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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

405 Urban StreetSuite 400Lakewood, CO 80228

About

Case management intern: The case management team is the first point of contact for newly arrived refugees and offers support, guidance and counseling through all stages of resettlement. This position works side by side with caseworkers to provide initial services to orient refugees to life in the U.S., including-but not limited to-applying for social security cards and Colorado ID cards, and linking refugees to internal and mainstream services.

Number of intern positions available: 2

Time commitment: 15 hours per week

  • Assist with pre-arrival logistics including securing and setting up housing, purchasing groceries, housing supplies and other related tasks
  • Assist clients to get their school-age children enrolled in school and learn bus routes to and from school
  • Assist with obtaining social security cards, applying for, understanding and navigating public benefits
  • Facilitate access to additional community resources for individuals and families
  • Provide additional support for high risk families and families with heightened needs
  • Provide transportation and accompany clients to and from appointments
  • Help organize case files

General information

  • 3-4 month commitment. Hours per week varies by position
  • Hours must be completed during normal business hours (i.e. Monday-Friday between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm unless otherwise stated)
  • Enrollment in a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree program or pursuing a relevant career
  • An interest in international and refugee issues
  • Must be reliable and willing to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be flexible and willing to help other teams and departments as needed
  • A willingness to learn about the diverse ethnic backgrounds of clients and adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies
  • Ability and willingness to drive clients to and from appointments and/or help teach clients to take public transportation
  • Proficiency in other languages, particularly Arabic, Somali, Farsi, Dari or Swahili highly desirable

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Case Work / Management
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • Cross-cultural Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hours per week
  • Willingness to take clients to appointments in own vehicle

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