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Missoula, MT

IRC Missoula Casework Intern

Start date: August 20, 2018

IRC Missoula is seeking a Casework Intern for 15+ hours a week, 3+ months, and flexibility in scheduling. The case management program includes providing core services to new arrivals, and helping clients work towards self sufficiency in the areas of health, employment, finances, education, housing, public assistance, family, and community. Casework interns work closely with the casework staff throughout their internship, assisting and learning about all aspects of the casework program.

Missoula, MT

Child Care Placement Intern

Start date: August 20, 2018

Do you want to help newly arrived refugees achieve self-sufficiency and independence? This position contributes meaningfully towards this goal by helping families secure child care. This position will help families directly and expand capacity of the organization. As an International Rescue Committee in Missoula intern, you will have access to the IRC nationwide network for learning best practices and implement them in our community.

Missoula, MT

Housing & Logistic Casework Intern

Start date: August 20, 2018

The primary activity of the Housing and Logistics Intern is to assist the Housing and Logistics Caseworker in their duties of coordinating housing for newly arriving refugee clients. This position will also assist in managing donations for essential items needed for home set-ups.

Missoula, MT

Job Readiness Training Intern

Start date: August 20, 2018

Interns will teach job readiness training classes to newly arrived refugees. The course teaches refugees the skills to navigate the job search process in order to become economically self-sufficient. Curriculum topics include, but are not limited to; job cycle, job search, resume development, job applications, interviews and U.S. work culture. Interns will also have the opportunity to further develop the curriculum and implementation of the job readiness training program. 4-6 hours per week will be devoted to teaching and developing the course. Depending on availability, interns may also be paired one-on-one with refugees to assist with individualized job search. Interns will assist refugees in the following areas; job search, job applications, follow-up on applications and interviews, new hire paperwork and assisting with transportation routes. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply.

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Why I volunteer with the IRC

I believe refugees have a right to dignity and respect for their cultures, traditions, and lives before their displacement. I don’t believe this right always exists in the U.S., and I want to work towards changing the status quo.

MaryIRC volunteer in Dallas