Safety and Wellness Unit Intern
San Diego (United States of America)
Job Title: Safety and Wellness Unit Fall Intern
Department: Safety and Wellness Unit
Location: San Diego
Start Date: September 2021/Onboarding August 9th-Aug 31st
Duration: August 2021-December 2021
Background/IRC Summary:The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, Our mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control over their future.
The Safety and Wellness Unit at the IRC San Diego ensures that refugees, asylees, SIV (special immigrant visa holders) with unique emergency and/or long-term needs have the support necessary to integrate into their new communities and become self-sufficient.
Job Overview/Summary: The Safety and Wellness internship consists of a combination of direct client service and project-based assignments. The primary objective of this position is to meet the needs of the Safety and Wellness Unit while simultaneously developing the intern’s skills and knowledge.
·Intern will gain experience in health navigation and promotion for community members
·Intern will gain experience in resource development
·Intern will gain experience in and understanding of administrative tasks that support social service provision
·Intern will gain experience in networking with community organizations and building inter-agency relationships
·Intern will develop understanding of the basic day-to-day work of intensive case management
Major Responsibilities: Possible assignments as follows. Specific assignments dependent on current department needs.
·Advocacy support/case management for asylum seekers, survivors of domestic violence and other crimes targeted for referrals to health, housing and legal support
·Wellness and Health Navigation
·Resource development and mapping
·Support group facilitation and coordination
Key Internal Relationships:
·Position Reports to:Social Work Internship Coordinator
·Indirect Reporting: Wellness and Gender Equity Supervisor