[Remote] Refugee Cash Assistant Intern
- Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
- Location: Remote | Elizabeth
- Grade: Internship - Internship
- Administrative support
- Refugee rights and well-being
- Cash-Based Interventions
- Closing Date:
Job Title: Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Intern
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Part-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Elizabeth, NJ USA (remotely)
DURATION: 4-5 MONTHS
START DATE: Early February
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.
Job Overview: The RCA Intern will work closely with the RCA Caseworker to provide trauma-informed services to refugees and other qualified immigrants to support a positive resettlement experience and the achievement of client self-sufficiency. This will include working closely with clients, colleagues, and external parties to develop service and/or self-sufficiency plans to meet individual client needs and preferences utilizing a broad range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources in accordance with client eligibility and program requirements. *This is an unpaid internship position*
Assist the case worker to conduct intake services with clients to assess needs, develop self-sufficiency plans and timelines in partnership with each client.
Provide individualized support through direct services, referrals, and advocacy.
Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, address challenges, and to ensure that available resources are utilized.
Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input
client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as
Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations. Build and maintain relationships with area service providers for the benefit of clients.
Other duties as assigned.