Healthcare Access Internship

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International Rescue Committee
2305 Parklake Drive, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

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. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 1,500 refugees and asylees.

The provision of healthcare is an essential component in the resettlement process. The Healthcare Services team provides refugees assistance in coordinating medical appointments, understanding and obtaining medicines, registering for Medicaid, navigating health insurance, and addressing emergency needs.

Responsibilities

• Researching physicians, pediatricians and other specialists in order to expand the database of doctors available to IRC clients
• Scheduling doctor appointments and support services including interpretation and transportation
• Registering clients for Medicaid
• Obtaining required prescriptions for clients
• Providing general administrative support
• Accompanying clients to appointments


For more information or to apply, please contact Jessica Seales, Volunteer Coordinator, at VolunteerATL@Rescue.org or 678-636-8928. To learn more about us, please visit the IRC website at www.Rescue.org/Atlanta

Requirements

• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Organized with attention to detail
• Able to work independently and under pressure
• An interest in international and refugee issues
• Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
• Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting
• Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems
• A car and valid driver’s license
• There is a strong preference for applicants with experience in the fields of social science, medicine, and/or public health
• Please note that this is not a research position

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