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      ►  Family Services and Accompaniment Internship

     Land Internship 2024

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Family Services and Accompaniment Internship

This one-year internship provides the opportunity to to live alongside immigrant families in a time of crisis, offering practical support, social connection, and mutual learning and growth.

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Connecting immigrant families with social services, legal services, and medical or mental health care; collaborating and networking with outside service providers
  • Transporting and accompanying individuals during medical, legal and other appointments
  • Equipping individuals to take on the above tasks independently, over time
  • Teaching adult ESOL classes or providing early childhood education for immigrant children
  • Incorporating immigrant families into community meals, activities, and outings
  • Contributing to work shared by all community members, including cooking, cleaning and outdoor projects
  • Engaging Jubilee’s Resident Volunteer Program as a part of each term’s volunteer cohort

The internship involves a one-year minimum commitment beginning either in early January or mid-August. Qualifications include: 

  • The ability to relate with stability and compassion to adults and children with a range of temperaments, as well as those experiencing the effects of trauma.
  • A desire to engage with the spiritual life of an ecumenical Christian community.
  • Experience with cross-cultural communication and relationships.
  • Flexibility in responding to short-notice schedule changes.
  • The ability to communicate in multiple languages is an asset, but is not required. 
  • Proficiency in basic office skills including making phone calls, online searches, and emails.

Interns are provided with housing and food as well as a small weekly living allowance. Former volunteers and interns at Jubilee have gone on to vocations in social work, immigration law, ESOL teaching, public health, refugee resettlement, and international relief.

To Apply

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. You can begin the application process by emailing us at volunteer@jubileepartners.org. When you write, please tell us a little about yourself and your interest in the Family Services and Accompaniment Internship.