Need knows no boundaries of ethnicity, age, faith or gender. Neither do we.
Need knows no boundaries of ethnicity, age, faith or gender. Neither do we.

Getting Involved

Share the Journey

On September 27. 2017, Pope Francis launched Caritas' International Campaign, Share the Journey, to support our brothers and sisters in Christ who have been forced to flee their homes seeking safe refuge for their families. You can join with our Holy Father, the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, and Caritas Internationalis and "Share the Journey.

For more information on how you can get involved, visit the sites below:

www.sharejourney.org

www.justiceforimmigrants.org

Looking to Volunteer?

The Immigration Services Program is always looking for ways to make our newly arrived neighbors feel welcome and to help bring our established neighbors closer together. Volunteer opportunities exist for interpreters (Spanish, Swahili and Kinyarwanda speakers are especially needed), individuals willing to help with Naturalization classes or ESL classes, attending appointments with clients and many others. If you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, please contact our office at 901-722-4730. 

Internship with ISP

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is developing a growing immigration services program to meet the legal needs of low-income immigrants and refugees. Our program provides individual client services and also does outreach within the community to inform immigrants within Memphis of their rights and immigration options. CCWTN’s office is located in mid-town Memphis.

 In general, an internship may include:

  • Interview immigration clients telephonically and in-person to collect factual information related to their cases;
  • Input case-related information into client database and prepare case summaries and legal immigration documents and materials;
  • Conduct follow-up interviews with clients throughout the case preparation process;
  • Assist CCWTN staff in preparing for interviews before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Tasks will evolve depending on the needs of the CCWTN staff and clients.

 Qualifications:

We are looking for interns who demonstrate an interest in immigration law and advocacy. Interns must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A willingness to learn and participate in program events is also desired. Individuals with Spanish proficiency are preferred but no language skill is required.

This internship is unpaid and interns must provide their own transportation to and from the office. Public transit is limited but parking is free. Intern must be able to work part-time or 10-20 hours a week. We accept interns on a rolling basis. 

To apply:
Please email a resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample (3-5 pages) and contact information to Christine Butson.

Send applications and questions to:

Christine Butson

Program Director

Immigration Services
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee
1325 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
E-mail: Chris.butson [at] acc.cdom [dot] org
Phone: 901-722-4730

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