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Refugee Resettlement Intern (Spanish Speaker)

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: Closed

JOB TITLE: Refugee Resettlement Intern
START DATE: June 2023 (full academic year intern highly preferred)
DURATION: 6-8 months / 15-20 hours per week.
Language Requirement: Conversational Spanish
Reports to: Resettlement Caseworker.

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 28 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The Resettlement Intern will assist case management staff in providing reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees as they adjust to their new lives in the US. (S)he will play a key role in helping refugee families access needed benefits and services within their first to six months in the United States. The intern will also perform a series of clerical and administrative duties to ensure client files are kept up to date.
Assist casework staff with reception services to clients, including scheduling and accompanying clients to appointments.
Assist clients with their applications to enroll in public benefits and show them how to navigate the New York City Public transportation system.
Assist staff with sorting and filing of documents and case files.
Contribute to clients’ ability to thrive in their community through a strong emphasis on client empowerment.
Adhere to IRC policies, particularly those related to confidentiality and client privacy.
Display sensitivity to cultural and personality differences of clients. Respect their beliefs and values.
Perform front desk duties when necessary, such as greeting visitors, answering the phones, and connecting them to appropriate staff.
Provide translation and interpretation when necessary.
Other related duties as assigned.


Student will learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services
Student will develop problem-solving and client services skills
Student will learn how to manage client cases within established deadlines

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