The Housing & Logistics Intern will support the Housing Coordinator in researching viable housing options for our new arrivals. They will be making housing inquiries, following up with housing applications, gathering household supplies, and going out to do housing set-ups. The Housing and Logistics Intern will also be working on researching affordable housing options and assisting our clients in applying.
Number of intern positions available: 2
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (3 month minimum; 6 months preferred)
Help find homes for new families
Cultivate relationships with new landlords/property managers
Travel to site visits and meetings at apartment complexes
Help with apartment set ups and ensure each home has required items
Provide a housing orientation for newly arrived refugee clients and ensure they know how to make rent payments and maintenance requests
Advocate for refugees in the affordable housing discussion
Some heavy lifting and driving a moving truck during housing set-ups required
Interpersonal communication, advocacy, public speaking, Microsoft Suite experience
The Housing and Logistics Intern will gain experience navigating the housing market in Denver for the refugee population. They will acquire detailed knowledge about the reception and placement period for newly arrived refugees, funds allocated to refugees, and public benefits available for refugees and asylees. They will gain experience advocating for refugees while networking with apartment complexes, landlords, and property managers who house Denver's newest refugee population
1873 S. Bellaire St., 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222, US
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in the U.S. and around the world to help people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster as they survive, recover and regain control of their future. We are one of the nine national resettlement agencies that partner with the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide services to refugees approved for resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Denver and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.