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Summer Internship - Casework New Arrivals Intern

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.
INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW: The New Arrival Welcome Intern will focus on providing support and
logistics support to the housing team and newly arrived refugee clients.COMMITMENT: 10-12 hours per week for 3 months. Weekly schedule to be determined by supervisor and intern.RESPONSIBILITIES:
* With the casework team, coordinate logistics of airport pickups, welcome clients at the airport,
transport them and their luggage to their temporary lodgings.
* Manage welcome team volunteers
* Check clients into temporary lodgings and provide welcome boxes,
* Demonstrate use of cell phones and appliances in the temporary lodgings
* Work with the hotels to meet client needs
* Assist the housing team with other duties to support clientsLEARNING OBJECTIVES:
The New Arrival Welcome Intern will gain knowledge about the process of resettling newly arrived refugees.
They will gain skills in logistics, coordination, volunteer and people management. Interns will be given the
opportunity to interact with clients directly and will gain experience in training and cross-cultural
communication.SUPERVISION: This position is supervised by the Housing Casework team
Interested applicants should submit an online application along with cover letter and resume to
. Qualified applicants will be selected for an initial phone screening with the Volunteer Coordinator.

This is an unpaid internship position. No financial compensation, including compensation for
relocation, is available.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers allapplicants on the basis of merit without
regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status,
veteran status or disability.

Minimum Qualifications:REQUIREMENTS:Required Skills:
* Comfort working independently with diverse populations
* Reliable passenger vehicle, safe driving record, and willingness to provide transportation to adults
and children
* Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
* Experience with child car seat installation (or willingness to learn)

Preferred Skills:
Foreign language proficiency

Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

Keywords: International Rescue Committee, Denver , Summer Internship - Casework New Arrivals Intern, Other , Denver, Colorado

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