Online Internship Opportunity in Early Employment Programs with the IRC in New York

Online Internship Opportunity in Early Employment Programs with the IRC in New York

Worldwide 28 Nov 2020
International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is offering an online internship opportunity in career development in New York. This program aims to support IRC clients to establish in reaching career goals they have set for themselves. The career development intern will support the program by enrolling clients in the program, assist them in building a career pathway, and identifying industry-specific programs and opportunities related to career goals. The intern will also conduct research that will support the building of relationships with employers as wells as internship and apprenticeship partners. The intern will also provide job readiness tools to participants. The ideal candidates will have prior experience in the field of career development or job readiness programming.


  • The ideal candidate will have experience in job readiness and coaching.
  • Experience working with immigrants or refugees in a social service setting.
  • Must have good written and verbal English language skills.
  • Ability to fluently speak at least one of the following languages (Farsi/Dari, Arabic, Spanish, French, Burmese, Mandarin, Russian, Urdu) preferred.
  • Must be willing to work varied hours.
  • Must be over 18.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Access and Word, E-mail).
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Adhere to professional standards of confidentiality and boundary-setting.
  • This position reports to the Career Development Coordinator.


  • Provide one-on-one job coaching and counseling for clients.
  • Assist clients in developing resumes, cover letters, and preparing for interviews.
  • Conduct enrollment and intakes and surveys for all clients.
  • Track client meetings and progress in spreadsheets and through case noting on ETO software.
  • Research employment and vocational training opportunities in NYC.
  • Maintain a database of clients and employers for program staff.
  • Assist in the facilitation of Job Readiness Training via Whatsapp and Zoom.
  • Work in conjunction with the IRC Employment Specialists to develop relationships with employers/businesses and organizations providing workforce 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 the International Rescue Committee (IRC):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 as the International Relief Association, at the request of Albert Einstein, and changing its name in 1942 after amalgamating with the similar Emergency Rescue Committee, the IRC provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in about 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient. It focuses mainly on health, education, economic well-being, power, and safety.

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