NEW Refugee Resettlement Internship -Summer VA


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

901 S. Highland StreetArlington, VA 22204

About

Job Summary - The Intern will assist case managers in all resettlement activities, systems navigation, and access to benefits for recently- arrived refugees in Virginia.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to volunteer@ecdcus.org

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and accompany clients to various appointments including but not limited to: employment, medical appointments, school enrollments, immunization appointments, ESL class enrollments
  • Assist setting up apartments for newly arriving refugees
  • Provide assistance to case managers in meeting clients at airport when they first arrive and transport them to their new home
  • Assist with conducting transportation, culture, and/or employment orientations
  • Perform orientations on safety, health and hygiene
  • Assist clients to get services from local social service offices and public assistance
  • Assist R&P case manager with maintenance of case files
  • Show clients how to use public transportation
  • Assist with other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree or perusing an undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, social work, law/justice, human rights, language or related field required
  • Previous experience working in multicultural contexts is desirable
  • An interest in international and refugee issue
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and process unexpected tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
  • Effective communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency in one or more language other than English is preferable
  • Having personal car or access to a car is HIGHLY DESIRABLE

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the timelines and processes refugees go through.
  • Increased intercultural communication competency
  • Exposure to basic non-profit operations and environment
  • Knowledge of marginalized populations - challenges and opportunities
  • Experience working with limited English proficiency populations
  • Knowledge of refugee benefits systems
  • Ability to navigate of social service systems
  • Basic ability to keep case notes and maintain case files to State Department standards.

Time Requirements:

At least 2 full days a week

To Apply:

Please submit a (1) cover letter and (2) resume to volunteer@ecdcus.org.

Applications are considered on a first come, first served rolling basis.

Skills

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Case Work / Management

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • minimum 2 days per week, up to 5 days

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