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Community Engagement Intern


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req43475

Job Title: Community Engagement Intern

Sector: Community Development

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: Elizabeth, NJ

Job Description

Job Title: Fall 2023 Community Engagement Intern
Sector: Community Development
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Part-Time
Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly
Location: Elizabeth, NJ


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 29 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in NJ was founded in 1984.  As the largest refugee resettlement agency in NJ, the IRC in NJ resettles an average of 400 refugees into NJ annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 2,500 refugees and asylees.  


This volunteer assignment is located within the Community Engagement Department, whose purpose is to establish strong, mutually-beneficial connections between the community and the IRC in NJ order to garner, in-kind and volunteer resources for clients. The Community Engagement Volunteer will work closely with the Community Engagement Manager and Community Sponsorship Coordinator towards these goals in order to enhance the IRC in NJ’s ability to meet client needs. This position is an unpaid volunteer assignment and requires a minimum of 10 hours a week for at least three months.


  • Assist in maintaining accurate, up-to-date data across pertinent databases;
  • Collect and record community engagement prospect information
  • Attend community engagement events and information sessions
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers, interns, community sponsors and Americorps members;  
  • Help maintain accurate, up-to-date data across pertinent databases;  
  • Record and analyze program data pertaining to volunteers, interns, community sponsors and Americorps members;  
  • Compile and post volunteer descriptions as needed;  
  • Assist with community engagement, volunteer recruiting and management, external communications, in-kind donations related tasks as needed;  
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and special staff development programs.



  • Ability to work effectively in an environment that is multi-cultural and multi-lingual, experience
    using interpreters desired
  • Highly effective communication skills, demonstrating strong partnership skills, emotional
    intelligence, and situational awareness
  • Highly adaptable and flexible self-starter with ability to work independently as well as
    collaborate with others, juggle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a demanding work
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English; written and spoken
  • Working Environment: Standard office working environment with regular local travel within the service delivery area.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.