Careers at the IRC

From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


Casework Assistant Intern

Sector: Refugee Resettlement    
Location: US - TX -Dallas    
Employee Type: Intern    
Employee Category: Part Time    

Description

SCOPE OF VOLUNTEER WORK:

The Casework Assistant Intern will assist casework staff in providing services to newly arriving refugees.  Interns must be willing to lean about IRC, both worldwide and local operations, and learn about refugee clients and their cultures.  Interns will work closely with newly arrived refugees, which will require them to be sensitive to the cultural and personality differences of clients and aware of the proper boundaries for interaction.   The Casework Assistant Intern will communicate regularly with IRC staff.  This is an unpaid internship.

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist casework staff with reception services to clients, including setting up apartments for new arrivals; assisting clients with application for Social Security and state identification cards; teaching clients how to cash checks and use public transportation; assisting clients with medical appointments, grocery shopping, and school; and preparing forms and paperwork.
  • Display sensitivity to cultural and personality differences of refugee clients.  Respect their beliefs and values. 
  • Maintain proper boundaries with clients, and refer issues regarding employment, social services, and health care to appropriate staff members
  • Adhere to IRC policies, particularly those related to confidentiality and client privacy. 
  • Communicate effectively in person and by telephone
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reliable and flexible
  • Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts.
  • Willing to learn about cross-cultural communication and ethnic backgrounds of clients.
  • Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.
  • Computer skills preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English.

 

Time commitment: 15 hours per work week for a minimum of four months.

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 Michele.Villarreal@Rescue.org with the following information listed in the cover letter:

  • internship(s) for which you wish to be considered (please provide a ranking of desired internships if you wish to be considered for multiple opportunities) 
  • projected start/end date (noting that we have a 4-month minimum for our internships)
  • confirm available dates/times

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

   



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