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Anti-Trafficking/Intensive Case Management Intern - Summer 2020

Closing date


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.


The Anti-Trafficking/Intensive Case Management Intern will work in close coordination with the case management teams to serve victims of human trafficking, refugee clients and other vulnerable clients who are struggling to navigate various systems to access resources and services.


  • Assess clients’ needs and priorities and work with each client to create a service plan.
  • Provide on-going case management through assessment of immediate and long-term health needs.
  • Guide clients to various appointments including but not limited to appointments with lawyers, law enforcement, health care and public benefit providers.
  • Engage in community mapping to identify and refer clients to external resources. Engage in community outreach activities to identify potential clients and increase IRC visibility.
  • Assist in maintaining quality control of files.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • 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.
  • Intern will learn or improve intercultural communication skills.


  • Minimum three-month commitment of at least 24 hours per week. 35 hours per week preferred.
  • Possess reliable transportation, valid US driver’s license, and active insurance policy required.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Willingness to use public transportation with clients in order to orient clients to buses, etc.
  • Proficiency in Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya, Swahili, Farsi or French desirable.
  • Current undergraduate or less than 12 months out of school*.

How to Apply


Use this link to apply: Please attach a resume, cover letter and list of (at least) three references to your application. This position is filled on a rolling basis.

This position is for the summer 2020 semester and requires a minimum commitment of 3 months and at least 24 hours per week. 35 hours per week preferred.

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.

*Candidates applying not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and outside of 12 months from 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 As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.