By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

Grants and Financial Intern

Remote | Elizabeth

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Remote | Elizabeth
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-01

Requisition ID: req51640

Job Title: Grants and Financial Intern

Sector: Finance

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Elizabeth, NJ USA

Work Arrangement: Fully Remote

Job Description

Job Description

With oversight from the Senior Grants and Contracts Officer, the Grants and Financial Intern will assist the team with data, research, and documentation review, as part of the Legal Services Technical Unit. This includes programs that provide legal services to unaccompanied children, asylum seekers, and Afghan families. (S)he will play a key role in helping ensure that relevant data (qualitative and quantitative), backup documentation, resources, and research are readily available for monthly invoicing, internal reports, and grant reporting. The intern will also assist with special projects that include but are not limited to: research for Children’s Legal Services (CLS) Spanish language program, graphic design (using Canva) for newsletters and annual reports, CLS weekly email update, and support the expansion of a national legal services mapping project for unaccompanied children. The intern may perform a series of limited clerical and administrative duties, as needed.

COMMITMENT: 4-6 months, at least 12-15 hours per week. Additional hours may be possible during the summer.

This is an unpaid internship position. No financial compensation, including compensation for relocation, is available. 

IRC offers a $3,500 internship scholarship and eligible interns would be encouraged to apply. Please note that this is a competitive scholarship, so receiving an award is not guaranteed. 

Pathways to Careers in Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration Scholarship requirements and application.


  • Assist Senior Grants and Contracts Officer with compiling data and documentation and ensuring that required documentation is submitted by offices in a timely manner and in accordance with established guidelines for monthly invoicing and grant reporting.
  • Help with research and sharing relevant resources and events that may be of interest to the Legal Services teams (for Spanish language program, weekly updates, etc). 
  • Provide support with compiling stories for story bank that can be used across internal reports and grant reports. 
  • Assist with the design of different outreach documents (training resources, presentations, newsletters, and annual reports, etc) using Canva and following IRC branding guidelines.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  1. Student will learn about immigration and legal services available to unaccompanied children, asylum seekers, and Afghan families.
  2. Student will develop problem solving skills and communication skills via email, Teams, and other platforms.
  3. Student will learn how to effectively review documentation, research, draft compelling stories, and summarize resources for legal services teams and donors. 
  4. Student will learn how to use Canva and other tools to update annual reports, training resources, and other outreach materials within established content guidelines and deadlines


  • May be located anywhere in the US and must be willing to work remotely. 
  • Undergraduate or graduate level studies in social work, library or information science, women and gender studies, nonprofit management, or a related social justice field.
  • Language proficiency strongly preferred in Spanish
  • Strong desire to help vulnerable populations including: unaccompanied children, asylum seekers, Afghan paroles and families, etc
  • Ability to work independently and with high attention to detail
  • Competency in Microsoft Office 365 and online research. Some experience with either Canva or Airtable, a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills, especially in remote environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Patience, understanding, flexibility, and an unceasingly positive attitude.
  • Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts.
  • Adhere to IRC policies, particularly those related to confidentiality and client privacy.

Applications will be reviewed within 2 weeks and an anticipated start of mid-June 2024 is preferred. 

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.