Position Description:

Health Outreach Interns support a grant-funded program to provide refugees and other survivors of conflict and persecution with COVID-19 safety information, testing, vaccine information and assistance with cultural sensitivity and in-language support.  


Under the supervision and direction of the Educator & Health Promoter staff, the COVID-19 Health Outreach Intern will help with a range of activities to assist clients of refugee background with COVID-19 health and basic needs.

Duties will include the following:

  • Reach out to clients regarding COVID-19 education, test appointments, and vaccine information and locations
  • Research federal, state and local materials related to COVID-19
  • Provide clients with Personal Protective Equipment at vaccine sites on designated dates and times
  • Assist with IRC partnered mobile vaccine site clinics through set-up, flyers, information distribution, and on-location assistance (if fully vaccinated and comfortable to attend)
  • Assist in contacting employers, organizations and groups for COVID-19 partnerships and information purposes
  • Provide referrals to IRC staff for client COVID-19 employment, public benefits, immigration, English classes, etc.
  • Work with IRC staff on social media posts and live videos
  • Input information into Excel tracking sheets and IRC databases
  • Attend COVID-19 partnership meetings when applicable

Learning Objectives:

Interns will learn how to do the following:

  • Provide and present COVID-19 information based on scientific data
  • Direct clients to global, federal, state and local COVID-19 resources.
  • Input client information in databases
  • Provide COVID-19 basic need referals and information


Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Current undergrad, graduate student, or recently graduated student with a focus in Health, Public Health, Social Work, Education, Psychology, Advocacy or a related field
  • Be fully vaccinated in accordance with CDC standards
  • Be proficient in computer and online search skills using programs such as MS Office, Windows, GoogleDrive, Google, etc.
  • Must be comfortable reaching out to clients and partners on the phone, via email, and in person
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle with valid insurance

This position reports to the Educator and Health Promoter.

This is an unpaid internship requiring 15 hours/week. Work-related driving is eligible for reimbursement at the volunteer mileage rate

Internships are available for current college students, graduate students, and graduates less than 2 years post-graduation. Course credit and transcript notation are available if the student submits the appropriate paperwork to the Volunteer and Donations Coordinator.

How to Apply:

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