About Psychology/Social Sciences

    Our psychology and social services internships abroad are typically in a lab, a counselling situation, or non-profit setting. Your tasks could include writing behavioral management plans and developing counseling skills, as well as improving research and interviewing skills. Many of our interns are also able to gain a measure of direct experience serving clients. Peruse through our sample list for a more detailed description.

    Location Placements



    Dublin

    Administration Intern for a Dublin LGBT Organization

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    This is a life altering opportunity for gender studies, human rights, or social work students who want to help fight for equality. This organization believes that LGBT young people need to be respected and cared for on the same basis as all other young people. The organization operates on the principle that when they are safe and supported in their families, in school and in society they will thrive as healthy and equal citizens. This position involves working with staff as an all-around staff assistant. This entails general office administration, social media & blogging, working on special projects and staffing assistance for Pride Month and other community events.

    Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to LGBT issues with strong classwork or work experiences in this field. A sense of humor and a 'never say die' attitude is required. Sophomore class standing, 3.0 GPA, Social Work or Psychology major and/or demonstrated commitments to LGBTQ issues.

    • 9/27/2014
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 1/10/2015
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 6/6/2015
    • 8.0 weeks

    Volunteerism Intern for Dublin NGO

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    This national volunteer development agency is the peak body for all Irish organizations involving volunteers in their work. The organization facilitates the national network of local volunteer centers, their promotions, services, and the placement of volunteers. Interns will perform administrative tasks including responding to phone calls and emails, updating the website, data recording, etc. A large part of the internship is researching volunteer organizations, their events, locations, and strategies for current and new volunteering outreach. Interns also attend and assist with the events and conferences to make contacts and deliver outreach information and support those interested by aiding in the matching process for suitable volunteer opportunities. Throughout this process, interns will collaborate with other volunteering and third-sector organizations, develop best practices within and across the volunteer centers, and become familiar managing the national database of volunteering opportunities in Ireland.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong history of volunteerism or mobilizing and coordinating volunteer efforts. He or she should have research and event planning skills, and a passion for 'people helping people' through charitable efforts and positive energy.

    • 9/27/2014
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 1/10/2015
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 6/6/2015
    • 8.0 weeks

    Progressive Nonprofit Supporting the Elderly

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    This organization works with the elderly in need, providing long term housing, a befriending service, and support in the community. They endeavor to support elderly citizens in ways that meet their needs and maximize their independence through a wide range of services, both statutory and voluntary. The intern position responsibilities would be to perform community outreach and interact with clients, conduct research, and advocate on behalf of the organization and its services.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in Psychology/Social Work or have strong writing and research skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, and a desire to work in community response.

    • 9/27/2014
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 1/10/2015
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 6/6/2015
    • 8.0 weeks

    Educational Summer Camp Internship

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    This environmental education and youth organization aims to: Raise awareness, understanding and knowledge of the environment among young people; Promote the protection and conservation of the environment; and Promote the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects and activities. Internship tasks may include, but are not limited to: • Help with the promotion of the summer camps (email, distributing leaflets, phone calls, etc.) • Preparing materials and venues in advance of summer camp • Accompany and assisting the facilitator during the camp • Assisting the children with their activities • Follow-up activities (evaluations and feedback, photos, etc.) This role description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and can be amended.

    Ideal Candidate: The successful candidate should ideally have the following qualities: • Be self-motivated, energetic, creative and enthusiastic • Have an ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team • An interest in the environment and children • An interest in learning about workshop facilitation for children • Good communication and organizational skills The ability to be active and work outdoors

    • 6/6/2015
    • 8.0 weeks

    Research Intern for a Large Nonprofit Organisation

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    This large non-profit organisation has several programmes and services throughout Ireland. The placement exists within one programme that helps approximately 150 adults with mild intellectual disability through supported employment, training, and family, social and community support. The intern will be involved in a longitudinal study aimed at justifying and promoting evidenced-based social services within the community. The position would entail a variety of setting up for subject interviews, data entry, and possible statistical analysis.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has a background in psychology or social services with a desire to add research experience to their resume.

