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Extended Case Management Intern -Spring 2023

Baltimore

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

Background
The International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to rebuild their lives. The IRC in Baltimore was established in 1999 and currently serves over 2,500 immigrants and refugees per year.

Scope of Work
Extended case management interns will assist IRC’s extended services team with daily activities that help to welcome and contribute to the self-sufficiency of refugees, asylees and other humanitarian immigrants in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The extended services team assists clients with help needed to overcome barriers preventing them from accessing ELT, gainful employment, health care, or other community resources necessary to achieve integration. These barriers may include but are not limited to lack of childcare, limited transportation, language illiteracy, financial illiteracy, food insecurity, and unfamiliarity with U.S. work culture and customs. Interns will work directly with individual clients and families to assist with providing case management services.  

Reports To
Extended Services Supervisor or ECM Caseworker 


Learning Objectives
- Gain an understanding of the U.S. refugee resettlement process and services available to clients in Baltimore/Maryland.  
- Learn how to effectively facilitate and advocate for clients’ access to timely and culturally responsive supportive services. 
- Learn how to identify, adapt and create culturally appropriate educational and informative resources for clients.

Responsibilities
- Assist clients who are not working by connecting them to some means of support such as SNAP, SSI, and/or TANF as quickly as possible.  
- In coordination with the ECM team, conduct orientation sessions on topics relevant to ECM clients such as, navigating public benefits, using public transportation, budgeting & financial counselling, accessing community resources, etc.  
- Assist clients with health care needs such as Medicaid/Medicare applications and follow up, MCO selections and enrolment, and with accessing health care services.  
- Making appropriate referrals to enable the client to access needed services such as ESL, Mental Health Resources, - Employment, and Immigration services.   
- Assist with service documentation through case-notes and case file maintenance.  
- Other duties as assigned.

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