Special Needs Health Intern
|Location:||US - MD - Baltimore|
|Employee Category:||Full Time|
This is an unpaid internship.
PURPOSE: Refugees and asylees arrive with a wide range of health concerns including malnutrition, TB, parasitic infections, HIV/AIDS, and mental illness. Upon arrival to the United States, they face a new set of challenges to effectively navigate the US healthcare system and access important community health resources. Additionally, the stress of a new environment often exacerbates certain health conditions. The IRC is committed to developing a public health program with the overall goal of maximizing public health awareness, access, and advocacy for all refugee and asylee clients of the BRC.
· Research and identify potential partnerships with local health resources and services
· Assist with developing and coordinating trainings for staff and volunteers
TIME COMMITMENT: 15-40 hours per week, during business hours, Mondays through Fridays, between 10:00am-5:00pm (in the Fall and Spring). Summer interns are required to intern at least 25 hours or more per week.
Reports to: Program Manager-Health
Position: Unpaid Internship
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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