Internship posted by: International Rescue Committee - Silver Spring
Posted on: July 15, 2013
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 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 22 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT: One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States. The IRC opened an office in Washington, DC in 1975 to provide Reception and Placement (R&P) services to newly arrived refugees. The refugee resettlement office moved to the Suburban Washington Resettlement Center in Silver Spring, MD, in August, 2006. Currently, the majority of the IRC-Silver Spring office's clients are from Iraq, Bhutan, Burma, Ethiopia, Eritrea and the DRC.
The Reception and Placement Program staff is the first point of contact for newly-arrived refugees. Case Workers provide initial services to orient refugees to life in the US. These services include securing housing, addressing medical concerns, registering children in school, applying for Social Security cards and State IDs, and linking clients to our internal and mainstream services.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to SilverSpring@Rescue.org by August 9, 2013 with the position title in the subject line of the email.