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Economic Empowerment Intern (REMOTE)

Elizabeth (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
  • Closing Date:

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Title: Economic Empowerment Intern

Location: REMOTE

Start Date: September 2021

Duration: September 2021 - December 2021


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 more than 20 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. 

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. 


  • Research and identify programs, resources & employers to help refugees meet long-term educational, employment and life goals; Develop/maintain database of financial resources for clients
  • Provide one-on-one financial coaching and counseling for clients
  • Assist employable clients prepare resumes, submit online job applications & prepare for interviews 
  • Client outreach to identify and follow up on job placements, track meetings, progress & retention rates
  • Co-facilitate financial literacy/education workshops for client groups
  • Provide translation and interpretation when necessary.
  • Other related duties as assigned, including answering and directing phone calls


  1. Learn about career development programs for refugee and immigrant populations
  2. Develop communications skills including group orientations, client assessments & one-on-one trainings 
  3. Practice community outreach, client services and problem-solving skills
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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