Healthcare Coordination Intern Spring 2019
5 people are interested
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 27,000 refugees from 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 1,000 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 2,500 refugees and asylees.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The provision of healthcare is an essential component in the resettlement process. The intern’s main responsibilities would fall under the tasks of: assisting staff in coordinating physical and mental health appointments, data entry, partnership building and coordination, including creation of a referral network, research on gender-based issues around women’s health for newly-arrived refugees in Georgia and direct service support. Note: This is a non-clinical setting where the primary focus is assisting our refugee clients in areas of health promotion, health education and obtaining self-sufficiency.
- Assist staff with planning, maintaining databases, and recruitment for health services;
- Provide logistical support in transporting clients to and from medical appointments;
- Assist with data collection and reporting for health and wellness activities;
- Conduct an assessment of existing resources available to the refugee community around trauma, mental health, family planning services, men’s involvement, etc.;
- Help develop working partnerships with social services organizations, other nonprofit health organizations and community groups;
- Research and attend a wide variety of out-of-office educational forums hosted by other organizations related to women’s health, mental health, and/or general health and wellness;
- Contact clients for appointment reminders and follow-up services;
- Upon extensive training, meet with clients directly to provide skill building support and service documentation.
- Prefer students with interest and/or experience in physical, mental or reproductive health, or trauma needs;
- Excellent communication, writing skills and attentive-to-detail;
- Able to work independently and under pressure with multiple tasks and competing deadlines;
- An interest in international and refugee issues;
- Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects;
- Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting;
- Computer literacy - preferably with Microsoft office and visual learning content creation;
- A car, valid driver’s license, and ability to transport clients;
- 15 hours per week time commitment.
2305 Parklake DriveSuite 100Atlanta, GA 30345
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 15 hours per week for at least three months