Health Intern - Hyattsville, MD and/or Fairfax, VA
Job Details
Some College Required

Internship Description

  • Fall/Spring/Summer
  • Temporary
  • Unpaid
  • Not Benefits eligible
  • Position available in Hyattsville, MD and/or Fairfax, VA
  • Internship for Refugee and Immigrant Services
  • Part Time (minimum 15 hours per week with 3-month commitment)
  • Internship will start immediately


Essential Functions

  • Assist with arranging medical appointments for refugee clients
  • Help clients resolve medical bills and review medical documents, such as medical referrals
  • Support newly arrived clients in understanding the healthcare system in the United States such as facilitating a 101 healthcare system orientation (e.g., hospitals, urgent cares, medical emergencies, etc.)
  • Support clients in navigating the pharmacy and related procedures
  • Provide administrative support to Refugee Care Coordinator or Health Liaison in completing case notes
  • Develop and conduct health orientations and related workshops
  • Support health related programming and new initiatives
  • Work as part of the program team and participate in staff meetings and in-service trainings
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • In pursuit of degree in nursing, humanities, or social services
  • Valid driver's license and vehicle insurance
  • A vehicle or access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to successfully pass background screening
  • Background in administration or receptionist desk assistance preferred (e.g., at a medical facility or doctor/dentist office)
  • Some knowledge on how to navigate the US healthcare system (e.g., how it works, understanding various health departments)



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Must be a self-starter
  • An interest in international and refugee issues
  • Interest in working in a very cross-cultural environment
  • Some knowledge of the following languages preferred: Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Pashto, French, Amharic, Tigrinya, Burmese, Chin, Karin, Mizo, and Swahili


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, or military service.