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Healthcare Benefits Intern (unpaid)

New York NY

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York NY
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req49811

Job Title: Healthcare Benefits Intern (unpaid)

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: New York, NY RAI USA

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Job Description

Internship Hours/Week: 20 hours per week, minimum
Supervision Meeting Schedule: Weekly


  •  Assist with client check-ins over the phone or through video calls (as preferred by the
  • In collaboration with Preferred Communities (PC) Casework Team, develop
    individualized plans with detailed action steps based on client needs; supporting
    clients with action steps such as exploring employment opportunities, assisting with
    referrals for additional support services, etc.
  • Provide direct client-centered casework activities such as contacting clients and
    external agencies to book and arrange public services and health care appointments;
    accompanying clients to appointments as needed for support
  • In collaboration with PC Team and Healthcare Benefits Navigators, develop Access
    HRA and NYC Housing Connect and other benefits navigation workshop materials;
    delivery of workshops to clients as needed
  • Support casework administrative tasks such as enrolling clients into database
    systems, uploading client documents, completing intake assessments and client
    agreement forms, accompanying clients to their appointments.
  • In coordination with Healthcare Benefit Navigators, support screening and enrollment
    activities for benefit programs such as Medicaid, NYC Care, SNAP, WIC, FairFares, etc.
  • Keep thorough and accurate case file documentation in IRC’s database
  • Keep all digital files up to date and create new digital client files as needed
  • Communicate client concerns and potential challenges to PC Casework Team Members/Healthcare Benefits Navigators


  • Gain experience with the U.S refugee resettlement process and services available to
    clients specifically in/ around New York City.
  • Gain experience in identifying clients' needs to appropriately coordinate medical care
    and connect them to necessary supportive services within the community.
  • Gain experience with conducting wellness assessments 6 months and 12 months after
    ICM enrollment and keeping thorough and accurate case file documentation of all
    direct services provided to clients.
  • Develop skills in creation and delivery of workshops addressing client housing,
    employment and resource benefits navigation

Fluent in English, Spanish required, French/Wolof, Haitian Creole, Russian, Ukrainian.

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