MSW/LMHC Summer/Fall Internship assisting immigrants via our Resource & Support Services Program

Rian Immigrant CenterBoston, MA
Unpaid Internship

7 months ago


Job Title

Resources and Support Services MSW Student Intern

Job Location

Downtown Boston, Massachusetts

Job Overview

The Rian Immigrant Center is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic MSW student intern to join our team. As a Resources and Support Services intern, you will play a critical role in helping immigrants integrate into their new communities. This internship offers an opportunity to provide advocacy, counseling, and resource referrals to immigrants and refugees. You will have a chance to make a positive difference in their lives and gain valuable skills in a supportive nonprofit setting.


  • Small cost of living reimbursement stipend for 16+ hours/week; please inquire for details.


  • Advocacy and Accompaniment

    • Conduct initial contact calls, needs assessments, and triage for newly referred clients
    • Build relationships with clients and develop engagement strategies and goals
    • Coordinate interpreters for client appointments
    • Practice trauma-informed approaches at all levels of client engagement
    • Coordinate and follow up on referrals to internal and external resources
    • Assist clients with navigating social service systems and provide psychoeducation on client rights and accessing care and resources
    • Stay updated on internal and external resources and collaborate with other Rian program staff
    • Manage internal database of resources and share new resources with the team
    • Participate in Rian's policy advocacy work focused on immigrant rights
  • Clinical Counseling & Support

    • Conduct strength-based behavioral health intake
    • Work with interpreters during intake and counseling sessions
    • Provide counseling services to adult immigrant and refugee individuals and families
    • Develop counseling goals with clients and follow up through ongoing appointments
  • Required Documentation, Supervision, & Administrative Responsibilities

    • Document all client contacts in Salesforce database and contribute to reports
    • Participate in team meetings and take part in facilitation, agenda development, and notetaking
    • Attend individual and/or peer supervision meetings
    • Participate in regular case review discussions with social work team
    • Support planning and delivery of internal and external presentations
    • Attend monthly agency-wide staff meetings
    • Contributing to other RSS program projects based on students' interests and program needs
  • Group Facilitation

    • Train with support group co-facilitator
    • Gain experience with possible goal of co-facilitating an ongoing group


  • Currently enrolled in an MSW/LMHC program
  • Proficiency with Zoom and Google apps
  • Excellent empathy, verbal, and written communication skills

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Psychology12%

  • Social Work11%

  • Divinity Ministry4%

  • Political Science And Government3%

  • Counseling Psychology3%

  • 162 other majors64%

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Boston, MA | $5,444/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,161

  • Miscellaneous$1,114

  • Food$490

  • Utilities$356

  • Transportation$323


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