    • 9/27/2014
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 1/10/2015
    • 12.0 weeks

    Intern with a National Charity Funded by Probation Services

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    This is a mentoring and family support programme funded by probation services. They supply 200+ volunteer mentors to at risk 12-18 year olds for 6 month - 2 year long relationships, meeting once a week. The intern would be involved in the volunteer recruitment programme learning from the coordinators about the matching process. There would be involvement in volunteer fairs and other recruitment efforts. Researching the best ways to recruit targeted mentors and management of volunteer data would also be assigned. A proper induction, training and supervision would be offered.

    Ideal Candidate: An interest in social services, psych, the criminal justice system, HR and/or non-profits. Strong interpersonal and research skills required.

    • 9/27/2014
    • 12.0 weeks
    • 1/10/2015
    • 12.0 weeks

    Social Services Internship for a National Charity

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    This placement is with an international organisation which provides a range of health and social care services for children and adults with intellectual disability or mental health difficulties. They work in partnership with government departments, health and educational authorities and other statutory and voluntary agencies. Intern tasks may include: Various tasks associated with supporting music/art therapy, education, mentoring, healthcare, etc. services offered. Working directly with people in need of assistance.

    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in psychology or social services and an eagerness to help people in creative ways. Prior non-profit or volunteer work experience preferred.

      Internship at NGO/Nonprofit Working with Women/Children in Situations of Domestic Violence

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      This organization provides emergency accommodation for women with or without children, who are escaping domestic violence. An individual care plan is drawn up for each family. Residents have access to a crisis counsellor, a free legal advice service, child care workers, community care social workers, health services, and more. Duties may include children playgroup supervision and shadowing employees on a daily basis, including accompanying families to court, etc.

      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a Psychology or Social Work student who expresses a high level of adaptability and compassion for this organization's cause, and is willing to work through difficult situations.

        Psychology/Social Services Intern

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        A Foster Care NGO is looking for intern to support and shadow the work of its Mediation/Support Coordinator and assist in recruitment training of volunteers. Opportunity to become familiar with the Irish Child Care Service and the role of the statutory authorities particularly social workers. Introduction to the Irish legal system as it pertains to child protection and reception of children into care. Exploration of the experience and needs of children in the Irish care system. Introduction to Fostering and the role played by Irish foster parents in the care system. Opportunity to identify needs and challenges facing foster parents and the impact of economic recession on the care services

        Ideal Candidate: Student should have a Psychology, Sociology or Social Work background with a particular interest in child welfare issues

          Substance Abuse Rehabilitation and Support Organization

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          This drug addiction support service requires an intern to help carry out strategic tasks to identify how to improve and provide more effective client services. Tasks may include research on drug related topics as instructed by the director, statistical analysis of client surveys, identifying key trends from the surveys, providing management with results from the surveys, and collation of information from staff teams to be used to update promotional material of the organization. There is also an opportunity to act in a supporting role to the frontline team. To participate in the staffing of the drop in service and to help with the service delivery provided by the Dublin team. Activities will include: To welcome service users into the drop-in To participate in staffing the drop-in area To engage with service users in a social setting, To help maintain cleanliness of the drop-in area To refer in-depth intervention/ client support needs to staff members. Benefit to the intern: Gain an understanding of addiction Be part of a wider community Share professional skills Add to your work profile Stepping stone to another career path Supervision Insurance cover Initial induction with additional training opportunities

          Ideal Candidate: Psychology and social work background with experience in the field of addiction and homeless services an advantage. Also: -Outgoing personality -The ability to stay calm under pressure -Good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills -Good team player -Ability to be discreet and tactful -Must be able to understand, communicate and uphold organisational regulations -Must demonstrate poise, compassion and non-judgment toward clients

            Psychology/ Social Work Opportunity with a Drug Treatment Facility

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            Community based drug treatment facility offering a quality service to young people and their families is looking for a flexible and understanding individual with committed interest in issues of drug addiction. Tasks to include: opportunities to sit in on group therapeutic sessions; engage with young people during project time and on excursions; assist staff in day to day running of centre and administrative duties; accompany professionals on outreach visits.

