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.
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Special Needs Health Intern
|Location:||US - MD - Baltimore|
|Employee Category:||Full Time|
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.
PURPOSE: Many newly arrived refugees and asylees are considered medically vulnerable, whose complex medical conditions have been compounded by living conditions overseas. Upon arrival to the United States, they are further challenged to effectively navigate the US healthcare system and access important community health resources. The Special Health Needs program focuses on reducing healthcare disparities for medically vulnerable clients by connecting them to healthcare, education, resources, and psychosocial support.
The Special Health Needs Intern will play the vital role of supporting the Special Needs Care Coordinator in providing intensive medical case management and psychosocial support services to medically vulnerable refugees and asylees.
Please apply by sending your resume, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references directly to the Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information listed in the cover letter:
-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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