Anti-Trafficking/Intensive Case Management Intern - Summer 2021
Silver Spring (United States of America)
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 26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 26 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Anti-Trafficking/Intensive Case Management Intern will work in close coordination with the case management teams to serve victims of human trafficking, refugee clients and other vulnerable clients who are struggling to navigate various systems to access resources and services.
- Determine client needs and priorities and work with each client to create a service plan.
- Provide on-going case management through assessment of immediate and long-term health needs.
- Guide clients to various appointments including but not limited to appointments with lawyers, law enforcement, health care and public benefit providers.
Engage in community mapping to identify and refer clients to external resources. Engage in community outreach activities to identify potential clients and increase IRC visibility.
- Assist in maintaining quality control of files.
- Other tasks as assigned.
- Intern will gain case management experience by interacting with and assisting vulnerable clients.
- Intern will acquire detailed knowledge of the US healthcare system.
- Intern will learn reporting requirements for resettlement agencies and how to capture data to improve services.
- Intern will learn or improve intercultural communication skills.