Survivor Advocacy Services Intern
- Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
- Location: San Diego
- Grade: Internship - Internship
- Legal - Broad
- Political Affairs
- Communication and Public Information
- Closing Date:
TITLE: Survivor Advocacy Services Intern (2-3 interns)
LOCATION: City Heights and El Cajon offices as needed
START DATE: May 2023
DURATION: 4 months (May 2023 – September 2023); 20-30 hours per week.
Important Note: This is an unpaid internship.
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.
SCOPE OF SURVIVOR ADVOCACY SERVICES INTERN WORK: In this internship, students will have the opportunity to contribute to the launch of the IRC’s Human Trafficking case management program through community engagement and outreach as well as by supporting case management.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Based on intern skills and experience, responsibilities may include a combination of program support, administrative/data support, and direct service:
· Update a comprehensive community service map.
· Adapt service provider protocols for referrals.
· Conduct outreach, including development of materials and presentations.
· Network and develop community partnerships and collaborations with other service providers and law enforcement.
· Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of Human Trafficking case management, where they are asked to conduct screening, intake & follow up calls.
· Support clients with learning how to use the public transportation system.
· Support clients and accompany them to apply for public benefits or/and other appointments.
· Interns will gain exposure to case management for survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and other serious crimes
· Interns will learn about services available for survivors of crime
· Interns will expand their experience providing culturally humble services
· Interns will have access to human trafficking and domestic violence training
· Interns will participate in weekly Safety & Wellness intern group supervision to enhance collaborative learning