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Summer 2024: Resettlement Housing and Logistics Intern (Unpaid)

🚀 Summer Internship

San Diego

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  • You: Must be a proactive, motivated student with excellent communication skills, able to lift 30+ pounds, drive a moving van, and work with diverse, low-income populations. Language skills a plus. 4-month commitment, 5-10 hours per week.
  • You will assist with client moves, administrative housing tasks, and San Diego housing procurement. Develop guides for client use and help with housing paperwork.

Summer Internship

Government & PoliticsSan Diego


  • The Resettlement Housing & Logistics Intern will be instrumental in helping newly arrived refugees, and other refugees who are facing significant barriers to settle into new homes in San Diego via assisting with the entirety of the move in process. The intern will support the Housing & Logistics Coordinator, Specialist, and refugee clients directly. The Resettlement Department consists of two programs; Reception & Placement, and Afghan Integration Resettlement Services. Interns work with clients from both programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn about San Diego housing process, refugee resettlement processes, and the essential steps of setting up new refugee families for success.   
  • Students will learn about the refugee resettlement process from a national and global perspective. 
  • Students will learn about significant barriers to affordable housing and how to navigate negotiating fair rent and working with landlords in San Diego. 
  • 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; interests in Human Rights, International Relations, etc. preferred
  • 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 lift 30+ pounds
  • Willingness to drive a moving van
  • 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, 5-10 hours per week

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics


  • Assist the Resettlement Housing team and IRC clients by assisting with housing needs, such as:
  • Client moves:
  • Driving company van to pick up donations.
  • Transporting supplies and donations / supplies
  • Setting up client apartments for move-ins
  • Administrative work / paperwork:
  • Applying for apartments / housing
  • Following up with landlords and clients for signatures and lease signings
  • Handling IRC specific paperwork, including supply lists and safety forms
  • San Diego Housing procurement
  • Finding housing options and landlord partnerships.
  • Help prepare and process housing paperwork for Housing and new clients.
  • Develop guides and learning materials for client use (examples: rental assistance, resource mapping, local community guides, etc.)


Work type

Part time

Work mode



San Diego