Tallahassee (United States of America)
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees, and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 29 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient.
The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
The Reception and Placement (“R&P”) Program offers support and guidance to newly-arrived refugees through the initial stages of resettlement. Refugee Resettlement Casework Interns work alongside IRC caseworkers to orient newcomers to life in the U.S. and connect families with essential services in the community. In addition to providing direct services, Interns also assist with administrative duties, including case file documentation, scheduling appointments, arranging transportation to appointments, and other related activities. This internship is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in a multi-cultural, social service setting.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist client with appointments with service providers (Social Security Administration, Health Department, ESOL Classes, Bus Orientations, WIC, etc.)
Schedule appointments on behalf of clients
Assist clients to complete and submit applications
Manage client case files and documentation
General administrative support to the department and assist caseworkers with other tasks as assigned