Refugee Resettlement Internship

 

Purpose

The purpose of the World Relief Internship is to prepare interns for cross-cultural service by immersing them in the field of refugee resettlement.

 

Possible Responsibilities

  • Assist Case Workers with attending and transporting refugee clients to important appointments.

  • Help newly arrived families with tasks such as paying bills, applying for employment, or getting a state ID.

  • Assist with ESL classes as needed.

  • Teach essential life skills to refugee families, including: shopping, using public transportation, setting up a bank account, e.g.

  • Practice English with refugees and help them adjust to American culture.

  • Communicate consistently with Internship Coordinator and casework staff about refugee needs and issues relating to their resettlement.

  • Work with staff to advocate for clients and connect them to community resources such as child care, libraries, or employment opportunities.

  • Other related tasks may be assigned depending on organizational needs and each intern’s interests 

 

Requirements

  • Flexibility!

  • Ability and desire to work with people from various cultural, religious and social backgrounds

  • Current driver’s license highly preferred. Access to a vehicle is helpful. 

  • Desire to serve refugees and the mission of World Relief (“Empowering the local Church to serve the most vulnerable.”)

 

Other Aspects of Internship

  • 6-8 weekly evening meetings (usually Monday nights 6pm-8:30pm) with World Relief staff for training.

  • Readings and videos on forced migration, diversity, equity & inclusion, cross-cultural work, and the theology of hospitality.

  • Reflective journal entries

 

Timeframe:

Internships generally begin in January, April, June or September. The internship lasts for a minimum of 3 months and interns are expected to work a minimum of 200 direct service hours to complete the internship. At least one full day of availability each week is required.

 

To Apply:

For more information or to request an application, contact Laurel Tallent