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Post-Release Intern

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El Refugio Ministry | Lumpkin, GA
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El Refugio Ministry


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May 25, 2020
July 31, 2020
March 15, 2020
$10.00 per hour - Non-Exempt
Full time: Mon-Thurs: 3pm-10pm or Tues-Fri: 8am-3pm; Part time: Mon-Tues: 3-10pm or Weds-Thurs: 3-10pm. Dates: flexible (minimum 4 weeks)

Introduction

El Refugio is offering a unique opportunity to serve people who are released from Stewart Detention Center. With 10 years of experience serving those affected by the US immigration policies, El Refugio has been a constant presence in Lumpkin. We provide free lodging and meals for families who visit their loved ones at Stewart, visit individuals who don't have families and friends in the Southeast to visit them, send books, and connect people with resources. The unnecessary detention of individuals is cruel and inhumane, and we are helping to work toward liberation. With our Post-Release Program, El Refugio will help to reunite immigrant families while being present for them as they journey back to their families, their homes, and their communities in the United States. It is our privilege to be there for   them during this transition from detention to freedom.

Internship Summary

El Refugio’s intern, under the supervision of our Post-Release Coordinator, will be responsible for assisting individuals released from Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, as they make the transition from detention to joining their families or sponsors. Among other responsibilities, the intern will provide support as they make travel arrangements, facilitate communication with loved ones and support organizations, providetransportation if needed, offer short-term accommodations (1- 2 nights), and distribute clothing and toiletries.


We seek a volunteer with a passion to serve immigrant families in crisis. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Guest orientation: conduct intakes, help guests call loved ones to buy travel tickets, help guests choose new clothes, show guests to rooms
  • Guest travel: monitor phones for travel confirmations, pack travel bags, assist with preparing guests for travel
  • Guest needs: assist guests as needed
  • Admin tasks: scan paperwork, help coordinate volunteers
  • House running tasks: serve meals, cleaning/laundry, sort donations 
  • Off shift” (optional): observe immigration court at Stewart, visit people detained at Stewart


Qualifications:

  • Social-justice minded and interested in immigration issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with people, especially immigrants and asylum-seekers, and family members who may be in crisis 
  • Ability to maintain personal and professional boundaries 
  • Excellent computer and Internet research skills 
  • Proficient in Spanish and/or other languages strongly preferred
  • Flexible with a “can-do” attitude. Our work can be unpredictable
  • Knowledgeable of and sensitive to cultural differences
  • A welcoming presence with a trauma-informed approach.
  • Willing to stay overnight at our hospitality house in Lumpkin, GA
  • Aged at least 18 years old and able to pass a background check


Special requirements 

The Post-Release Intern is required to work and live in Lumpkin on weekdays (Monday - Friday) but if an applicant has a primary residence in the surrounding area they could sleep at home on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On weekends, the house operates as a hospitality house for families and friends visiting loved ones at Stewart r and is staffed by volunteer house coordinators through Sunday afternoon.

Introduction

El Refugio is offering a unique opportunity to serve people who are released from Stewart Detention Center. With 10 years of experience serving those affected by the US immigration policies, El Refugio has been a constant…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Paid

Benefits

Other benefits:

  • Room and board (Our house was recently refurbished and is very comfortable. Interns share a bedroom and bathroom with other interns, staff, and volunteers.)
  • A caring and safe work environment, with supervision from our post-release coordinator and emphasis on self-care and work-life balance
  • References and letters of recommendation upon completion of the internship


El Refugio is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Candidates who have been directly affected by immigration detention or the mass incarceration system are encouraged to apply. The selected applicant’s employment will be contingent on the results of a background check. 

Other benefits:

  • Room and board (Our house was recently refurbished and is very comfortable. Interns share a bedroom and bathroom with other interns, staff, and volunteers.)
  • A caring…

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out this Google Form and we will be in touch. Thank you for your interest!


El Refugio's Mission: A ministry of hospitality and visitation serving immigrants detained at the Stewart Detention Center, their families, and friends.

Purpose: El Refugio hospitality house, one mile from Stewart Detention Center (SDC), offers welcome, support, love, and respect to families and friends of those in detention. We provide lodging, meals, affirmation, and companionship to all of our guests. We visit immigrants and asylum-seekers who have no one else to visit them. We also educate people about immigration detention and encourage them to advocate for a more just and humane immigration system.

To apply, please fill out this Google Form and we will be in touch. Thank you for your interest!


El Refugio's Mission: A ministry of hospitality and visitation serving immigrants…

Location

210 Main Street, Lumpkin, GA 31815

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