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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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BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and more than 20 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. 
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The new arrival casework Intern will assist case management staff in providing reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees as they adjust to their new lives in the US. (S)he will play a key role in helping refugee families access needed benefits and services within their first six months in the United States. The intern will also perform a series of clerical and administrative duties to ensure client files are kept up to date. 
RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Assist casework staff with client reception services including setting up apartments for new arrivals; assisting with application & enrollment for Social Security and state ID cards & school enrollment; teaching clients how to cash checks, use public transportation; make medical appointments, etc.  
Help clients prepare and understand forms and paperwork. 
Facilitate group orientations to ensure clients understand IRC Reception & Placement Program (training provided) 
Assist staff with sorting and filing of documents and case files. 
Ensure client success with a strong emphasis on empowerment so clients thrive in their community. 
Other related duties as assigned, including answering and directing incoming phone calls. 
Provide translation and interpretation when necessary. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  
Student will learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services 
Student will develop problem solving and client services skills 
Student will learn how to manage client cases within established deadlines 

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