International Rescue Committee (IRC Denver)

Health Insurance Literacy Program Intern

6 months

Project Term: Ongoing
Est. Hours: 8-10 hours per week
Locations: Aurora
Jefferson County

The Health Insurance Literacy Project Intern works in close coordination with the Health Insurance Literacy Coordinator and Health Program Coordinator. This internship focuses on activities related to a grant received from the Colorado Health Foundation to increase health insurance literacy among refugees in the Denver-Metro area. This program seeks to increase refugees’ understanding of insurance terminology and health insurance options such as Medicaid, employer-based insurance and the Colorado Marketplace. We will be educating clients on how to effectively use their insurance benefits.


  • Help build and refine the HIL curriculum 
  • Assist the HIL coordinator with client outreach and engagement in HIL group sessions
  • Connect with organizations to arrange collaborative partnerships in order to provide health insurance education and assistance with enrolling in the marketplace
  • Help reserve and prepare venues and facilities for group sessions
  • Assist in purchasing and delivering of required materials
  • Help with regular office tasks such as typing, printing, and input of information in record tracking programs

Preferred Skills:

  • Understanding of program design/implementation and monitoring and evaluations frameworks
  • Fluency in another language a plus

Required Skills:

  • Pursuing a degree in public health, health sciences, social work or possessing equivalent experience
  • Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of and ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding client information.
  • Driver’s license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, and clean driving record required
  • Organized, flexible, and motivated by humanitarian work

Learning Objectives:

  • The HIL Program Intern will gain knowledge of Colorado Medicaid, CHP+, and Colorado’s Health Insurance Marketplace. The intern will also acquire skills related to project planning, logistics, and monitoring and evaluation, as well as skills in building community partnerships. The intern will gain experience of creating and delivering training curriculum.

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.