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Housing Assistant Intern

Salt Lake City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Requisition ID: req50902

Job Title: Housing Assistant Intern

Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee is the leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance.This commitment is reflected in well-planned resettlement assistance, global emergency relief, rehabilitation, and advocacy for refugees. Founded in 1933, the IRC is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by conflict and oppression. The resettlement office in Salt Lake City provides services to newly arrived refugees.


The resettlement program includes providing core services to new arrivals, and helping clients work towards self-sufficiency during their first two years in the U.S. in the areas of health, employment, finances, DWS, education, housing, family, and community. Housing interns work closely with the resettlement supervisors and caseworkers throughout their internship, assisting and learning about all aspects of the resettlement program, with an emphasis on securing welcoming homes for newly arriving clients.

Arriving to a fully furnished and safe home is one of the most important parts of a newly arrived client’s journey. As a housing intern you will play a large role in making that possible.


•New arrival services: lease signing, setting up utilities, home safety & cleaning orientation, etc.

•Assist with new arrivals supplies purchases/inventory and organization, transportation to appointments, home visits

•Assist with home set up and furniture delivery

•Housing searches and applications

•Referral and connection to community services

•Data entry

•Participation in case staffing and staff meetings

•Be able to lift heavy items and stand for a long period of time throughout the day



•Background in social work OR other related fields

•Experience working with refugees/diverse populations

              Motivated, flexible and ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage time effectively

•Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

•Demonstrated ability to communicate and work as a team member in a cross-culturalenvironment

•IRC orientation and background check required

•Must have vehicle and insurance. This position will require driving throughout the week

•IRC has a mileage policy to compensate for mileage driven


Length of Service: 12+ weeks

•This position is in person

•Compensation: This is an unpaid internship

•Hours: 20-40 hours a week, in 4+ hour blocks

•Program Manager: Rob Klain

•Starting date: May 13th, 2024

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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