Refugee Integration Programs Internship
21 people are interested
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
At least 2 full days a week
Please submit a (1) cover letter and (2) resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are considered on a first come, rolling basis.
We'll work with your schedule.
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