Wichita (United States of America)
Internship Overview: The Housing Intern secures and coordinates the furnishing of safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for newly arriving refugees and provides related logistical support.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Identify and secure safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for newly arriving refugees in compliance with established program requirements.
Conduct ongoing outreach to current and potential landlords and property managers, building strong working relationships with the goal of increasing access to housing for refugee families and to coordinate client home repair requests as needed. Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations to support a positive resettlement experience.
Coordinate logistics of housing set-ups including ordering furniture and supplies and arranging delivery, arranging utility hook-ups, facilitating lease signings and renewals, arranging payments, and conducting home safety inspections.
Deliver orientations to clients; may support other pre- and post-arrival activities such as airport pick-ups.
Satisfy recordkeeping requirements.
Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.
Other duties as assigned.
In-depth training will be provided for interns regarding programming and the various needs of clients accessing services. A high-level of confidentiality is required when working with IRC clients.