            Ideal Candidate: Psychology/social work student with committed interest in youths suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in addition to having experienced degrees of social exclusion

              Support Key Worker at Dublin Therapeutic Center

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              This organization is one of the leading drug addiction rehabilitation centers in Ireland. The position is a high quality, demanding placement for a mature intern focused on providing valuable support to those in need. The intern will provide quality assistance to staff and clients in accordance with best practice in the area of group work, and informal interactions and contact with clients. Interns may also have the opportunity to sit in on meetings, attend group sessions, and participate in off-site community projects as well. They will get to know the residents and understand their reasons for being in treatment. There are numerous training opportunities as well.

              Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a psychology, social services or community health major with an interest in helping people with addictions. Knowledge & Skills: Ability to communicate positively with addictive client base. Ability to take a non-judgmental approach to substance misuse issues. Ability to deliver an emphatic and challenging approach to service users. Implementation of equal opportunities policies. Good written and verbal communications skills. Ability to hold group work sessions.

                Social Services Placement at Dublin Foster Care Center

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                This organization is a leading provider of high quality foster care services, which provides as normal an environment as possible for children and young people who cannot live with their own families. Interns here shadow social workers during visits to prospective foster families as well as attend meetings between the social worker and child.

                Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have experience working with children and have completed background coursework in social sciences and/or psychology. Confidentiality is essential

                  Psychology/Social Sciences Internship at a Dublin Women's Center

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                  This organization was founded with the aim of helping Irish women access family planning information and services. Its current range of services provides broader-based primary healthcare services to both women and men and advocates for an influences public policy and awareness by speaking out on women’s health issues. Sample tasks may include but are not limited to: -Help edit/add to website content -Manage social media accounts -Assist agency administration in service delivery -Visit various clinics and assist in giving presentations/workshops to disadvantaged populations in Dublin

                  Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidate will have a background in social science, psychology and/or women studies. Strong writing skills and commitment to the work of the NGO

                    Youth Services for Inner City Teens

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                    This placement is with a regional youth service organisation that supports the personal and social development of young people in north inner city Dublin. Interns work directly with North West and Central Inner City youth. They serve on committees, manage projects, fund-raise and advocate for the students. The organisation works in collaboration with groups and services that aim to remove barriers to youth participation and equality. They engage students in street work programs, school programs, drop ins, a Justice Program, music clubs, bike repair clubs, TV/Media workshops as well as special targeted projects and events. A successful candidate should be able to work flexible hours and be willing to cover all aspects of the job.

                    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in community health, psychology or social services or have an interest in working with young people in need of support and guidance.

                      Autism Support Services Internship

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                      Autism Services for Adults, working in partnership with families, develops tailored and outreach supports to clients. The service promotes evidence-based practice, and delivers a needs-led autism training,in accordance with a low-arousal philosophy,

                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate needs to have experience of working with/or, through professional studies, have a proven understanding of autism.

                        Florence

                        Early Childhood Education Internship

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                        This childcare center believes that a child learns best in a relaxed and accepting atmosphere where fun is the medium through which English skills are developed. Through music, art, language, and laughter, children are able to develop to their full potential. An intern in this placement will gain experience working with children, teaching English, and gaining an understanding of how an innovative childcare center is run.

                        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a prior experience in child care or coursework in sociology, psychology, or child care. No Italian language skills are required.

                        • 5/25/2014
                        • 9.0 weeks
                        • 8/31/2014
                        • 12.0 weeks
                        • 1/4/2015
                        • 12.0 weeks

                        London

                        Psychotherapy Counseling

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                        Length

                        This counseling center was set up in 2001 with the goal of providing psychological therapies to deal with the specific problems of anxiety, depression, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, health and social anxiety. Interns in this psychology placement will be able to learn more about these particular cases, and how a counseling center in the UK operates. The role will allow for both clinical shadowing and relevant administrative tasks.

                        Ideal Candidate: Educational background/experience in psychology, familiarity with Office programs, interest in addiction or clinical setting is an advantage.

