Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Refugee Resettlement Intern

Job Summary: The Refugee Resettlement Intern will assist case managers in all resettlement activities, systems navigation, and access to benefits for recently- arrived refugees in Maryland.

Roles and Responsibilities:
-Assist setting up apartments for newly arriving refugees
-Provide assistance to case managers in meeting clients at airport when they first arrive and transport them to their new home
-Assist with conducting Cultural Orientation
-Perform orientations on safety, health and hygiene
-Assist clients to get services from local social service offices and public assistance
-Assist and accompany clients to various appointments including but not limited to: employment, medical appointments, school enrollments, immunization appointments, ESL class enrollments
-Assist R&P case manager with maintenance of case files
-Show clients how to use public transportation
-Assist with other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
-College degree or perusing an undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, social work, law/justice, human rights, or related field required
-Previous experience working in multicultural contexts is desirable
-An interest in international and refugee issue
-Ability to work independently as well as in a team
-Ability to work in fast-paced environment and process unexpected tasks and deadlines
-Ability to work under pressure
-Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
-Effective communication and writing skills
-Proficiency in one or more language other than English is preferable
-Having personal car or access to a car is highly desirable

Time Requirements: At least 2 full days a week

Applications are considered on a first come, first served rolling basis.

To view the full position posting and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 151627