigration policies in countries of potential relocation. It also requires evaluation, data collection and general oversight of active applications. Interns are expected to be willing to help out with all aspects of the project's work.

Main Responsibilities
• Interview and inform clients
• Complete applications based on interviews
• Research up-to-date country information
• Update databases and manage information gathering
• Refer clients to other organizations
• Participate in advocacy and data collection for the AAA team
• Participate the general team meetings and organization

Qualifications
• Applicant must be fluent in spoken and written English; other language experience is helpful. Hebrew an advantage
• Able to work independently and within a multicultural team setting
• Reliable, able to work independently, creative, flexible, positive
• B.A. level in Humanities, law, social sciences, communications, international law or any other relevant field, Master's preferable
• Previous experience in human rights helpful

6 months, 35 hours per week: 11:00-18:00 Sunday-Thursday

Start Date: 01 June 2014

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Please note all ARDC internship positions are UNPAID. We do not provide accommodation, travel or health insurance

How to apply

Please fill in the application form and send with your CV.