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Child Protection Program Intern


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Miami
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req45940

Job Title: Child Protection Program Intern

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Miami, FL USA

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the behest of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees 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 endure. 

Internship Overview: The Child Protection Program Intern will assist the Child Protection Caseworker in the provision of case management services to unaccompanied children as they adjust to their new lives in the community. The intern will have the opportunity to play a key role in providing organizational support to the caseworker in South Florida by performing various clerical and administrative duties and helping build a strong network with community providers who can provide key services to clients.   

Learning Objectives:

The intern will gain knowledge of solution-oriented, strengths-based care coordination for immigrant children and their families.  
The intern will develop problem-solving skills, client service skills, and intercultural social work skills. 
The intern will develop skills in mapping community assets and resources.  
The intern will develop skills in client empowerment and advocacy. 
The intern will develop skills in research and compiling essential data.  

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  
Map community assets and help make referrals to community partners. 
Assist the caseworkers with building and maintaining case files to ensure that all requirements for documentation are met consistently throughout the provision of Post Release Services. 
Research services, resources, and community events that would support the integration of the clients. 
Help support small projects in collaboration with the development team to increase the visibility of the Child Protection Program. 
Translate documents into Spanish. 
Other duties as assigned. 

Key Working Relationships: 
Position Reports to:  Child Protection Caseworker 

Please note this is an unpaid internship. Interns must be based in Miami.



Excellent communication and writing skills 
Required - Bilingual ability in English and Spanish  
Organized with attention to detail 
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding client information 
Able to work independently and under pressure 
An interest in international and immigrant issues 
Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects 
Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting 
Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems 
Minimum three-month commitment.  Able to commit 12-15 hours a week.


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