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Asylee Outreach Program Intern

Sector: Refugee Resettlement    
Location: US - MD - Baltimore    
Employee Type: Intern    
Employee Category: Part Time    

Description

ASYLEE OUTREACH PROGRAM INTERN

 

This is an unpaid internship.

 

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 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 22 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.

 

SCOPE OF WORK: The Asylee Program provides services for asylees, Cuban parolees, secondary migrants and victims of trafficking.  The program provides encouragement and incentives for them to enter the workforce quickly.  The goal of this program is to reach out to immigrant populations and their needs in the Baltimore area.  An internship with this program will allow you the opportunity to work with over 40 ethnic communities in the Baltimore area. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop a network between different community agencies that work with immigrants (including but not limited to religious organizations, social groups, news/media agencies and law firms)
  • Keep in constant communication with community leaders and staff from these agencies
  • Assist in planning and organizing an asylee outreach meeting event with different organizations

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Learn to navigate Social Services and accompany clients who have inquiries at the local office.
  2. Assist the program in strengthening the existing partnerships with the MD human trafficking service providers.
  3. Find LGBT resources in the Baltimore metro area and connect clients to additional services.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Baltimore area
  • Committed, reliable and flexible
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and understanding of different cultures
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems
  • An interest in international and refugee/asylee issues
  • A car and driver’s license is necessary

 

 

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • Summer interns are required to work at least 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for the entire summer.  Interns who can intern full-time (40 hours a week) are strongly preferred.
  • Fall and Spring interns are required to work at least 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 12 weeks in the Fall and Spring

 

Reports to:                          Asylee Case Manager

Position:                               Unpaid Internship

Updated:             7/19/13

Please apply using our online system.  You can also prioritize your application by sending your resume, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references directly to kafiya.ismail@rescue.org with the following information listed in the cover letter:

-internship(s) for which you wish to be considered (please provide a ranking of desired internships if you wish to be considered for multiple opportunities) 

-projected start/end date (noting that we have a 3-month minimum for our internships)

-days and number of hours of availability during the work week (for example: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-5pm)

-whether or not you would have access to a car in which you would be willing to drive with the refugees and asylees we serve to access social services

We look forward to reviewing your application!

 

IRC leading the way From Harm To Home.

 

 

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

   



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