Careers at the IRC

From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


Youth Caseworker Intern

Sector: Case Management    
Location: US - MD - Baltimore    
Employee Type: Intern    
Employee Category: Part Time    

Description

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 Youth Caseworker Intern assists the Caseworker-Youth with providing case management services for newly arrived refugee youth as part of the Refugee Youth Project. The Refugee Youth Project is a joint program of IRC Baltimore, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) and Soccer Without Borders that seeks to improve educational outcomes and social adjustment for refugee students.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assist with the coordination and facilitation of student, parent and community meetings focusing on health, parenting skills, changes in the school system, bullying prevention, and preventative mental health support groups

Assist refugees with school vaccinations and follow-up appointments

Assist with providing transportation for clients to appointments and meetings

Assist with case file preparation

Provide general administrative support

This position reports to: Caseworker- Youth

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Gain an understanding of the resettlement process for refugees, as well as background information from the countries of origin where clients come from.
  2. Strengthen partnerships with Baltimore City and County Public Schools through youth case management services provided to clients.
  3. Increase knowledge of evidence-based youth programming that focus on refugee youth, psychosocial support, and parental engagement and contribute to business development opportunities.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Reliable and flexible; Access to a car strongly preferred. 

Excellent communication skills

Organized with attention to detail

Able to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment

Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting

Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems

Experience working with youth, specifically in the context of educational and social programs is highly desirable. 

Experience doing research and literature reviews

Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations highly desirable. 

Fluency in English.  Bilingual or multilingual ability preferred.

Possess reliable transportation, valid US driver’s license, and active insurance policy.

 

 

 

 

IRC leading the way From Harm To Home.

 

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • Fall and Spring interns are required to work at least 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 12 weeks.

 

Reports to:                         Youth Program Manager

Position:                             Unpaid Internship

Updated:             7/19/2013

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 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.

   



Previous Applicants:


If you have previously applied to a position on our website, input your e-mail address and password below to login. Once logged in, you will be able to see the status of your prior applications and search and apply for new positions. If the login fails with one email, please try all other possible email addresses you may have submitted your original application with.

Previous Applicants:

If you do not remember your password click here.


Back to Search Results

New Search