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Family Stabilization Specialist (FSS) Intern

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Family stabilization specialist (FSS) intern: Will work directly with the family stabilization specialist and intensive case management team. The FSS intern will work directly with cases with any of the following criteria: severe mental health, domestic violence, child abuse, substance use, elder abuse, sexual assault, LGBTQI, and/or criminal court complications.

  • Number of positions available: 2
  • Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (6 month minimum; 6+ months preferred)
  • Duties:
    • Provide psycho-education and social-emotional support to clients
    • Work with clients on goal setting and follow-through
    • Assist and educate refugees in accessing community resources and support programs
    • Refer clients to the appropriate services providers and coordinate care as needed
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with services providers to ensure clients have access to culturally and linguistically appropriate service
    • Act as an advocate alongside individuals in systems such as schools, hospitals, mental health facilities, and community organizations to facilitate appropriate service provision & provide possible support in the planning and facilitations of youth programming or digital literacy programming if interested
    • Provide transportation to and from appointments when necessary
    • Provide case management services including safety planning, service plans and referrals
    • Practice a trauma-informed approach
    • Provide educational resources and trainings to community partners including schools and health facilities
    • Conduct initial and ongoing assessments with clients
    • Ensure accurate case notes are maintained
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Patient, organized, independent and able to handle a crisis situation
    • Social work background
    • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Required Skills:
    • Must be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Comfortable with a high level of client interaction
    • Comfortable taking on own cases and maintaining professionalism and confidentiality
    • Must be able to transport clients in a reliable vehicle
  • Learning Objectives:

The FSS intern will gain direct client services experience when working with refugees who express a need for resources in any of the 8 FSS categories. Someone with a social work background will best fit this role, as it is heavily focused on connections to outside resources, safety planning when necessary, intakes, assessments, and using a trauma-informed and strengths-based perspective


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1873 S. Bellaire St., 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222, US

Mission Statement

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.

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Immigrants & Refugees


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1873 S. Bellaire St.5th FloorDenver, CO 80222



  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Family Therapy




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per week
  • Ability to transport clients in a reliable vehicle

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