                        • 8/30/2014
                        • 15.0 weeks
                        • 6/13/2015
                        • 8.0 weeks
                        • 6/20/2015
                        • 8.0 weeks

                        Support Role in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Center

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                        This abstinence-based support service in Lewisham offers advice and support to people working through recovery from drugs and/or alcohol. They work with adults suffering with addiction to develop resilience and relapse prevention, giving them opportunities to gain and build skills to move beyond treatment. They are looking for an intern with an interest in social sciences and social outreach to work alongside their workers and volunteers. This role will include receiving referrals, shadowing assessments, 1:1 work and group co- facilitation.

                        Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates have a background in psychology or other social sciences.

                          Support Role in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Center

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                          This is a unique role providing an opportunity to experience a multidisciplinary approach to service delivery to aid interns to develop clinical skills in the application of treatment interventions.

                          Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: Good communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to articulate ideas/comments in an appropriate manner Working knowledge of psychological theories/interventions i.e. CBT, MI, pertaining to working with adults who have substance misuse issues Ability to work within a cultural framework to ensure that the needs of various cultures are met The ability to make good use of group and individual supervision and integrate ideas into practice An understanding of and commitment to working within a recovery orientated harm minimization and/or abstinence based service Ability to undertake administrative duties (including note keeping, repost writing) and word processing Willingness to identify and learn new skills that will enhance personal and service delivery The ability to effectively evaluate and engage in the monitoring of the services

                            Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment Day Program Placement

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                            The internship role will be based at an Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service. This role provides the opportunity to experience a multidisciplinary approach to service delivery, in order to aid interns in developing clinical skills in the application of treatment interventions. Interns will start by shadowing and observing staff to familiarise themselves with the organisation and their role. Throughout the role the intern will have a supervisor who will support and guide them. The intern will also be encouraged to attend accredited/non-accredited training, when available, to support their internship and career development.Skills Required - Good communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to articulate ideas/comments in an appropriate manner Working knowledge of psychological theories/interventions i.e. CBT, MI, pertaining to working with adults who have substance misuse issues.

                            Ideal Candidate: Ability to work within a cultural framework to ensure that the needs of various cultures are met The ability to make good use of group and individual supervision and integrate ideas into practice An understanding of and commitment to working within a recovery orientated harm minimization and/or abstinence based service Ability to undertake administrative duties (including note keeping, repost writing) and word processing Willingness to identify and learn new skills that will enhance personal and service delivery

                              Youth Participation Intern

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                              Join with one of Camden's leading youth charities to empower young people to creative positive change in their lives and in their communities. This company teaches youth to tackle their problems, develop self-confidence, gain skills needed to access higher education or employment, and increase their aspirations.

                              Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidate has a background in youth outreach. Psychology or social sciences major is a plus. Good organization skills and positive personality.

                                Internship with a Rehabilitation Facility

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                                This is an opportunity to work with a 50+ year old leading charity that helps people struggling with alcohol and substance misuse across London.

                                Ideal Candidate: Should have a passion for psychology, social sciences, and social justice. Expect to have an administrative role and assist in their database records, sit in with groups occasionally, and shadow staff on assessments and sessions.

                                  Adult Drug-Treatment Facility

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                                  This is a confidential, adult drug treatment service specializing in free counseling, psychosocial interventions, advice and referral pathways for those struggling with addiction and issues caused by addiction.

                                  Ideal Candidate: Should be prepared to work in a confidential environment, assisting the Grove team in providing their services to adults seeking drug treatment.

                                    London Youth Outreach

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                                    This confidential support service for young people up to the age of 19 works with youth living with or affected by drug and alcohol issues. This company provides youth with information on harm reduction and prevention. They also provide information and drop-in sessions for sexual advice and direct support.

                                    Ideal Candidate: Has a passion for social justice, psychology, and social sciences with an open mind and compassionate heart.

                                      Project Support Assistant for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Service

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                                      The internship role will be based at an Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service in South London. This is a unique role providing an opportunity to experience working with a wide range of clinical issues relating to addiction which will aid interns to develop clinical skills in the application of treatment interventions. In the first two weeks of the internship, the intern will shadow and observe staff to familiarise themselves with the organisation and key aspects of their role. Throughout the role the intern will have a supervisor who will support and guide them through the internship within each service. The intern will also be encouraged to attend accredited/non-accredited training, when available to support their internship and career development.

