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IRC in Richmond Summer 2021 Health Internship Opportunities

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Navigating the healthcare system in the United States can be very challenging for our refugee newcomers and providing health orientations and ongoing health education is an essential part of how the IRC supports newly resettled refugee families. The Health Education Intern will assist the Health Liaison in facilitating small health education groups that covers a wide range of health and wellness topics such as nutrition/food access, parenting groups, and mind and body wellness. The intern will also be responsible for providing ongoing one on one general health education to clients as well as administering monitoring and evaluating surveys ensuring the educational groups are meeting the needs of each participant. In addition, the health education intern will assist the Health Liaison in organizing community health workers and supporting grassroots health initiatives.

IRC in Richmond's Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (TVAP) offers support to survivors of human trafficking as they rebuild their lives free from trauma and exploitation. The TVAP Intern will work alongside the IRC Health Liaison to support and access services for survivors. Interns also assist with other duties including case file documentation, scheduling appointments, arranging transportation to appointments, and other related activities. Interns may also participate in outreach efforts aimed at providing access to services to individuals and communities vulnerable to human trafficking.

Search and apply at the IRC Careers website.