Case Management -- School Enrollment Intern
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE INC
Case Management - School Enrollment Intern
The Case Management - School Enrollment Intern will work side by side with the Case Management team to help newly-arrived refugee families register for school. The intern will help families identify the appropriate school district for them based on their location and needs. This intern will also help provide culturally relevant support and information to school administrators and teachers as needed. Additionally, the Case Management - School Enrollment intern will support the Case Management with pre-arrival logistics and ongoing case management tasks.
- Number of intern positions available: 2
- Start date: ASAP/Summer 2018
- Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per week
- Assist clients to get their school-age children enrolled in school and learn bus routes to and from school
- Work with school districts to provide information and training about who refugees are and other cultural considerations
- Help to identify education programs that would benefit refugee youth
- Facilitate access to additional community resources for individuals and families
- Provide additional support for high risk families and families with heightened needs
- Assist with pre-arrival logistics including securing and setting up housing, purchasing groceries and housing supplies, and other related tasks
- Provide transportation and accompany clients to and from appointments
- Help organize case files
- Preferred Skills:
- Proactive, strong interest in clients' well-being, ability to work independently, flexible, attention to detail
- Learning Objective:
- Intern will gain experience navigating public school enrollment, build exceptional intercultural communication skills, balance clients' interests with self-sufficiency plan, time management, working independently, problem solving.
About INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE INC
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.