Asylum Seekers and Families Program Internship

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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- Support case management for asylum seekers and families and survivors of domestic violence and other crimes - Drive and accompany clients to appointments such as health check-ups, legal consults, school enrollments, etc. - Accompany clients on bus/metro trips to help them learn routes on the San Diego public transit system - Conduct outreach, including development of materials and presentations - Network for and develop community partnerships and collaborations - Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of Safety & Wellness Department - Conducting screening calls for potential clients, working with interpreters and determining eligibility for the program


- Interns will gain exposure to case management for Asylum Seekers and Survivors of Crime - Interns will learn about the Asylum process and services available for survivors of crime - Interns will expand their experience providing culturally humble services and resources - Interns will gain familiarity in cross-cultural communication

This is a Spring 2024 internship with anticipated start time being January 8th, 2024.

Qualifications Education: Must be currently enrolled in an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s program focused on social work, women’s/gender studies, public health, business, communication, economics, finance, public policy, public administration, social sciences or a related field.

Work Experience (Preferred): Prior experience in case work, working with clients with a variety of immigration statuses, familiarity with refugee and asylee populations helpful, but not required. Demonstrated success working and communicating with people of varied English-speaking abilities strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Strong communication and interpersonal skills, desire to learn and contribute, excellent organization and time-management skills, proactive, motivated, and flexible; ability to take direction (written and oral) and to complete tasks independently

Language Skills: Fluent in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Swahili or Russian preferred.

Certificates or Licenses: Current driver license and insurance required.

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