Financial Education Internship
Boise (United States of America)
The IRC is an international non-profit that responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people survive and rebuild their lives, leading the way from harm to home. Since the Boise office opened in 2006, IRC Boise has resettled over 3,600 refugees and asylees, and provided aid to the broader Boise community. The IRC in Boise is working to meet refugee and immigrant community needs during the COVID-19 global pandemic, particularly in the areas of employment services, digital access, and COVID-19 resource creation and distribution for students and families.
Scope of work:
The IRC in Boise’s Employment & Economic Wellbeing Team provides early employment, job readiness training, financial education and career development services to ensure clients achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence. The Financial Education program, funded by a grant from Wells Fargo, assists clients in their navigation of the American financial system. The Financial Education Program provides 1:1 coaching sessions with initial and extended clients, financial classroom education, and access to loans though IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity. The Financial Education intern will assist the Financial Education Specialist with classroom instruction, along with day-to-day management of the program.
Essential Position Functions:
·Day-to-day management of Financial Education program. This includes client communication, classroom assessments, enrollments, file maintenance, data entry and budgeting.
·Assisting clients in opening checking accounts, savings accounts and credit cards.
·Assisting clients in obtaining direct deposit information to be used by employer.
·Occasional instruction of Financial Education classes.
·Maintain strict client confidentiality.
·Other duties as assigned.