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Summer Internship - Refugee Resettlement Casework

Denver | Aurora

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Denver | Aurora
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req49823

Job Title: Summer Internship - Refugee Resettlement Casework

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Denver, CO USA

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

Internship Overview:  The Refugee Resettlement Casework Intern position is an opportunity for individuals to learn about
and support the caseworkers in providing services to newly arrived refugees . Interns are encouraged
to assist clients in the field while also shadowing caseworkers and learning about the documentation of
all services provided. Reception and Placement Casework Interns will assist caseworkers in planning
for and delivering direct client services, especially within the clients' first three months of resettlement.

Time Commitment: 10-12 hours per week

Location: IRC in Denver office, 1873 S. Bellaire St, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80222 and in various locations
around metro Denver and Aurora.

• Work with the casework team in program development, monitoring and evaluation, resource and community
partnership development
• Provide logistical and coordination support as well as direct client assistance for pre- and post-arrival
• Communicate with clients by phone and in-person using interpretation services
• Coordinate and manage volunteers who will be providing program support
• Develop resources and instruction materials for clients and for volunteers assisting clients with services
• Transport clients to appointments and assist them in navigating community resources
• Administrative assistance - casenoting activities with clients, case filing, and supporting the team to complete
various admin tasks
• Shadow caseworkers and attend casework coordination meetings, all-staff meetings, trainings, and intake

Learning Objectives:
The Refugee Resettlement Casework Intern will gain much knowledge about the process of resettling newly
arrived refugees and will gain experience in completing the logistical tasks. Interns will be given the opportunity to
interact with clients directly and find creative ways to communicate while encouraging the clients to be self-
sufficient. Interns will also learn about documentation that is required by the government and they will become
familiar with working with government entities such as the Social Security Administration and US Citizenship &

To Apply: Submit an online application here: and upload a
resume and cover letter addressing how your experience and skills meet the requirements of this internship.


Required Skills & Competencies:

• Ability to perform duties independently
• Safe driving record and ability to transport clients in a reliable personal vehicle
• Excellent communication skills
• Cross cultural and leadership experience
• Flexibility in a fast-paced environment where priorities and tasks can change rapidly
• Ability to maintain and respect client’s confidentiality


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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.