BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 22 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency. SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The Medical Services Case Management Intern will assist Case Workers in managing the medical and health outreach programs of IRC Sacramento. Interns will gain experience networking with healthcare providers, managing databases, and working with multi-cultural individuals with special medical needs. RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate and track the medical appointments, transportation and interpreter needs for assigned clients, utilizing interdepartmental and system-wide databases Assist clients with transportation for medical appointments as necessary Advocate for clients' needs when accompanying them to medical appointments Work independently on an assigned project related to refugee health Assist with projects and administrative duties as assigned by Case Workers. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Interns will gain experience networking with community service providers, managing databases, and communicating with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. REQUIREMENTS: Pursuing degree in health sciences, social work or possessing equivalent experience Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding client information Strong knowledge of database management and design; MS Outlook, Access, Excel and Word Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds Strong organization skills and attention to detail Must have driver’s license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, and clean driving record This position reports to the Assistant Case Manager *This is an unpaid internship. *Work related driving would be reimbursed. *Multiple positions available COMMITMENT: 12 hours/ week for 4 month period Availability during IRC business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5pm) To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to Shadi Karajeh, Internship Coordinator, at [email protected]

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