                                      Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in psychology, social services, volunteering, etc. and be patient with strong people and communication skills.

                                        Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service Placement

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                                        The internship role will be based at an Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service in West London. This role provides the opportunity to experience a multidisciplinary approach to service delivery, in order to aid interns in developing clinical skills in the application of treatment interventions. Interns will start by shadowing and observing staff to familiarise themselves with the organisation and their role. Throughout the role the intern will have a supervisor who will support and guide them. The intern will also be encouraged to attend accredited/non-accredited training, when available, to support their internship and career development.

                                        Ideal Candidate: Will have... Good communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to articulate ideas/comments in an appropriate manner. An understanding of and commitment to working within a recovery orientated harm minimization and/or abstinence based service. The ability to effectively evaluate and engage in the monitoring of the services

                                          Mental Health Charity

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                                          This placement is affiliated with England’s leading mental health charity and is a real career jump-starter for those interested in clinical psychology, social work, or mental health counseling. The organization works for, promotes, and provides for the well-being, interests, and rights of people with mental illness. They provide a wide range of day services, counseling, and self-help groups. The position will offer exposure to the day to day running of the day service, allow for provision of practical and informal emotional support to members, and involve shadowing and assisting staff in a variety of of activities and self-help groups.

                                          Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of psychology and mental health issues, and an interest in gaining direct client contact in a group setting.

                                          • 6/13/2015
                                          • 8.0 weeks
                                          • 6/20/2015
                                          • 8.0 weeks

                                          Women's Mental Health Charity

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                                          This placement is a national, user-led charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospitals, and the community. They provide independent advocacy, emotional support and practical guidance at all stages of a woman's journey through the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems. As an intern, you would be providing face-to-face or phone support to women in crisis, accompanying women to meetings with social services or other agencies, and providing social contact – going to a café, park, sports, museums, etc. For those interested in forensic psychology, this internship is a learning experience not to be missed! You will have the opportunity to shadow staff in prison, assist with escorting women home from prison and to probation meetings, and observe court cases. This charity is looking for a female student studying psychology or social work with excellent interpersonal and listening skills and a compassionate and non-judgmental attitude. It is also important to understand the need for confidentiality and have a firm belief in women’s rights.

                                          Ideal Candidate: Female student studying psychology, social work or comparable social sciences degree who is interested in mental health and prison work. Excellent interpersonal skills a must.

                                          • 6/13/2015
                                          • 8.0 weeks

                                          New York City

                                          Psychotherapy and Training Center

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                                          This organization is one of New York's top LGBT psychotherapy and training centers. They advocate for personal growth, free of traditional gender, sexual orientation or cultural bias and provide care to their clients, helping them resolve issues causing emotional distress. It is a training institute with therapists offering a broad range of therapeutic approaches, ensuring clients get the best fit for their problems. The intern is likely to be working on a number of projects during their internship. One main project will be to organize a workshop related to therapy/counseling where they will choose the workshop topic, secure the speaker, and promote the event to our colleagues and the staff. This project will be alongside administration and outreach efforts for the benefit of the clinic.

                                          Ideal Candidate: The candidate should be enthusiastic about working with the LGBT population; have some training or coursework in the field of psychology; be open to learning new skills; have the ability to see projects through from beginning to end; possess strong communications skills. Whether working on a specific project or just helping out around the office, prioritizing tasks is important. The idea is to gain work experience and skills, and having an intern who is open to doing various things will make the internship more pleasant and successful for all involved.

                                            Psychology

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                                            This organizations mission is to promote the physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of the community we serve through the provision of sensitive, caring community-based services that empower the individual. We do this by providing health resources, social services, education, employment and housing services. Many of our members are homeless and suffer from chemical dependency and their lives have suffered as a result. We treat the whole person and offer a caring and accepting environment where these individuals may rebuild their lives. For this purpose we have several medical and residential programs which provide the basic, human needs and the springboard from which healing begins. Intern responsibilities will be based around the background and interest of the intern

                                            Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have studied psychology, or social work.

