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Resettlement Administrative Intern

United States

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United States
  • Country: USA
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Experience: N/A
  • Gender: Both


  • 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.


  • Student will learn about service plans, and the essential steps of setting up new refugee families for success in San Diego.  
  • Student will learn about the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and the resettlement process.
  • Student will learn more about the populations of refugees in San Diego.
  • Student 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)
  • This position reports to Resettlement Supervisor and the Volunteer & Donations Specialist


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