International Rescue Committee (IRC Denver)

Public Benefits Case Management Intern

10-15hours per week

Project Term: 3 month minimum
Est. Hours: 3 month minimum
Locations: Aurora
Jefferson County

Support the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Liaison and the Public Benefits Assistant to ensure that clients are accessing appropriate public benefits available to them in a timely manner. Public benefits include TANF, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), Low Income Energy Assistance Program and others.


  • Provide transportation for clients and assist with county interviews and/or picking up benefits card
  • Train clients on using benefits card
  • Administrative tasks, including filing and data entry
  • Support clients in finding childcare including touring facilities, bus orientations to childcare facilities, filling out applications
  • Must be able to provide transportation in own vehicle for clients
  • Must be willing to provide bus orientation

Preferred Skills:

  • Detail oriented, able to work independently and in a team, organized and reliable

Required Skills:

  • Must be able to transport clients in their car and be willing to show clients how to use thebus Learning Objectives: oThe intern will learn about the various aspects of accessing and maintaining eligibility for public benefits (TANF, SNAP, Medicaid, Childcare) for our refugee and asylee clients. This position will also provide the intern with valuable experience working in the field, working directly with clients and interpreters, as well as working in an office environment.

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.