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Estimated Pay $14 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Tallahassee, Florida

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

PLEASE NOTE: This internship will be available January 2024.

Background:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

Internship Overview:

The Anti-Trafficking Housing Intern will assist the Anti-Trafficking Program Supervisor and Anti-Trafficking Housing specialist in providing services to survivors of all forms of human trafficking. The Anti-Trafficking Housing Intern will identify and provide community resources to clients that improve self-sufficiency. The Housing intern will also assist with community awareness and outreach efforts.

Travel within the Tallahassee region may be required.

Accepting Tallahassee-based candidates only.


Learning Objectives:


The intern will gain knowledge of solution-oriented, strengths-based care coordination for survivors of human trafficking.
The intern will develop skills in trauma-informed, client-centered care.
The intern will develop skills in mapping community assets and resources.
The intern will develop skills in client empowerment and advocacy.

Major Responsibilities:

Assist Housing Specialist with client intake services, including but not limited to, new arrival services such as setting up house utilities, coordinating food and housing supplies, housing searches and applications
Provide direct services to clients and, if applicable, their families, including but not limited to, enrolling individuals in public benefits and making referrals to community partners
Assist with research on local community resources
Assist with outreach to local organizations to help establish partnerships within the community
Carry out administrative duties including data entry, filing, and labeling
Assist with managing client case notes and files
Communicate case statuses and client concerns to supervisor, coordinate service plans with supervisor

Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Housing Specialist


Minimum Qualifications:

Internship Requirements:

Excellent communication and writing skills
Organized with attention to detail
Able to work independently and under pressure
An interest in international issues
Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting
Computer literacy - preferably with PC systems
Valid driver's license, reliable access to an insured vehicle.

Requirements:

Must pass a background check
Must be at least 18 years old
Must attend IRC volunteer orientation training

Minimum Commitment:

12 hours per week
A 3-month minimum commitment is desired but is negotiable on a case-by-case basis

If you are interested in applying, please contact directly.

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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.


Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:
The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.