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Internship

Asylee Casework Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Silver Spring

AI generated summary

  • You must be a current student or recent graduate with strong organization, communication, and language skills, interested in refugee/asylee issues and able to work independently in a fast-paced, multicultural environment. Car access and language fluency are highly desirable.
  • You will assist case workers with managing clients' cases, providing orientations, data entry, guiding clients with applications, accompanying clients to appointments, advocating for public services access, and conducting ongoing orientations.

Off-cycle Internship

LegalSilver Spring

Description

  • The Casework team is the first point of contact for Asylee clients. Caseworkers provide 8 months of case management to Asylees. The services include providing monthly cash assistance, ensuring that clients apply for public benefits such Medicaid, food stamps, ensuring that clients apply for social security and enrolled in health insurance. Case workers also ensure that clients have access to community resources and refer to ESL and other services based on their needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will gain US field-office experience interacting with and assisting asylees clients
  • Intern will acquire detailed knowledge of programs (e.g. Matching Grant, Public/Private Partnership, etc.) and public benefits available for refugees and asylees during their resettlement period
  • Intern will learn reporting requirements for resettlement agencies and how to capture data to improve services
  • Intern will gain exposure to case work in the resettlement field

Requirements

  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or less than 12 months out of school*
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • An interest in international and refugee/asylee issues
  • Interest in or experience working in a multi-cultural setting
  • Willingness to use public transportation with clients in order to orient clients to buses, etc
  • Fluency in one of the following languages is highly desirable: Spanish, French, Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, Nepali, Swahili, Farsi or Tigrinya
  • A car or access to a car is highly desirable
  • Minimum 16-32 hour per week commitment for a period of 4 months

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Undergraduate

Area of Responsibilities

Legal

Responsibilities

  • Assist case workers in managing clients’ cases and maintaining case files
  • Provide client orientation regarding the services we offer
  • Data entry and assisting with the cash assistance program
  • Guide clients with applications for Social Security cards, State IDs and Medicaid
  • Guide clients to various appointments including but not limited to: medical appointments, immunization appointments, ESL class enrollments, and school enrollments
  • Advocate in the field for clients’ access to public services
  • Perform on-going orientations on safety, health and hygiene, and financial literacy
  • Perform other task as needed

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Silver Spring