LOCATION: Oakland, CA / Remote
DURATION: 6 month minimum
HOURS: 15 hours per week minimum
Language: Spanish fluency preferred
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC Oakland Anti-Trafficking department serves foreign born survivors of human trafficking, employing client-centered trauma-informed practices rooted in the intersection of labor rights, immigrant rights, and social justice
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The TVAP (Trafficking Victim Assistance Program) and HOPE (Human trafficking Outreach, Prevention, and Education) programs provides direct assistance to survivors of trafficking, builds awareness of human trafficking through public events, and trains organizations serve survivors of labor and sex trafficking. The Anti-Trafficking Casework Intern will assist clients with self-sufficiency milestones. Duties will include connecting clients with appropriate resources for personal needs including but not limited to housing, medical, legal, and safety. This position will also look to expand current networks and partnerships to better serve our clients.
• Coordinate with staff to ensure appropriate services are being received.
• Assist in the process of connecting clients with resources, such as secure housing, medical needs, safety protocols, and other essential services.
• Maintain client case notes, track service provision and other administrative duties
• Occasionally perform outreach activities and educate community members about human trafficking. • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance as an IRC representative.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Strong verbal and written skills in Spanish
• Enthusiastic about helping others, and the desire to meet high needs of clients.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to work sensitively with clients, partners, and colleagues in a cross cultural, multi-disciplinary environment.
• The ability to think creatively and problem-solve effectively.
• Solid organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines; the ability to think creatively and problem-solve effectively.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Familiarity with programs like Microsoft Teams and Zoom and ability to report consistently teammates.
• Ownership of a driver’s license, vehicle, auto insurance and clean driving record are a plus
This position reports to the Anti-Trafficking Supervisor and or Anti-Trafficking Caseworker
• This is an unpaid internship.
• Work related driving is eligible for reimbursement at the charitable mileage rate.
• Internships are available for current college students, graduate students, and graduates less than 2 years post-graduation. Course credit and transcript notation are available if the student submits the appropriate paperwork to the Volunteer Specialist.