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Summer 2024: Asylum Seekers and Families Program Intern (Unpaid)

🚀 Summer Internship

San Diego

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  • You must be enrolled in a social work or related program, have strong communication skills, be fluent in English, and able to commit 20-25 hours per week for 4 months. Driver’s license and background check required.
  • You will support asylum seekers and families through case management, drive them to appointments, conduct outreach, develop partnerships, and assist with program monitoring and evaluation.

Summer Internship

Government & PoliticsSan Diego


  • In this internship, students will have the opportunity to contribute to the Asylum Seekers and Families program as well as Survivor Advocacy Services through community engagement and outreach as well as by supporting case management.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Interns will gain exposure to case management for Asylum Seekers and Survivors of Crime 
  • Interns will learn about the Asylum process and services available for survivors of crime 
  • Interns will expand their experience providing culturally humble services and resources 
  • Interns will gain familiarity in cross-cultural communication 


  • Education: Must be currently enrolled in an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s program focused on social work, women’s/gender studies, public health, business, communication, economics, finance, public policy, public administration, social sciences or a related field.
  • Work Experience (Preferred): Prior experience in case work, working with clients with a variety of immigration statuses, familiarity with refugee and asylee populations helpful, but not required. Demonstrated success working and communicating with people of varied English-speaking abilities strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Strong communication and interpersonal skills, desire to learn and contribute, excellent organization and time-management skills, proactive, motivated, and flexible; ability to take direction (written and oral) and to complete tasks independently
  • Language Skills: Fluent in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Swahili or Russian preferred.
  • Certificates or Licenses: Current driver license and insurance required.
  • Time Commitment: 4 months, 20-25 hours per week
  • Successful clearance of IRC background check.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics


  • Based on intern skills and experience, responsibilities may include a combination of program support, administrative/data support, and direct service:
  • Support case management for asylum seekers and families and survivors of domestic violence and other crimes
  • Drive and accompany clients to appointments such as health check-ups, legal consults, school enrollments, etc.
  • Accompany clients on bus/metro trips to help them learn routes on the San Diego public transit system
  • Conduct outreach, including development of materials and presentations
  • Network for and develop community partnerships and collaborations
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of Safety & Wellness Department
  • Conducting screening calls for potential clients, working with interpreters and determining eligibility for the program


Work type

Part time

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San Diego