Refugee Case Management Intern


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Jan 09, 2017 - Fri Jun 09, 2017

Where

4753 N. BroadwaySuite 401Chicago, IL 60640


About

The Case Management Intern is responsible for assisting with all aspects of a case worker’s job, including picking clients up at the airport, taking clients to various appointments, helping them with basic adjustment issues, and all related paperwork and administrative tasks.

Because this position requires a great deal of client interaction, interns are expected to be well organized, patient and culturally sensitive. A Social Work background is preferred but not required. Free training for teaching English to non-native speakers is available.

To apply for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter naming the internship(s) you’re interested in, your available dates, and preferred schedule to jdouglas@refugeeone.org. Internships at RefugeeOne are unpaid, but students may obtain college credit. We ask that interns commit to a minimum of 8 hours and up to 35 hours per week. Internship times are flexible during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Start and end dates are also flexible.

RefugeeOne, located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, has a national reputation for its success in assisting refugees fleeing war and persecution as they build new lives.

With the help of 450 volunteers, RefugeeOne walks alongside refugees as they take their first steps on the road to self-reliance: we greet new arrivals at O’Hare Airport, furnish their first apartments, help them learn English, and connect them to their first jobs. However, we recognize that job skills aren’t the only component to success in the United States, which is why we provide mental health care, after-school programming, and community-building services as well. Our ultimate goal is to help refugee families become self-reliant in as little as 6-12 months.

Skills

  • Case Work / Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • English
  • People Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 to 35 hours per week
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