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Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Intern (Unpaid)


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Cash-Based Interventions
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req49755

Job Title: Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Intern (Unpaid)

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: Elizabeth, NJ USA

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Job Title: Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Intern
Department: Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI)
Location: Elizabeth, NJ

Job Overview: The RCA Intern will work closely with the RCA Caseworker to provide trauma-informed services to refugees and other qualified immigrants to support a positive resettlement experience and the achievement of client self-sufficiency. This will include working closely with clients, colleagues, and external parties to develop service and/or self-sufficiency plans to meet individual client needs and preferences utilizing a broad range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources in accordance with client eligibility and program requirements. *This is an unpaid internship position*

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the case worker to conduct intake services with clients to assess needs, develop self- sufficiency plans and timelines in partnership with each client.
  • Providing individualized support through direct services, referrals, and advocacy.
  • Assessing and monitoring client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and to ensure that available resources are utilized.
  • Detailing each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Inputting client information in database(s) and assisting with tracking and reporting as needed.
  • Collaborating effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Building and maintaining relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • Be fluent in a second language, strong preference for Spanish and/or Haitian Creole
  • Ability to work 10-20 hrs a week

Language: Strong preference for Spanish and/or Haitian Creole

IRC, leading the way From Harm to Home.

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