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Housing and Logistics Intern

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  • Posted 5 months ago

International Rescue Committee


Requisition ID: req46849

Job Title: Housing and Logistics Intern

Sector: Advocacy & Government Affairs

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 and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 28 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 28 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 INTERN WORK: The Resettlement Administrative Intern will be instrumental in helping newly arrived refugees, and other refugees who are facing significant barriers to settle into new homes in San Diego via assisting with the entirety of the move in process. The intern will support the Housing & Logistics Coordinator, Specialist, and refugee clients directly. The Resettlement Department consists of two programs; Reception & Placement, and Afghan Integration Resettlement Services. Interns work with clients from both programs.


Assist the Resettlement Housing team and IRC clients by assisting with housing needs, such as:

  • Client moves
  • Driving company van to pick up donations.
  • Transporting supplies and donations / supplies.
  • Setting up client apartments for move ins.
  • Administrative work / paperwork
  • Applying for apartments / housing.
  • Following up with landlords and clients for signatures and lease signings
  • Handling IRC specific paperwork, including supply lists and safety forms
  • San Diego Housing procurement
  • Finding housing options and landlord partnerships.
  • Help prepare and process housing paperwork for Housing and new clients.
  • Develop guides and learning materials for client use (examples: rental assistance, resource mapping, local community guides, etc.)


  • Student will learn about San Diego housing process, refugee resettlement processes, and the essential steps of setting up new refugee families for success.
  • Student will learn about the refugee resettlement process from a national and global perspective.
  • Student will learn about significant barriers to affordable housing and how to navigate negotiating fair rent and working with landlords in San Diego.
  • Student will learn more about the populations of refugees in San Diego.
  • Student will learn about the essential functions of a non-profit office needed to help programs continue to run.
  • Students will learn about organizational development in a non-profit setting through hands on experience.


  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or Masters program; interests in Human Rights, International Relations, etc preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter, enthusiastic, and possess a positive attitude.
  • Excellent organization skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, empathetic, and ability to effectively collaborate.
  • Ability to lift 30+ pounds.
  • Willingness to drive a moving van.
  • English fluency required.
  • 1+ years related work or volunteer experience with a non-profit strongly preferred.
  • A strong interest in working with a diverse, low-income population is required.
  • Proactive, motivated and flexible; able to remain calm and adapt within a fast-paced work environment.
  • Language skills a plus (Farsi/Dari, Kiswahili, Arabic, or Russian strongly preferred).

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