International Rescue Committee (IRC Denver)

Employment Case Management Intern

3 month minimum

Project Term: n/a
Est. Hours: 10-15 hours/week
Locations: Aurora
Denver
Jefferson County

The job placement intern will support job placement efforts at the IRC in Denver. This internship position assists the employment team with helping refugees achieve self-sufficiency though employment. This is accomplished through a combination of direct client services, employer and service provider outreach, and administrative tasks. This opportunity allows interns to work closely with refugee clients and assist them as they find employment and enter the U.S. workforce.

Duties:

  • Assist clients with all aspects of job search, including resumes, applications, interview preparation, bringing clients to interviews, transportation orientation, new hire paperwork, and post placement follow-up
  • Specific projects could include: career services and job upgrades, youth employment, industry-specific employer outreach, data analysis
  • Communicate with speakers with limited English proficiency using simplified English or working with interpreters as needed
  • Interns must be willing to provide transportation to clients

    Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency in another language desirable but not required

    Required Skills:

  • Ability to communicate with speakers with limited English proficiency
  • Openness to working with people from varied backgrounds
  • Basic understanding of US job search processes and work culture
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to transport clients in a reliable vehicle

    Learning Objectives:

  • The Employment Case Management Interns will learn about the challenges faced by refugees in the US and explore ways to help them overcome barriers. They will gain skills in engaging with community members regarding refugee populations, and learn how the resettlement process works

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in the U.S. and around the world to help people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster as they survive, recover and regain control of their future. We are one of the nine national resettlement agencies that partner with the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide services to refugees approved for resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.