Internship Overview: The Housing Intern will assist the Housing Specialist in coordinating and preparing homes for refugees and Afghan parolees. Duties include logistics assistance, move-in assistance, and managing internal organizational systems. Travel within Leon County may be required depending on project needs.
1. Logistics Assistance
Assist with essential logistics tasks related to refugee/parolee arrivals. This includes procuring or coordinating food, housing supplies, phones, internet service, transporting clients, communicating with external partners, and more.
2. Move-in Assistance
Work with volunteers to move furniture and supplies into a unit, set up the unit, transport clients, oversee lease signings, etc.
3. Organizational/Administrative Assistance
Help build and manage internal systems, write case notes, work on case file management, file receipts, credit card transactions, fill out applications, etc.
4. Other duties as assigned
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Housing Specialist
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Organized with attention to detail
- Able to work independently and under pressure
- An interest in international issues
- Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting
- Strong digital literacy
- Valid driver’s license, reliable access to an insured vehicle.
- Must pass a background check. Candidates will contribute $51 towards covering the cost of their background check
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must attend IRC volunteer orientation training
16 -20 hours per week
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.