Trafficking Victims Assistance Program MSW Intern
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.
CONNECTION TO MISSION: IRC in Richmond's Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (TVAP) offers support to survivors of human trafficking as they rebuild their lives free from trauma and exploitation. TVAP MSW Interns work alongside the IRC Health Liaison to support and access services for survivors. Interns also assist with other duties including case file documentation, scheduling appointments, arranging transportation to appointments, and other related activities. Interns may also participate in outreach efforts aimed at providing access to services to individuals and communities vulnerable to human trafficking.
TYPE OF SERVICE: Both indirect and direct service.
TIME COMMITTMENT: Dependent on MSW program requirements.
Please note this is an unpaid internship.
- Collaborate with Health Liaison to conduct enrollment needs assessments and individualized service plans with newly referred clients.
- Assist Health Liaison with coordinating client appointments for physical, mental, healthcare, legal, and social support needs.
- Accompany clients to appointments, if needed, and assist them in completing their new patient registration.
- Advocate for clients’ language access needs.
- Assist Health Liaison in providing psycho-education support to clients through weekly check-ins.
- Help clients in accessing and navigating public benefit programs.
- Make referrals for clients to relevant community partners and services.
- Accompany Health Liaison to trainings and community discussions.