SPRING 2024 INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
The IRC Iowa team is ready to invite new students to apply for our Spring 2024 internship program. We are offering three internship positions for work at the Des Moines field office. Our Housing Program, Resettlement Casework team, and our Employment Program will all be offering part-time positions available to start after a brief interview process over the course of the new few weeks.
All opportunities are available for 3-5 terms, with a minimum of 10 hours per week. Flexible scheduling is available as well as a small reimbursement program for costs incurred, such as travel. A summary of the positions are provided below.
- Housing Program Internship : The case management program includes providing core services to new arrivals, and helping clients work towards self-sufficiency during their first two years in the U.S. in the areas of health, employment, finances, education, housing, family, and community. Under the supervision of the Housing Program Coordinator, the intern will work to expand the capacity of the Housing team and support crucial services to clients moving into their first homes in the U.S.
- Resettlement Casework Internship : As a part of the casework team and under the supervision of the Casework Supervisor, the Resettlement Casework Intern will focus primarily on job experience and shadowing, learning the core services delivered under the U.S. resettlement program, and building the capacity of the current casework team by assisting in the everyday work of caseworkers.
- Employment Program Internship: The Employment Intern will work closely with the Employment Coordinator to assist eligible refugee clients in job search and preparation activities. Other activities include to support the delivery of Job Readiness Trainings, assist in resume building, case note assistance, as well as other hands on work to support clients in their goals towards gainful employment.
In addition to job experience and class requirement completion, the IRC Iowa team has a now proven track record of providing permanent employment opportunities to interns who are interested and who have proven themselves to be appropriate for open positions and valuable to the team. The IRC Iowa team has welcome more than one intern and volunteer to the team as full time employees and we take every opportunity to hire skilled and experienced candidates with internal knowledge.
Interested applicants should visit https://www.rescue.org/volunteer-opportunities/des-moines-ia and apply, being sure to attached a current resume and cover letter.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 515-216-3619.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.