Family Nutrition Access 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 27 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 INTERN WORK: This position supports our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program by helping parents access healthy foods through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) government benefit program. The process of applying and using WIC benefits is difficult, even for English speakers. The MCH program has enlisted volunteers to help clients learn how to travel to their WIC clinic and use benefits at the grocery store. The Family Nutrition Access Intern will be responsible for scheduling WIC appointments, overseeing volunteers, and improving the functioning of this program.
The IRC SLC office is partially reopened. Intern should be available to work one day per week in the office as well as remotely. Must be able to work independently and be flexible to a changing work environment.
COMMITMENT: August 30th 2021 – December 17th 2021, 10-15 hours per week
• Schedule WIC appointments and volunteers; Confirm appointments and interpretation
• If available, liaise with volunteers to troubleshoot during appointments
•Track completion of WIC appointments and grocery orientations
• Communicate progress and challenges with supervisor
• Help create, present, distribute, and evaluate educational material
• Additional tasks to assist with MCH Program as needed
• Office duties: Transport a client to a health appointment weekly; Complete Office Support shift monthly
• Create monthly communications to keep volunteers up to date and engaged
• Document lessons learned
• Recruit and train new volunteers
1. The intern will expand experience communicating, educating, and working with diverse populations.
2. The intern will gain management skills, supervising and training WIC volunteers.
3. The intern will improve professional skills, working as a team member in a cross-cultural environment.