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Economic Empowerment Intern (Remote)

Elizabeth (Australia)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth (Australia)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
  • Closing Date:

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TIME COMMITMENT: At least 2 days/15 hours per week for at least 3 months
Internship terms run: Jan - May, May - Aug, Aug - Dec and Sept - May. 
** Please note that is an unpaid internship and with all work done remotely. **

Gain experience working at a leading, global humanitarian organization; participate in virtual team meetings & regular supervisor check-ins; partake in team building, leadership training & networking opportunities; practice your language skills & make lasting impacts on the lives of IRC clients.

PREFERRED LANGAUGES (but not required):
French, Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Tamil, Haitian Creole or Kiswahili

SCOPE OF WORK:       Tasks may include:

·       Research and identify programs, resources & local employers to help refugees meet their long-term educational, employment and life goals
·       Work with the Economic Empowerment team to develop relationships with financial institutions and organizations providing financial services to IRC clients
·       Develop/maintain database of financial resources for clients
·       Identify and confirm job placement opportunities for refugee clients
·       Provide one-on-one financial coaching and counseling for clients: Assist employable clients to prepare resumes, submit online job applications & prepare for interviews and
·       Client outreach to follow up on job placements, track client meetings, progress & retention rates
·       Facilitate financial literacy/education workshops for client groups
·       Other related duties as assigned, including answering and directing incoming phone calls

Develop problem-solving and client services skills
Learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services
Learn how to manage client cases within established deadlines
Build and practice community outreach and presentation skills with culturally diverse groups

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.

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