World Relief Fox Valley interns gain valuable, hands-on experience working in a cross-cultural setting. We have a variety of internship opportunities ranging from Refugee Services to Community Outreach.  Interns will be supervised by a World Relief staff member. We accept individuals who need to fulfill school requirements and also those who wish to intern independently.

While all intern and volunteer positions are unpaid, the program is competitive, and you are encouraged to approach it in the same way you would a job. If you would like more information after reviewing the position descriptions, please contact WRFVVolunteer@wr.org.

 

REFUGEE SERVICES INTERNSHIP

Position Description: 

  •  Assist Reception and Placement Manager in preparation for refugee arrivals and accompany staff on airport pick-ups. 

  •  Provide assistance to case management staff in post-arrival activities, such as Public Aid appointments, Social Security applications, health clinic appointments, and ESL registration. 

  • Assist in securing housing and apartment set-ups.

  • Assist with initial health screenings, coordination of follow-up appointments, and education about health and medical services in the community. 

  • Assist with casework for special programs (Match Grant, Preferred Communities, etc). 

  • Educate newly arrived cases about community resources and services in the Fox Valley. 

  • Education clients about the use of the Oshkosh “Go Transit” system and Appleton “Fox Valley Transit” system.

  • Maintain and update Welcome Binders (comprehensive resource given to each arrival) 

  • Research as requested by various programs: community resources, potential opportunities, etc. • Maintain case files and case notes. 

  • Greet clients in front office lobby: direct phone calls and visitors appropriately. 

  •  Other tasks as assigned by supervisor. 

 

Position Requirements: 

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office 

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, and to deal with issues promptly and efficiently 

  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing 

  • Flexible and motivated team player 

  • Commitment to a minimum of 12 hours per week 

  • Valid Driver’s License, ability and willingness to transport clients in personal vehicle on occasion 

  • Ability to work in both Oshkosh and Appleton 

  • Internship hours must fall within regular business hours (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) 

  • Commitment to fulfill term of internship as decided upon prior to start date is a MUST

 

Please note: While all internships are unpaid, the program is competitive, and you are encouraged to approach it in the same way you would a job. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume to James Rashid at WRFVVolunteer@wr.org and to pass a Criminal Background Check. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We are currently recruiting for the academic year (2019/2020)