Refugee Health Internship

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Ethiopian Community Development Council

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Job Summary - The Refugee Health Intern will assist program manager in all health related activities, systems navigation, and access to benefits for recently- arrived refugees in Virginia.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and accompany clients to various appointments including but not limited to: medical appointments, immunization appointments, and to referred support programs
  • Assist refugees with health insurance enrollments
  • Conduct refugee health related outreach and education to local providers and potential partners
  • Assist with client appointment reminders and follow-up
  • Assist with conducting orientations to prepare community members for accessing US health services and assess health needs
  • Perform trainings/create displays on safety, health and hygiene
  • Assist clients to get services from local social service offices and public assistance
  • Assist program manager with maintenance of case files
  • Assist with other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree or perusing an undergraduate degree in public health, social work, political science, migration, international relations, 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 desirable, but not required

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 Virginia 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, first served rolling basis.

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901 S. Highland StreetArlington, VA 22204



  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Case Work / Management




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

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