Bridge Team Clinic Intern

As the Lisbon Project’s Bridge Team Clinic Intern, you will be primarily responsible for hosting and leading the Bridge Team Clinic: participating in weekly 1:1 meetings with the Lisbon Project’s community members in which you provide support in matters concerning Portuguese public administration. You will work closely together with the Bridge Team Coordinator who is responsible for the coordination between the Bridge Team Clinic Interns and the community members requesting assistance and support. Further, there will be a possibility to engage in the Legal Aid Program’s other activities to increase the programs capacity to help more community members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attending and hosting 1:1 Bridge Team Clinics;
  • Attending in-house or external follow-up appointments with community members, for example accompanying them to appointments with public institutions or others;
  • Send reminders to community members about the Bridge Team Clinic;
  • Send details of the beneficiaries to the lawyers before the meeting;
  • Welcome community members at the Lisbon Project’s Office and set up any video calls (if relevant);
  • Write up notes during appointments so this information can be transferred to the Program’s monitoring sheets;
  • Fill out necessary monitoring sheets.

Requirements:

  • Fluent in Portuguese and English;
  • Writing skills in both languages;
  • Ideally enrolled in a university program related to social work or the like (either Master’s or bachelor’s);
  • Knowledge of working in an administrative and/or legal setting and ideally of Portuguese administration is a benefit;
  • Knowledge of foreseeing beneficiaries’ needs is a benefit;
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities with a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants and refugees, providing them with crucial support to further their integration into Portuguese.

Benefits:

  • Networking opportunities – getting connected to philanthropists, top-level executives and people of all backgrounds 
  • Contribution to social impact – self-fulfillment and personal growth in pursuing a valuable cause 
  • Knowledge growth – learning about immigration related processes, contexts and realities as well as other NGO related topics in Portugal 
  • Multi-tasking – having the flexibility to work with different departments and teams, growing in the knowledge and experience of each as well as developing diverse skills to meet the needs presented 
  • Free tea and coffee (like all day long)! 
  • Participation in a diverse and unique environment 

Time Commitment: 15/20 hours a week (being present at the Lisbon Project office for clinic appointments). Ideally, a minimum time commitment of 6 months.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Volunteer reports to: Legal Aid Program Manager and Bridge Team Coordinator

We can’t do it without you! Thank you for being a part of our team.