International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Healthcare Access Intern

The provision of healthcare  access is an essential component in the resettlement process. The Healthcare Services team provides refugees assistance in coordinating medical appointments, understanding and obtaining medicines, registering for Medicaid, navigating the health insurance system, and addressing emergency needs.  

  • Researching physicians, pediatricians and other specialists in order to expand the database of doctors available to IRC clients
  • Scheduling doctor appointments and support services including interpretation and transportation
  • Registering clients for Medicaid
  • Obtaining required prescriptions for clients
  • Providing general administrative support
  • Accompanying clients to appointments
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to work independently and under pressure
  • 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
  • There is a strong preference for applicants with experience in the fields of social science, medicine, and/or public health
  • Please note that this is not a research position
   For more information or to apply, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or 678-636-8928.