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Extended Case Management Assistant Intern

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

Description

Description

EXTENDED CASE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT INTERN

 

This is an unpaid internship.

 

PURPOSE: This year, the IRC Baltimore Regional Office will be providing Extended Services to more than 100 households from about 25 different countries. IRC’s Extended Services Program provides support and case management services to refugees and asylees who have been in the US from 8 months to 5 years. Services include, but are not limited to, assistance with crisis intervention/management, benefits/public assistance, legal/court issues, employment and education issues, child welfare issues, including family violence issues, mental health/medical issues, financial issues, immigration issues, and women’s empowerment issues.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Extended Case Management Intern will assist the Extended Case Manager and refugees with the following tasks:

  • Accompanying and advocating for clients at Department of Social Services offices, Social Security Administration offices, Legal Aid office, Housing and Energy Assistance offices.
  • Assisting clients with applications for public assistance
  • Assisting clients with making appointments and accessing medical/mental health services
  • Distributing donations to families in need
  • Providing information to clients about community resources/events
  • Assisting families with school registration and enrollment in after-school programs
  • General administrative tasks, including maintaining evaluation system
  • Supporting clients with long-term planning and goal setting with families

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Reliable and flexible
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • An interest in international and refugee issues
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
  • Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting
  • Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems
  • A car and valid driver's license is required.

 

  • TIME COMMITMENT:
  • Fall and Spring interns are required to work at least 10-15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 12 weeks in the Fall and Spring
  • Summer interns are required to work at least 25 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for the entire summer

Reports to:          Extended Case Manager

Position:                Unpaid Internship

Updated:            2/28/2013

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 and Extended Case Management Program Manager Ms. Raguel Broy at raguel.broy@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 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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