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Anti-Trafficking Intern - Spring 2020

silver spring, md usa

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: silver spring, md usa
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
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Requisition ID: req6831

Job Title: Anti-Trafficking Intern - Spring 2020

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Location: Silver Spring, MD USA

Job Description

BACKGROUND:Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading non-sectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The Suburban Washington Refugee Center, where the IRC’s Silver Spring resettlement office is located, has resettled more than 10,000 new refugee arrivals, providing them a fresh start and opportunities to use their greatest resources—their motivation, their skills and their experiences—to become independent and self-sufficient new Americans.Currently, the IRC Silver Spring resettles and/or provides assistance to over 500 refugees and asylees each year.

SCOPE OF WORK:The Anti-Trafficking program provides trauma-informed and client-centered services to assist victims of trafficking. Services include meeting clients’ basic needs, ensuring clients’ safety and access to temporary and long term shelter as needed. Also, the program refers clients to pro bono legal services, mental health specialists and economic empowerment activities as needed.


  • Assess clients’ needs and priorities and work with each client to create a service plan
  • Assist the Anti-Trafficking Program Coordinator in managing clients’ cases and maintaining case files
  • Guide clients to various appointments including but not limited to: appointment with lawyers, law enforcement and medical appointments.
  • Engage in community mapping to identify and refer client to resources
  • Advocate in the field for clients’ access to public services
  • Engage in outreach activities to identify potential clients and increase visibility of the program in the community


  • Intern will gain US field-office experience by interacting with and assisting victims of trafficking
  • Intern will acquire detailed knowledge of IRC programs and public benefits available for refugees and asylees during their resettlement period
  • Intern will learn reporting requirements for resettlement agencies and how to capture data to improve services
  • Intern will gain exposure to case work in the resettlement field


  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or less than 12 months out of school.*
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Organized with attention to detail.
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • An interest in international and refugee issues.
  • Interest in or experience working in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Possess access to a vehicle, valid US driver’s license, and active insurance policy.
  • Willingness to use public transportation with clients in order to orient clients to buses, etc.
  • Minimum 15-35 hour per week commitment for a period of 3 months.

Click Apply Now at the top of this page. Please attach a resume and cover letter to your application. Please also include your availability to intern in your cover letter. This position is filled on a rolling basis. 

We currently offer internships during the following semesters: 
Spring: January – May
Summer: May – August
Fall: September – December

Internships are typically posted 2-3 months prior to the anticipated start date. 

This internship is for spring 2020 and requires a minimum commitment of 3 months for at least 15 hours per week. 

Note: This is an unpaid internship; school credit may be received depending on your program and institution. 

*Candidates applying not currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or not within 12 months of graduation will be processed as volunteers.

To protect our clients, the IRC requires all selected applicants to complete background checks. We ask that you make a $30 donation to help us cover the associated costs. Currently, 92% of our funding goes directly to programming to support our clients, and your help to cover this cost will ensure that no funding is directed away from serving our clients. Instructions will be provided after you have been selected to intern or volunteer.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.



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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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