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Resettlement Housing Intern (Unpaid)


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req49557

Job Title: Resettlement Housing Intern (Unpaid)

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: Elizabeth, NJ USA

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Job Description

TITLE: Resettlement Housing Intern
LOCATION: Elizabeth, NJ
START DATE: Summer 2024
DURATION: At least 3-4 months, candidates that can do a full academic year preferred / 15-24 hours per week

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 28 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The Resettlement Housing Intern will work directly with newly arrived refugees to assess their housing needs, orient them to US housing practices, and provide individualized follow up support as clients work towards self-sufficient housing management. They will help with apartment showings and set ups to make sure housing is ready upon or shortly after arrival for New Jersey's newest refugees.


  • Meet with newly arrived refugee clients to discuss their housing needs and priorities and explain IRC housing services
  • Help clients review and sign apartment leases.
  • Help setup utilities for clients and provide client education on bill pay
  • Travel to site visits and meetings at apartment complexes
  • Help with apartment set ups and ensure each home has required items
  • Provide housing orientation for newly arrived refugee clients ensuring they know how to use appliances, make maintenance requests, etc.
  • Assist in research and development of client facing housing education materials
  • Provide follow up housing support to clients, facilitating communication and education about housing as needed


  • Student will learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services
  • Student will develop problem solving and client services skills
  • Student will learn how to manage client cases within established deadlines



Required skills:

  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Some experience with renting, moving, paying bills, operating household appliances
  • Some heavy lifting during housing set-ups required
  • Willingness to transport clients, reliable vehicle, driver’s license, and insurance

Preferred skills:

  • Interpersonal communication, advocacy, public speaking, Microsoft Suite experience

IRC leading the way From Harm to Home.

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