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Social Services Intern - Spring 2020
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KIND (Internships) | Roseland, NJ
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Fall/Spring Internship (Social Services Intern)

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Newark Office

About KIND: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every childs rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has provided nearly 18,000 children with high quality representation in their immigration proceedings by training more than 41,000 attorneys and legal staff and cultivating partnerships with over 600 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KINDs social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children who have often endured trauma receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

About the position: KIND's Newark field office is looking for a Social Services intern to assist the Social Services Coordinator in identifying and connecting with resources in the New Jersey area to support KIND clients. The position will be unpaid, but we are happy to assist you with externship credit, work-study, or securing funding from external sources. We have an intern laptop to use while working with us.


Interested applicants must be:

* Currently enrolled in an accredited College or University

* Fluent in Spanish & English

* Strong communication skills

* Experience working with immigrant families and children preferred

* Experience working with children and survivors of trauma preferred

* Passionate about issues affecting unaccompanied immigrant children

* Ability to commit to twelve weeks of interning preferred; minimum commitment of ten weeks required.

Duties: Social Services interns will assist us in the following:

* Researching Social Services Resources: Outreach to agencies to inquire about services and referral processes.

* Updating and Creating Databases and Resource Lists: Inputting information into databases and creating resource lists for different communities in New Jersey.

* Event Planning/Organizing: Making calls, sending invitations, and reaching out to agencies for participation or donations.

* Client Support: Working directly with KIND clients to provide social services referrals.

To Apply:

Applications, including a cover letter, resume, and three references, should be submitted online at: