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Youth Program Intern

Elizabeth (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

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TITLE: Youth Program Intern

LOCATION: Elizabeth, NJ

START DATE: September 2021

DURATION: Minimum of 3 months (September –December)

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee(IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and over 20U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: Youth Program Interns assist the Youth Program Coordinator with school enrollments, enrichment programs, and advocacy interventions for recently arrived refugee youth living in Elizabeth, NJ.


  • Communicate directly with recently resettled refugee youth and parents, health clinics, schools, and other community partners to ensure students’ success in school
  • Collect medical records, school records, and other official documents to enroll newly arrived youth in Elizabeth and Roselle Public Schools
  • Attend and support after-school enrichment activities as needed
  • Conduct youth program in-takes with new clients
  • Present orientation to U.S. school system to newly arrived families
  • Support families with applying for free lunch, purchasing school uniforms, and beginning school
  • Arrange and attend meetings between families and teachers to support youths’ needs
  • Track all advocacy interventions in case-note system and support with data reporting for state and federal grants


  1. Intern will learn how to effectively manage caseloads of youth clients
  2. Intern will learn how to track and analyze qualitative and quantitative data regarding youth outcomes
  3. Intern will learn how to communicate effectively across different cultures and navigate difficult conversations with clients
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