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Financial Capabilities Intern (Unpaid)


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date:

TITLE: Financial Capabilities Intern
LOCATION: Elizabeth, NJ
START DATE: May 15, 2024 – August 15, 2024
DURATION: 3-5 months, hybrid

BACKGROUND: International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, the IRC provides resettlement, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.

SCOPE OF WORK (INTERN): The Financial Capabilities intern will support the IRC in NJ’s Financial Capabilities program. This program aims to increase the financial literacy of participants, provide them with financial coaching and access to low-interest loans. This program aims to empower participants in becoming self-sufficient through classes that better help them maintain their own finances. The Financial Coaching intern will support the program by providing financial coaching and counseling services to program participants, while also coordinating monthly financial education workshops for all IRC clients. The intern will assist clients with learning about U.S. financial institutions and systems, banking, credit, budgeting, taxes, and other financial literacy topics. This is an unpaid position that is open to current college students, graduate students, and post graduate students with course credit available.


  • Provide one-on-one financial coaching for clients'
  • Conduct budgets and financial surveys with clients
  • Track client meetings and progress in a spreadsheet and through case noting on ETO software
  • Communicate effectively in person and by phone
  • Accompany clients to bank appointments
  • Facilitate monthly literacy workshops for clients
  • Adhere to IRC policies, particularly those related to confidentiality and client privacy
  • Other related duties as assigned


  1. Intern will learn how to effectively manage financial educational and coaching programs.
  2. Intern will learn how to provide direct services to immigrant populations across various backgrounds.
  3. Intern will learn how to effectively case note client meetings and progress using ETO software.
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