Health Promotion Intern
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.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.
IRC-SLC Health Programs promote physical and psychosocial wellbeing by ensuring access to healthcare services and providing culturally appropriate, strength-based, educational programming.
The Health Promotion Program focuses on preventive health education and increasing refugees’ health literacy and access to health care resources. The program provides a series of health and wellness classes as well as bus orientations to health clinics.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The intern will assist in implementing IRC-SLC’s Health Promotion Program. The Health Promotion intern will be responsible for educating newly arrived refugees about the US health care system and assisting clients in navigating the system in order to achieve the goal of self-sufficiency.
COMMITMENT: August 30th 2021 – December 17th 2021, 15-20 hours per week
• Teach Health and Wellness classes to adult refugee clients
• Enter and track data in Sales Force cloud computing system
• Schedule health classes and bus orientations
• Assist the health team in driving clients and conducting bus orientations
• Attend weekly health team meetings
• Support the IRC-SLC office with other duties as assigned
1. The intern will gain professional experience in the field of public health programming and community outreach.
2. The intern will gain a deeper understanding of systems relevant to reporting and understanding programmatic data collection and evaluation
3. The intern will learn skills and knowledge related to refugee health, barriers to accessing health care and working with populations from diverse backgrounds.