Work directly with case management team to oversee school enrollments and partnerships with school districts. The intern will also help to build partnerships with school districts and support families as they learn about the U.S. education system and how to best access the support they need for their children to be successful.
Number of intern positions available: 2 Time commitment: 10 (minimum) per week
Identify the appropriate district and school for every client eligible to be enrolled in school
Arrange for the enrollment of each client while adhering to the process required by each district (i.e. online, in person, etc.)
Manage contacts at various school districts
Manage any special concerns for clients and ensure school districts aware
Provide updates and raise any concerns to youth program lead intern
Utilizes youth programming group for cross-team collaboration and communication
Strong communication skills
Comfort taking clients to and from enrollment appointments
Driver’s license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, and clean driving record required
Familiarity with the U.S. education system and/or Colorado public schools
Learning Objective: The intern will gain insight into the U.S. refugee resettlement program and how services are coordinated in Colorado. They will gain hands-on experience working with newly-arrived refugee families and will help families learn about the U.S. education system. The intern will learn to effectively advocate on behalf of refugee students to school districts and will work with schools to build partnerships and understanding about their refugee students.
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.