International Rescue Committee (IRC Denver)

Job Readiness Training Intern

6 months

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

Intern will work closely with the employment team and will help prepare materials for Job Readiness Training (JRT) attended by refugee classes. The intern will assist in teaching JRT to new arrivals, and coach refugees through searching for, and applying for, jobs in the U.S.


  • Assist in teaching job class to newly arrived refugees
  • Prepare materials for job class
  • Create new curriculum to teach clients about the job process
  • Plan and coordinate when classes will take place
  • Followup with individuals after class to ensure they have all the skills necessary
  • Ensure clients know how to navigate the bus
  • Help clients understand the paperwork needed to start a job

Preferred skills:

  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience teaching

Required skills:

  • Applicant should be independent, organized and willing to ride public transportation and/or provide transportation for clients in own vehicle

Learning objective:

  • The JRT intern will gain knowledge of the job market available to refugees in Colorado. They will also gain experience working one-on-one with clients, and learn about the obstacles many newly-arrived refugees face in the U.S. They will gain experience in adult education and curriculum development.

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.