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Career Pathways Intern


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req46941

Job Title: Career Pathways Intern

Sector: Finance

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: Elizabeth, NJ USA

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Job Title: Career Pathways Specialist 

Job Overview/Summary: The Career Pathways program promotes economic self-sufficiency for refugees and immigrants with barriers to achieving their career goals by connecting them with trainings and resources to enable them to move out of low-wage jobs and onto sustainable career paths. By the supervision of the Career Pathways Specialist, the Career Pathways intern will work with clients to assess their eligibility and readiness for the program, create career development plans, schedule career development activities, prepare job applications, and obtain successful job placements.   

Major Responsibilities:  

Job Coaching and Support

  • Conduct pre-enrollment assessments with potential participants, build career development plans with strategic direction, detailing actionable and realistic activities.
  • Provide assistance to help clients prepare their resumes during training period, look for appropriate job opportunities, and practice interview skills.
  • Provide individual mentorship on resume writing, interview preparation, job search techniques, and other skills related to career advancement.
  • Ensure the delivery of group coaching and instruction in advanced work readiness and other employability skills.
  • Assist participants with networking and help with job application review.
  • Accompany clients to job preparation activities, interviews, and job site tours, coaching clients so they can attend these events independently in the future.
  • Collaborate to provide comprehensive strength-based services to IRC clients through effective communication between team members and departments.II. Community Outreach/Engagement

Job Coaching and Support

  • Conduct outreach to clients eligible to enroll in career development programming through a variety of channels.
  • Assist clients as necessary with post-placement issues and continuing career development needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:  

  •  Knowledge of workplace safety practices and willingness to learn industry-specific practices.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Fluent in MS Office applications and database experience required.
  • Able to think creatively and strategically to overcome barriers.
  • Fluency in a second language preferred; specifically, Spanish, Dari, and/or Pashto.

Working Environment:  

  •  A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above-outlined responsibilities.  

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