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Summer 2024: Resettlement Administrative Intern (Unpaid)

🚀 Summer Internship

San Diego

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  • You: Enrolled in relevant program, proactive, empathetic, strong communication, experience with non-profit, interest in diverse populations, language skills a plus.
  • You'll assist caseworkers with client appointments, document preparation, airport pickups, service enrollment, resource development, and general office support.

Summer Internship

People, HR & AdministrationSan Diego


  • The Resettlement Administrative Intern will be instrumental in helping newly arrived refugees, and other refugees who are facing significant barriers to connect to appropriate services in San Diego via phone and email. The intern will support Caseworkers, refugee clients directly, and will assist with ongoing projects within the Resettlement Department related to project management and organizational development. The Resettlement Department consists of two programs; Reception & Placement, and Afghan Integration Resettlement Services. Interns can request to work with specific programs, or to assist both. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn about service plans, and the essential steps of setting up new refugee families for success in San Diego.   
  • Students will learn about the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and the resettlement process. 
  • Students will learn more about the populations of refugees in San Diego. 
  • Students will learn about the essential functions of a non-profit office needed to help programs continue to run. 
  • Students will learn about organizational development in a non-profit setting through hands on experience. 


  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or Master’s program focused on Education, International Relations/Development, Social Work, or related field
  • Must be a self-starter, enthusiastic, and possess a positive attitude.
  • Excellent organization skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, empathetic, and ability to effectively collaborate
  • Ability to use basic functions of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs
  • English fluency required
  • 1+ years related work or volunteer experience with a non-profit strongly preferred
  • A strong interest in working with a diverse, low-income population is required
  • Proactive, motivated and flexible; able to remain calm and adapt within a fast-paced work environment
  • Language skills a plus (Farsi/Dari, Kiswahili, Arabic, or Russian strongly preferred)
  • Time Commitment: 4 months, 10-20 hours per week (240 hour minimum)

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

People, HR & Administration


  • Assist Resettlement Caseworkers and clients by scheduling appointments to the DMV, health check-ups, legal consults, school enrollments, etc.
  • Help prepare and process casefiles for caseworkers and new clients
  • Assist Resettlement Caseworkers in coordinating airport pickups for newly arriving refugee families
  • Help clients enroll in services from a computer or phone
  • Develop guides and learning materials for client use (examples: healthcare navigation, food banks, local community guides, etc.)
  • Organize long-term projects or resources that will benefit the livelihoods of refugee clients
  • Provide ongoing office support for the Resettlement department including preparing case files, writing and emailing on behalf of clients, maintaining supplies, and welcoming guests


Work type

Part time

Work mode



San Diego