Refugee Field Work Intern
- Drive and accompany clients to appointments, such as the DMV, health check-ups, legal consults, school enrollments, etc. - Assist Resettlement Caseworkers with airport pickups for newly arriving refugee families - Assist with setting up the apartments of families scheduled to arrive to San Diego, including shopping for a set list of items - Take clients to the bank to open accounts or withdraw money - Help clients enroll in services, in-person or remotely - Accompany clients on bus/metro trips to help them learn routes on the San Diego public transit system - Develop guides and learning materials for client use (examples: healthcare navigation, food banks, local community guides, etc.) - Organize long-term projects or resources that will benefit the livelihoods of refugee clients. - Provide ongoing office support for the Resettlement department including preparing case files, writing and emailing on behalf of clients, maintaining supplies, and welcoming guests.
- Student will learn about service plans, and the essential steps of setting up new refugee families for success in San Diego - Student will learn about the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and the resettlement process. - 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.
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 focused on Education, International Relations/Development, Social Work, or related field - 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 use basic functions of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs - 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) - Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance and the ability to travel regularly in the area (daytime and nighttime hours) - This position reports to Resettlement Supervisor and the Volunteer & Donations Specialist