Intensive Case Management Intern - Fall 2022

  • International Rescue Committee
  • Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022

Job Description

Requisition ID: req28024

Job Title: Intensive Case Management Intern - Fall 2022

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Location: Silver Spring, MD USA

Job Description

BACKGROUND

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 26 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 WORK

Significant portions of newly arrived clients are considered medically vulnerable, whose medical conditions have been compounded by living conditions overseas and are further exacerbated by systemic barriers to accessing healthcare in the U.S. The Intensive Case Management program focuses on reducing healthcare disparities for clients by facilitating their access to health care, education, resources, and psychosocial support.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide on-going medical case management through assessment of immediate and long-term health needs.
• Assist in maintaining quality control of files.
• Accompany clients to medical appointments, aid clients in navigating local healthcare services, as well as report and coordinate necessary follow-up care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Intern will gain US field-office experience by interacting with and assisting vulnerable clients.
  • Intern will acquire detailed knowledge of the US healthcare system.
  • Intern will learn reporting requirements for resettlement agencies and how to capture data to improve services.


Qualifications

  • Minimum commitment of three months and at least three days per week.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Organized with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • An interest in international and refugee issues.
  • Proficiency in Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya, Swahili, Farsi or French desirable

TO APPLY
Click Apply Now at the top of this page. Please attach a resume, cover letter and list of (at least) three references to your application. This position is filled on a rolling basis.

IRC Silver Spring is operating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall 2022 interns may start remotely, and the situation will be reevaluated as things evolve.

This position is for fall 2022 and requires a minimum commitment of 3 months and 3 days per week.

We currently offer internships during the following semesters:

Spring: January - May
Summer: May - August
Fall: September - December

Internships are typically posted 2-3 months prior to the anticipated start date.

Note: This is an unpaid internship; school credit may be received depending on your program and institution. For information on scholarship opportunities, contact your university or the IRC Silver Spring intern coordinator at Kyle.Monsees@Rescue.org.

*Candidates applying who are not currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or are outside 12 months of their graduation are welcome to apply. These candidates will be processed as volunteers.

To protect our clients, the IRC requires all selected applicants to complete background checks. We ask that you make a $30 donation to help us cover the associated costs. Currently, 87% of our funding goes directly to programming to support our clients, and your help to cover this cost will ensure that no funding is directed away from serving our clients. Instructions will be provided after you have been selected to intern or volunteer.

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, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at IRC.Recruitment@rescue.org. As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.