Internships

Amarillo | Austin | Dallas | Forth Worth | Houston

Refugee Services of Texas offers semester and summer internships. Interns must be sensitive to cultural and linguistic differences of clients and be aware of the proper boundaries for interaction. School credit available with qualifying universities, no stipends offered. 


Amarillo

Lead Advocacy Intern

RST Programs Department seeks an Advocacy Intern to advance the organization's’ state -wide, grassroots advocacy efforts. The Advocacy Lead Intern is responsible for ensuring cohesive messaging and advocacy activities across RST offices with the guidance and support of the RST Programs Department. Click here to read more. 


Austin

Social Adjustment Services - accepting applications

Seeking a well-organized and culturally sensitive intern to join full-time. Social Adjustment Services (SAS) offers extended case management to refugees and other immigrants to help with the process of cultural adjustment and to assist with social service navigation. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested broadening their knowledge of world populations. This position supports and works closely with the SAS Supervisor and other SAS Case Workers.  Click here to see required application documents. Contact jrodriguez@rstx.org for further information.

Lead Advocacy Intern

RST Programs Department seeks an Advocacy Intern to advance the organization's’ state -wide, grassroots advocacy efforts. The Advocacy Lead Intern is responsible for ensuring cohesive messaging and advocacy activities across RST offices with the guidance and support of the RST Programs Department. Click here to to read more.

REFUGEE CASH ASSISTANCE

Refugee Services of Texas in Austin is seeking an organized and culturally-sensitive intern to join its dynamic team (15-20 hours per week) at the Austin service site. A Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) intern works with clients who have been in the U.S. for fewer than eight months and who are thus eligible to receive cash assistance. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with foreign and vulnerable populations or financial systems. The position supports and works closely with the RCA Coordinator. Please email mwright@rstx.org for further information.

 


Dallas

Employment Program

Internship duties consist of assisting newly arrived individuals with social services, cultural orientation, job development, and community integration.  Intern may assist clients in applying for jobs, going to job interviews, or other services related to helping refugee clients find employment and attain self-sufficiency in the United States. Click here to read more.

REFUGEE CASH ASSISTANCE

Refugee Services of Texas in Dallas is seeking an organized and culturally sensitive intern to join its dynamic team either part-time or full-time in its Dallas office. A Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) intern works with clients who have been in the U.S. for less than eight months and are eligible to receive cash assistance. It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with foreign populations or financial systems. This position supports and works closely with the RCA Coordinator. Click here to read more.

Central American Minors (CAM)

The Dallas office is looking to work with Interns for our Central American Minors Programs. The CAM Program began in December 2014 as a response to undocumented children crossing into the United States. CAM Program Interns will have an opportunity to work directly with parents of children living in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to process applications for refugee admission for their children. Click here to read more.

Adult education Orientation

Assist with Cultural Orientation workshops and English as a Second Language classes. Our CO Workshops provide refugees with an opportunity to learn about life in America, what to expect, and to also meet with other refugees experiencing the ups and downs of refugee resettlement. For ESL, interns will help conduct literacy assessments and assist with house calls to students. Click here to read more. 

Case aid

The Dallas office is looking to work with a group of Case Aid Interns interested in learning about the United States Reception and Placement program and having an opportunity to directly work with and enhance our local resettlement program. 

Volunteer management

Learn the tools of effective volunteer management as a Volunteer Coordination Intern. Interns will help plan events, come up with new opportunities for volunteers, give presentations, and track donations. Professionalism, organization, and communication skills are a must. Click here to read more.

Public Health

Public Health Interns will work closely with Social Adjustment Services Case Managers to ensure clients have access to medical services and care. Communicate with city and state agencies to coordinate housing and medical services, provide transportation, and help mentor a family or individual. Strong candidates will be organized, able to work with little supervision, and have a desire to work with different cultures. Click here to read more.

 

 


Fort Worth

CASE AID

The Case Aid Intern (Reception and Placement) will assist in the coordination of services for refugee clients, including housing, medical appointments, inter-agency referrals, files, and crises intervention. Internship duties consist of assisting newly arrived individuals with social services, cultural orientation, job development, and community integration. Duties may also include apartment set-up, airport pick-ups, transportation to appointments, as well as administrative assistance in running a social-services organization. Click here to read more. 

Public Health

The Public Health Intern will closely work with the Intensive Case Manager and Social Adjustment Case Manager transporting clients to doctor’s appointments, filling out SSI documents, and learning about the health care system specifically as it affects refugees in Fort Worth. Click here to read more. 

Employment Program

Internship duties consist of assisting newly arrived individuals with social services, cultural orientation, job development, and community integration.  Intern may assist clients in applying for jobs, going to job interviews, or other services related to helping refugee clients find employment and attain self-sufficiency in the United States. Duties also include program evaluation and development, as well as administrative assistance in running a social-services organization. Click here to read more. 

Refugee Cash Assistance - Accepting applications

Refugee Services of Texas in Fort Worth is seeking an organized and culturally sensitive intern to join its dynamic team either part-time or full-time. A Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) intern works with clients who have been in the U.S. for less than eight months and are eligible to receive cash assistance. It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with foreign populations or financial systems. This position supports and works closely with the RCA Coordinator. Click here to read more. 

 

 


Houston

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Central American Minors (CAM)

The CAM In-country Processing Program Intern will have the opportunity to meet with petitioners (parents) and assist them to complete the DS 7699. This is a unique opportunity for Spanish speaking individuals interested in Latin American migration. Interns will obtain an inside perspective on the State Department affidavit of relationship as well as the varied organizations involved with refugee processing and resettlement. Click here to read more.

Volunteer MANAGEMENT-NoT accepting Applications for Summer 2017

The Houston office is recruiting a Volunteer Management Intern. RST has a variety of volunteer initiatives that help to welcome refugees. This internship will assist with volunteer appreciation events, volunteer orientation, and placement. This internship is available for both full and part time. Click here to read more.

Public Health -NoT accepting Applications for Summer 2017

The Public Health Intern will closely work with the Resettlement Case Managers and Social Adjustment Case Manager coordinating medical case management needs for refugee clients. This internship is available for both full and part time. Click here to read more.

Case MANAGEMENT-NoT accepting Applications for Summer 2017

 The Houston office is looking to work with interns for its Social Adjustment Services Program and Resettlement Program. Interns will learn about community resources, creating a service plan and providing case management to a diverse group of clients. This internship is available for both full and part time.

Lead Advocacy Intern

RST Programs Department seeks an Advocacy Intern to advance the organization's’ state -wide, grassroots advocacy efforts. The Advocacy Lead Intern is responsible for ensuring cohesive messaging and advocacy activities across RST offices with the guidance and support of the RST Programs Department. Click here to to read more.

 

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