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INTERNSHIP: Casework Support/Housing

Start date: Ongoing

Position Description:

Under the supervision of the Resettlement Manager, casework support interns provide services and guidance for newly arrived refugees and assist with locating housing for them.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the resettlement team with core services such as purchasing household supplies and furniture, household set-up, orientation, purchasing supplies, and related activities that support the client resettlement process
  • Support the resettlement team’s efforts to link clients with appropriate educational, health and social services
  • Assist clients with enrollment in English language classes
  • Teach refugees and special immigrants how to operate video conferencing platforms such as Zoom
  • Collaborate with the Resettlement Manager, Economic Empowerment Manager, and the Reception and Placement department to find residences that meet current client needs
  • Use online search strategies and networking abilities to locate local housing options for clients
  • Contact landlords and property managers to identify current vacancies
  • Assist with the timely completion and filing of client records, documentation and case files
  • Help with other case management-related tasks when needed
  • Minimum Commitment: Internships typically run for 15 hours per week for 4-6 months. IRC Turlock's fall cohort will begin the first week of September.

 This position reports to the Resettlement Manager

This is an unpaid internship. Work-related driving is eligible for charitable mileage rate reimbursement.

Internships are available for current college students, graduate students, and graduates less than one year post-graduation. Course credit and transcript notation are available if the student submits the appropriate paperwork to the Volunteer and Donations Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • Current undergrad, graduate student or recently graduated student with a focus in Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Public Policy, International Studies, or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Zoom or other video conferencing platforms
  • Expertise in cross-cultural communications
  • Ability to handle confidential documents and sensitive information
  • Candidates with a driver’s license, vehicle and proof of insurance preferred

How to Apply:

Fill out an application online. If you're a good fit for this opportunity, someone will be in touch with you.