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Asylum Seekers and Families Program Internship

United States

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

RESPONSIBILITIES: Based on intern skills and experience, responsibilities may include a combination of program support, administrative/data support, and direct service:

  • Support case management for asylum seekers and families and survivors of domestic violence and other crimes
  • Drive and accompany clients to appointments such as health check-ups, legal consults, school enrollments, etc. 
  • Accompany clients on bus/metro trips to help them learn routes on the San Diego public transit system
  • Conduct outreach, including development of materials and presentations
  • Network for and develop community partnerships and collaborations
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of Safety & Wellness Department
  • Conducting screening calls for potential clients, working with interpreters and determining eligibility for the program


  • Interns will gain exposure to case management for Asylum Seekers and Survivors of Crime
  • Interns will learn about the Asylum process and services available for survivors of crime
  • Interns will expand their experience providing culturally humble services and resources
  • Interns will gain familiarity in cross-cultural communication


Education: Must be currently enrolled in an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s program focused on social work, women’s/gender studies, public health, business, communication, economics, finance, public policy, public administration, social sciences or a related field.

Work Experience (Preferred): Prior experience in case work, working with clients with a variety of immigration statuses, familiarity with refugee and asylee populations helpful, but not required. Demonstrated success working and communicating with people of varied English-speaking abilities strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Strong communication and interpersonal skills, desire to learn and contribute, excellent organization and time-management skills, proactive, motivated, and flexible; ability to take direction (written and oral) and to complete tasks independently

Language Skills: Fluent in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Swahili or Russian preferred.

Certificates or Licenses: Current driver license and insurance required.


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