                                              Washington, DC

                                              Social Services Internship

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                                              An organization whose focus is to combat poverty and expand opportunity for all people in the US with offices in DC, Boston, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. We operate a national network of service centers, staffed by trained volunteers and partner with social service agencies and city offices to connect participants to resources such as healthcare, childcare, legal services, and food and clothing assistance. Full training is provided and you will participate in one-on-one meetings with community members in need of help prioritizing goals in order to better their quality of life. Assistance with resume-building, filling out job applications, food stamps, health care access, etc.

                                              Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is passionate about helping others with a strong background in volunteering. Spanish or American Sign language skills would be helpful. Psychology, Sociology, Social Services and Counseling majors preferred, but enthusiasm and volunteer experience comes first.

                                                Case Work Internship

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                                                The Case Work team is the first point of contact for newly-arrived refugees.  Case Workers provide initial services to orient refugees to life in the US.  These services include securing housing, addressing medical concerns, registering children in school, applying for Social Security cards and State IDs, and linking clients to our internal and mainstream services.  Responsibilities: Assist case workers in managing clients’ cases and maintaining case files Orient new clients on methods of public transportation Assist clients with applications for Social Security cards and State IDs Accompany clients to various appointments including but not limited to: medical appointments, immunization appointments, ESL class enrollments, and school enrollments Advocate in the field for clients’ access to public services Perform on-going orientations on safety, health and hygiene, and financial literacy Update resources which are distributed by case managers to clients Assist with other duties as assigned

                                                Ideal Candidate: Current undergraduate, graduate student, or less than two years out of school Ability to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment Organized with attention to detail Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects Excellent communication and writing skills An interest in international and refugee issues Interest in or experience working in a multi-cultural setting Willingness to use public transportation with clients in order to orient clients to buses, etc. Fluency in one of the following languages is highly desirable: French, Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, Nepali, Swahili, Farsi or Tigrinya A car or access to a car is highly desirable Minimum 30-40 hour per week commitment for a period of 3 months

                                                  Intake and Financial Literacy Internship

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                                                  The Case Work team is the first point of contact for newly-arrived refugees.  Case Workers provide initial services to orient refugees to life in the US.  These services include securing housing, addressing medical concerns, registering children in school, applying for Social Security cards and State IDs, and linking clients to our internal and mainstream services. The Intake and Financial Literacy intern will assist the case work staff with new client intake procedures. The intern will also provide support to financial eligibility specialists Responsibilities: Assist Reception case workers to complete the intake process for new clients; Ensure appropriate documentation is photocopied and filed; Ensure that appropriate intake forms are complete and provided to Reception case worker; Update and maintain new client databases; Update resources which are distributed by case managers to client; Assist with Childcare Subsidy applications; Assist with Energy Assistance applications; Advocate in the field for clients’ access to public services; Occasionally review budget and goals with clients during eligibility period; Provide support to Affidavit of Relationship applications (AOR) or other general immigration resources; Assist with other duties as assigned

                                                  Ideal Candidate: Current undergraduate, graduate student, or less than two years out of school; Ability to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment; Organized with attention to detail; Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects; Excellent communication and writing skills; An interest in international and refugee issues; Interest in or experience working in a multi-cultural setting; Willingness to use public transportation with clients in order to orient clients to buses, etc.; Fluency in one of the following languages is highly desirable: French, Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, Nepali, Swahili, Farsi or Tigrinya;

                                                    Logistics Internship

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                                                    The logistics intern is needed to assist the Logistics Specialist at the Silver Spring Regional Office.  The intern will be assisting in preparing for the arrival of new refugees and will report to the Logistics Specialist.   Responsibilities Assist in securing housing with landlords via phone or online research Help with the management of client expenses Accompany Logistics specialist in the field to prepare housing Assist with case file management Assist with receiving and distributing donations Other related duties as assigned

                                                    Ideal Candidate: Must be a current student or recent graduate (within the last 6 months)* Organized with utmost attention to detail Ability to work independently and as a team player Excellent communication and writing skills Computer literate with the ability to learn new software and tasks Willingness to occasionally assist with moving furniture or household supplies Interest working with refugee or humanitarian issues Minimum time commitment of 15 hours per week

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