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International Rescue Committee Internships in the United States

International Rescue Committee Internships in the United States

Country: USA
City: San Diego
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International Rescue Committee Resettlement, Asylum and Integration Department in San Diego call application for Asylum Seeker Support intern.

Position Summary 

The intern position will work at IRC Office in City Heights and other field locations with a commitment for a minimum of three months. The internship will be on a part-time basis and unpaid. Basically, the Asylum Seekers Support Intern will help newly arrived people seeking asylum who are facing significant barriers to connecting to appropriate services in IRC San Diego Safety and Wellness Unit. Furthermore, the position reports directly to the Wellness and Gender Equity Supervisor or Caseworker TBD.

Learning Elements 

At the end of the internship, the intern will

  • Learn about the unique barriers that asylum seekers face.
  • Learn about the landscape of social services in San Diego.
  • Also, about client-centered advocacy and direct services.


The intern will be performing the following duties

  • Supporting Safety & Wellness caseworkers in providing comprehensive case management and collaboration with community partners
  • Helping clients to navigate public transportation.
  • Driving and accompany clients to appointments, such as the DMV, health check-ups, legal consults, school enrollment, etc.
  • Doing researches on the community resources to support client needs as well as assisting caseworkers with administrative tasks.
  • Furthermore, performing other duties as assigned.


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as excellent organization and time-management skills.
  • Proactive, motivated, and flexible. Also, the ability to remain calm and adapt to a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience volunteering or working with immigrants, refugees, and/or asylum-seekers.
  • Similarly, demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to use basic functions of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance and the ability to travel regularly in the area.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory. In addition to that, proficiency in Spanish, Russian, or Mandarin a plus.
  • Furthermore, experience with direct service preferred.

International Rescue Committee 

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 as the International Relief Association, at the request of Albert Einstein, and changing its name in 1942 after amalgamating with the similar Emergency Rescue Committee, the IRC provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster. Moreover, IRC is currently working in about 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient. It focuses mainly on health, education, economic wellbeing, power, and safety.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline30 March,2020
CitySan Diego
Open toAll
OrganizerInternational Rescue Committee



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