Field Education Sites

Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigration Services

275 W. Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
Phone: (617) 464-8120
Fax: (617) 629-5768
Web address: www.ccab.org/refugee.html

Contact Person(s):

TBD

Organization Description:

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston's (CCAB) Refugee and Immigration Services division welcomes and resettles refugees from all corners of the globe. Their current refugee populations include persons fleeing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bhutanese who have lived in refugee camps for over 15 years with no prospect of return to native lands, and victims of the ongoing conflicts in Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. They also serve Cuban and Haitian asylum seekers. Their clients arrive with little to no familiarity with daily life in the US, often have limited or no English skills, and a majority have never been exposed to Western society and find it very difficult to navigate the complex systems in the US. RIS serves refugees for about 18 months after arrival and the majority of their refugees remain at or below the federal poverty level during the service period.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

CCAB is seeking a Field Education Student to provide entry-level research, case work, and administrative support for Refugee Resettlement. This student will support RIS case management staff in the following ways. He/she will assist with client registration for social services, visit refugee clients in the field and escort them to social services as needed, keep accurate and complete case files, and assist with other tasks as needed.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning

Supervision:

Field Education student will have weekly supervision with the supervisor.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes: Site unavailable 2012-13.

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