International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Resettlement Services Intern

The Resettlement Services Program is the first point of contact for newly arrived refugees and offers support, guidance and counseling though all stages of resettlement. Case managers provide initial services to orient refugees to life in the U.S., including, but not limited to, securing housing, addressing medical concerns, registering children in school, applying for Social Security and Georgia ID cards, and linking refugees to our internal and mainstream services. Case managers also offer counseling in home-budgeting, crisis intervention, family counseling and other areas of social adjustment.

 

Employment is an essential element in helping refugees become economically self-sufficient.  Employment Specialists work closely with Case Managers as part of the Resettlement Services team to support all aspects of clients' employment.

 

The Resettlement Services intern will assist case managers or employment specialists with these tasks.

  Responsibilities: 
  • MARTA orientation (to IRC, health clinic, job, shopping centers)
  • Activation of EBT cards for food stamps
  • Follow-up with DFCS on public assistance issues
  • Obtaining Georgia IDs for newly arrived refugees
  • Assisting clients with doctor’s appointments and researching appropriate medical providers for refugees and/or low-income families
  • Securing housing and furniture for newly arrived refugee families
  • Assisting staff and clients with grocery shopping
  • Researching potential employers and job possibilities for IRC clients
  • Assisting clients with writing resumes and preparing for job interviews
  • Taking clients for job interviews and employment orientations, and helping them complete job applications
  • Providing general administrative support
  Requirements: 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to work independently and under deadline
  • 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
  • Valid driver’s license and car preferred
  For more information or to apply, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at VolunteerATL@Rescue.org or 678-636-8928.