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Health & Wellness Intern, Summer 2024

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must handle sensitive info, communicate effectively across cultures, work independently & with others, use MS Office, follow policies, and be fluent/proficient in English (other languages helpful).
  • You will assist clients with health services, medication needs, transportation resources, data entry, appointment coordination, billing issues, referrals, and ensure client confidentiality.

Summer Internship



  • The Summer 2024 Health & Wellness Intern works in close coordination with the Health and Wellness Specialist, clients, and local healthcare providers to coordinate and advocate for clients’ healthcare and preventative health needs. The Summer 2024 Health & Wellness Intern will be responsible for checking on the well-being of clients, providing comprehensive support when needed, and guiding clients towards self-sufficiency. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will develop skills in: problem solving, client services, intercultural social work, and logistics navigation. 
  • Intern will gain US resettlement agency experience in assessing program needs.
  • Intern will learn how to communicate cross-culturally with a diverse population, including how to effectively utilize interpreters.
  • Intern will acquire knowledge of programs and public benefits available to humanitarian immigrants.
  • Intern will gain skills in strategic research and outreach strategies.


  • Ability to handle sensitive client information confidentially.
  • Strong intercultural communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and across language barriers.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office products and willingness to learn to use new software for data entry.
  • Adherence to IRC volunteer/intern and workplace policies.
  • Fluency/proficiency in English, both spoken and written, are required; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is desired, but not required.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Provide equal treatment to all client groups in accordance with the agency's commitment to the dignity of all persons.
  • Ensure any urgent medication needs are resolved and that clients understand how to fill and refill prescriptions at an accessible pharmacy.
  • Assist clients to become self-sufficient in navigating and utilizing transportation resources such as Medicaid taxi and TARC bus system.
  • Assistance with data entry, analysis, and administrative tasks relevant to health services provided.
  • Assist the Health and Wellness Specialist in scheduling and coordinating medical and health appointments for clients.
  • Assist clients to resolve any issues that arise concerning billing for medical services and coordination between Medicaid or other insurance plans and health providers.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency, placing importance on client confidentiality.
  • Refer clients to any other services that may be eligible for or interested in receiving internally at IRC and externally with partnering organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Work type

Part time

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