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Housing and Casework Intern - Spring 2023

Silver Spring

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Silver Spring
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date:

BACKGROUND 

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. 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.

 

SCOPE OF WORK 

The Housing team prepares for the arrival of new refugees by assuring safe, sanitary, and furnished housing is secured for each client. The Casework team provides services post-arrival to orient refugees and asylees to their life in the US by linking each client to both internal and public services available to them. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Maintain physical and electronic client case files.
  • Furnish new homes for refugee clients.
  • Transport, track and value donations.
  •  Assist clients with various appointments and applications in the field and at the office.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  •  Intern will gain experience managing physical and electronic filing systems.
  • Intern will learn how housing is secured and prepared for newly arriving refugees.
  • Intern will acquire knowledge of programs and public benefits available for refugees and asylees during their resettlement period.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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