Asylum Seekers and Families Program Internship - Tenders Global

Asylum Seekers and Families Program Internship

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International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req46833

Job Title: Asylum Seekers and Families Program Internship

Sector: Safety & Security

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 – 0.00 Hourly

Location: San Diego, CA USA

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the worlds 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 at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

SCOPE OF ASYLUM SEEKERS AND FAMILIES PROGRAM INTERN WORK: In this internship, students will have the opportunity to contribute to the Asylum Seekers and Families program as well as Survivor Advocacy Services through community engagement and outreach as well as by supporting case management.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Based on intern skills and experience, responsibilities may include a combination of program support, administrative/data support, and direct service:

  • Support case management for asylum seekers and families and survivors of domestic violence and other crimes
  • Drive and accompany clients to appointments such as health check-ups, legal consults, school enrollments, etc.
  • Accompany clients on bus/metro trips to help them learn routes on the San Diego public transit system
  • Conduct outreach, including development of materials and presentations
  • Network for and develop community partnerships and collaborations
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of Safety & Wellness Department
  • Conducting screening calls for potential clients, working with interpreters and determining eligibility for the program


  • Interns will gain exposure to case management for Asylum Seekers and Survivors of Crime
  • Interns will learn about the Asylum process and services available for survivors of crime
  • Interns will expand their experience providing culturally humble services and resources
  • Interns will gain familiarity in cross-cultural communication


Education: Must be currently enrolled in an Associates, Bachelors or Masters program focused on social work, womens/gender studies, public health, business, communication, economics, finance, public policy, public administration, social sciences or a related field.

Work Experience (Preferred): Prior experience in case work, working with clients with a variety of immigration statuses, familiarity with refugee and asylee populations helpful, but not required. Demonstrated success working and communicating with people of varied English-speaking abilities strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Strong communication and interpersonal skills, desire to learn and contribute, excellent organization and time-management skills, proactive, motivated, and flexible; ability to take direction (written and oral) and to complete tasks independently

Language Skills: Fluent in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Swahili or Russian preferred.

Certificates or Licenses: Current driver license and insurance required.

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