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Refugee Resettlement Intern (Remote)

Elizabeth (Australia)

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

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TIME COMMITMENT: 
At least 15-20 hours per week, for period of 3- 6 months
Internship terms run: Jan - May, May - Aug, Aug - Dec and Sept - May. 
** Please note that is an unpaid internship with all work done remotely. **

OPPORTUNITY:
Gain experience working at a leading, global humanitarian organization; participate in virtual team meetings & regular supervisor check-ins; partake in team building, leadership training & networking opportunities; practice your language skills & make lasting impacts on the lives of IRC clients.

PREFERRED LANGAUGES (but not required):
French, Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Tamil, Haitian Creole or Kiswahili

SCOPE OF WORK:


Assist casework staff with coordination of housing assistance for new arrivals; assisting clients with applications for Social Security & state ID cards & school enrollment
Help clients prepare and understand forms and paperwork
Facilitate group orientations to ensure clients have a good understanding of the Reception and Placement (R&P) program – (IRC will provide training)
Provide translation and interpretation when necessary
Other related duties as assigned, including answering & directing incoming phone calls, management tracking documents & case files.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Develop problem-solving and client services skills
Learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services
Learn how to manage client cases within established deadlines
Build and practice community outreach and presentation skills with culturally diverse groups

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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.
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