Refugee Integration Programs Internship

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Ethiopian Community Development Council

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Job Summary - The Integration Programs Intern will assist refugees in Maryland to help them navigate local health, school, benefit, and community support systems so they can live healthy, self-sufficient lives in their new community. *Option to specialize in health clients is possible.*

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and accompany clients to various appointments including but not limited to: employment, medical appointments, pharmacy pick-ups, mental health appointments, school enrollments, immunization appointments, ESL class enrollments, etc.
  • Assist with researching benefits or service information on behalf of clients
  • Assist with benefits enrollments or follow-ups
  • Assist with conducting transportation, culture, health and/or healthcare navigation orientations
  • May assist with civic engagement workshops
  • May assist with planning and running ESL workshops
  • May assist with running of refugee support groups
  • Assist clients to get services from local social service offices and public assistance
  • Assist case manager with maintenance of case files
  • Show clients how to use public transportation
  • Assist with other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree or perusing an undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, social work, law/justice, community health, human rights, language or related field required
  • Previous experience working in multicultural contexts is desirable
  • An interest in international and refugee issue
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and process unexpected tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
  • Effective communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency in one or more language other than English is preferable
  • Having personal car or access to a car is highly desirable

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the timelines and processes refugees go through.
  • Increased intercultural communication competency
  • Exposure to basic non-profit operations and environment
  • Knowledge of marginalized populations - challenges and opportunities
  • Experience working with limited English proficiency populations
  • Knowledge of Maryland refugee benefits systems
  • Ability to navigate of social service systems
  • Basic ability to keep case notes and maintain case files to State Department standards.

Time Requirements:

At least 2 full days a week

To Apply:

Please submit a (1) cover letter and (2) resume to

Applications are considered on a first come, rolling basis.

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8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800Silver Spring, MD 20910



  • People Skills
  • Internet Research
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Case Work / Management




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum 2 days/week

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