Housing Intern (Summer)
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 25 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 WORK: Interns will assist the Housing Specialist in providing housing related services, including household goods shopping, apartment set up, utility account set up, and providing orientation to the Charlottesville public transit system. Interns will also perform administrative tasks such as completing applications for services on behalf of clients, creating documentation for case files, and making appointments.
•Attend Volunteer/Intern Orientation
•Transport clients to various appointments (i.e. lease signing appointments)
•Orient newly arrived families to their new home and community
•Shop for and set up homes for arriving cases
•Assist with required documentation for case files and complete case notes
•Advocate for clients during delivery of needed services; represent IRC in a professional manner
•Record hours and submit completed timesheet for each month via the IRC’s online Volunteer Dashboard.