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Economic Empowerment Intern

Elizabeth

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

TITLE: ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT INTERN (RSS)
LOCATION: ELIZABETH, NJ
START DATE: 9/1/2022
DURATION: 3-4 MONTHS – preference given to candidates that can commit to a full academic year
POSITION REPORTS TO: CASEWORKER, SOPHIE JIBNIE CEUS

BACKGROUND: International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, the IRC provides resettlement, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Economic Empowerment program aims to provide newly arrived immigrants with the resources they need to adjust to life in the United States and set them on a path towards self-sufficiency. Through the Refugee Support Services (RSS) program, caseworkers provide direct case management to clients, focusing on Cuban and Haitian families. The Economic Empowerment Intern (RSS) will support the RSS Caseworker in providing essential services to these families.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Economic Empowerment Intern (RSS) will support the RSS Caseworker by providing direct case management services to clients, assisting with administrative tasks, conducting community resource research, and corresponding with local partners. *This is an unpaid internship position.*

STANDARD RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct eligibility assessments and intake interviews with new clients
Help clients complete applications for public benefits and other forms of assistance
Research and compile up-to-date lists of community resources such as food banks, clothing drives, and pro bono legal consultations
Write letters, referrals, and other essential documents 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Student will learn how to effectively deliver social services to diverse populations 
Student will learn more about the cultural, contextual, and legal factors that affect our clients, particularly Cuban and Haitian Entrants
Student will learn how resettlement agencies interact with other partners to serve refugees and other categories of immigrants in the NY/NJ area

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