BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 22 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
SCOPE OF WORK: The Youth Caseworker Intern assists the Caseworker-Youth with providing case management services for newly arrived refugee youth as part of the Refugee Youth Project. The Refugee Youth Project is a joint program of IRC Baltimore, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) and Soccer Without Borders that seeks to improve educational outcomes and social adjustment for refugee students.
Assist with the coordination and facilitation of student, parent and community meetings focusing on health, parenting skills, changes in the school system, bullying prevention, and preventative mental health support groups
Assist refugees with school vaccinations and follow-up appointments
Assist with providing transportation for clients to appointments and meetings
Assist with case file preparation
Provide general administrative support
This position reports to: Caseworker- Youth
- Gain an understanding of the resettlement process for refugees, as well as background information from the countries of origin where clients come from.
- Strengthen partnerships with Baltimore City and County Public Schools through youth case management services provided to clients.
- Increase knowledge of evidence-based youth programming that focus on refugee youth, psychosocial support, and parental engagement and contribute to business development opportunities.
Reliable and flexible; Access to a car strongly preferred.
Excellent communication skills
Organized with attention to detail
Able to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting
Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems
Experience working with youth, specifically in the context of educational and social programs is highly desirable.
Experience doing research and literature reviews
Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations highly desirable.
Fluency in English. Bilingual or multilingual ability preferred.
Possess reliable transportation, valid US driver’s license, and active insurance policy.
- Summer interns are required to work at least 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for the entire summer. Interns who can intern full-time (40 hours a week) are strongly preferred.
- Fall and Spring interns are required to work at least 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 12 weeks in the Fall and Spring
Reports to: Program Manager-Youth,
Position: Unpaid Internship
Please apply using our online system. You can also prioritize your application by sending your resume, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references directly to Taylor.Jenkins@rescue.org with the following information listed in the cover letter:
-projected start/end date (noting that we have a 3-month minimum for our internships)
-days and number of hours of availability during the work week (for example: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-5pm)
-whether or not you would have access to a car in which you would be willing to drive with the refugees and asylees we serve to access social services
We look forward to reviewing your application!
IRC leading the way From Harm To Home.