Hours and Timeframe:
Full time interns serve a minimum of four full, eight hour days. Full time interns serve at least one academic semester.
Part time interns serve between 16 and 24 hours a week. Part time interns serve a minimum of two semesters.
All interns must have the capability to serve at occasionally early appointments, starting their work day as early as 7:45. (Again, this is only very occasionally.)
This intern will assist with managing medical appointments (primary care, specialists, dental, urgent care, etc.) for all newly arrived refugees. They will assist with scheduling, communicating appointments to clients (refugees), and transporting cases to appointments. They will also assist with bill payment, medical insurance follow-up, and helping refugees apply for health insurance when their 8 months of Refugee Medical Assistance (Medicaid) has expired. Since our clients are spread throughout the Triangle area, this is a fantastic opportunity for a pre-med student or any person interested in healthcare to familiarize herself with a wide range of providers and to get an up close view at what health in the U.S. looks like for populations often marginalized (non-English speakers, low-income, limited health insurance, no knowledge of U.S. health systems, etc.).
This intern will also assist his/her supervisor in non-health related client services, as determined by the individual needs and service goals of clients being served.