Fall 2024 Housing Intern

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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- Intern will learn how to build a strong network of community partners while helping to connect our clients to housing services in their new community. - Intern will learn how to manage a resource database with quick turnaround time, to provide the best service possible to a vulnerable population. - Intern will develop skills in: problem solving, client services, intercultural social work, and housing logistics navigation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Build strong relationships with the IRC in Atlanta’s existing housing and community partnerships. The Intern will develop an understanding of the services and resources these community partners provide and compile recommendations to the reception & placement housing team. - Assist with completing agency intake forms. - Help build and manage the housing resource database. - Schedule pertinent medical appointments. - Document client activities and touchpoints. - Assist in utility setup. - Log intern hours on volunteer dashboard - Other duties as assigned

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:

- Educational background in Social Sciences, Global Field, International Relations, Sociology or equivalent experience serving low-to-moderate income immigrant populations (including refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors etc.) preferred. - Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to this vulnerable immigrant population, and a strong desire to help refugees and immigrants adjust to life in the U.S. - Demonstrate ability to communicate and work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment. - Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail. - Culturally competent and effective communication skills. - Engaged in learning about broader IRC mission, philosophy, global work, and local efforts. - Proficiency in Arabic, Farsi, Dari/Pashto, Amharic, Spanish, Russian or Ukrainian is a plus.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Must submit intern hours on volunteer portal. - Must pass a background check. - Commitment of 15 hours per week for a minimum of 3 consecutive months. - Must be at least 18 years old.

This is an in-person role. There is a possibility of occasional remote/hybrid work. This role will report to the Housing Coordinator.

Added 8 days ago - Updated 5 hours ago - Source: rescue.org