Housing and Logistics Intern

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IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist the Resettlement Housing team and IRC clients by assisting with housing needs, such as:

- Client moves - Driving company van to pick up donations. - Transporting supplies and donations / supplies. - Setting up client apartments for move ins. - Administrative work / paperwork - Applying for apartments / housing. - Following up with landlords and clients for signatures and lease signings - Handling IRC specific paperwork, including supply lists and safety forms - San Diego Housing procurement - Finding housing options and landlord partnerships. - Help prepare and process housing paperwork for Housing and new clients. - Develop guides and learning materials for client use (examples: rental assistance, resource mapping, local community guides, etc.)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

- Student will learn about San Diego housing process, refugee resettlement processes, and the essential steps of setting up new refugee families for success. - Student will learn about the refugee resettlement process from a national and global perspective. - Student will learn about significant barriers to affordable housing and how to navigate negotiating fair rent and working with landlords in San Diego. - Student will learn more about the populations of refugees in San Diego. - Student will learn about the essential functions of a non-profit office needed to help programs continue to run. - Students will learn about organizational development in a non-profit setting through hands on experience.

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

Qualifications - Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or Master’s program; interests in Human Rights, International Relations, etc preferred. - Must be a self-starter, enthusiastic, and possess a positive attitude. - Excellent organization skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, empathetic, and ability to effectively collaborate. - Ability to lift 30+ pounds. - Willingness to drive a moving van. - English fluency required. - 1+ years related work or volunteer experience with a non-profit strongly preferred. - A strong interest in working with a diverse, low-income population is required. - Proactive, motivated and flexible; able to remain calm and adapt within a fast-paced work environment. - Language skills a plus (Farsi/Dari, Kiswahili, Arabic, or Russian strongly preferred).

Added 3 months ago - Updated 2 months ago - Source: rescue.org