Remote Internship at IRC: Financial Education and Literacy
International Rescue Committee

Remote Internship at IRC: Financial Education and Literacy

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Deadline
28 Nov 2020
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IRC is offering a remote internship opportunity, as a part-time financial education and literacy intern within Economic Recovery & Livelihood sector. This is a volunteer position to support the IRC in NY’s financial education program. This program aims to increase financial literacy of participants, provide them with financial coaching and access to low interest loans. This program aims to empower participants and boost their confidence to handle their personal finances. The Financial Coaching intern will support the program by providing financial coaching and counseling services to program participants, while also coordinating monthly financial education workshops for all IRC clients. The intern will also engage in outreach to external organizations as well putting together loan packages for clients

Eligibility criteria:

  1. The ideal candidate will have experience in providing coaching or counseling services,
  2. preferably in personal financial management.
  3. Experience working with immigrants or refugees in a social service setting
  4. Must have good written and verbal English language skills
  5. Ability to fluently speak at least one of the following languages (Farsi/Dari, Arabic, Spanish,
  6. French, Burmese, Mandarin, Russian, Urdu) preferred
  7. Must be willing to work varied hours
  8. Must be over 18
  9. Basic computer skills (Microsoft Access and Word, E-mail)
  10. Ability to pass a background check
  11. Adhere to professional standards of confidentiality and boundary-setting
  12. Due to the nature of the program, the financial coaching intern will need to volunteer for set office hours every week and should be available for a minimum of ten hours per week and up to fifteen, if possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one financial coaching and counseling for clients.
  • Track client meetings and progress in spreadsheet and through case noting on ETO software.
  • Facilitate monthly financial literacy/education workshops for clients.
  • Develop database of financial resources for clients.
  • Work in conjunction with the Economic Empowerment specialist to develop relationships with financial institutions and organizations providing financial services in NYC.
  • Communicate effectively in person and by telephone.
  • Collaborate with other IRC in NY programs as necessary
  • Adhere to IRC policies, particularly those related to confidentiality and client privacy.

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihood are shattered by conflict and disease to survive, recover and regain control of their future. It responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

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