Career and Financial Coaching Intern - Spring 2024
Company: International Rescue Committee
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Requisition ID: req46002 Job Title: Career and Financial
Coaching Intern - Spring 2024 Sector: Social Work Employment
Category: Intern Employment Type: Part-Time Open to Expatriates:
Location: Baltimore, MD USA
Job Description Background
The International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) helps people
whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster
recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the
Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing
people forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over
and 28 U.S cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions
uprooted and struggling to rebuild their lives. The IRC in
Baltimore was established
in 1999 and currently serves over 2,500 immigrants and refugees per
Scope of Work
Career and Financial Coaching interns will assist IRC employment
specialists with daily activities that contribute to the
self-sufficiency of refugees, asylees and other humanitarian
immigrants in the Baltimore metropolitan area. This may include
working individually with clients to conduct job searches and
prepare for interviews, leading small group job readiness training
sessions, conducting research on potential employers and assisting
with service documentation. Interns may also have the opportunity
to develop an employment-specific project.
Employment Specialist, Financial Coach or Program Coordinator
*Learn about public benefits in Maryland and employers in the
Baltimore metropolitan area.
*Learn about barriers clients face in securing employment, and
possible interventions to reduce barriers.
*Gain experience presenting job preparedness training material to
targeted client groups.
*Learn to communicate effectively with clients across cultures.
*Work one-on-one with humanitarian immigrants to identify barriers
to employment and develop an understanding of the U.S. job search
*Prepare clients for interviews through virtual one-on-one coaching
and job readiness training cohort classes.
*Collaborate with the economic empowerment team to create and
implement employability plans for all clients.
*Identify potential employers by researching online and
*Assist clients to coordinate transportation to job interviews and
assist with the completion of new hire paperwork under the
direction of the intern's supervisor and as COVID-19 safety
*Assist with service documentation through case-notes and case file
*Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications *Prior experience and interest working with refugees
and immigrants preferred.
*Prior experience and interest in workforce development or related
*Ability to work independently and as a team member in a
fast-paced, cross-cultural environment.
*Strong problem-solving skills and reliable follow-through, with
outstanding attention to detail.
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
*Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
and web-based applications (databases, Box).
*Fluency in English required. Bilingual ability in one of the
predominant languages of the local client base is desired.
*Valid driver's license, reliable access to a vehicle with current
insurance and the ability to travel regularly throughout Baltimore
strongly preferred. Position Details
* HYBRID: Spring 2024 internships will be hybrid. This includes a
combination of standard office environment, remote work, and field
time within the greater Baltimore area.
* DATES: Internships start with a required in-person orientation on
Friday, January 19, 2024 (approx. 10 AM - 3 PM) at the IRC
Baltimore office. Regular weekly hours start the week of January
22, 2024, and will continue through April 12, 2024 (12 total
* HOURS: Internships require a minimum of 12 hours per week for 12
weeks. Weekly schedules generally include three mornings or
afternoons (i.e. 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm), to be coordinated with each
supervisor. Interns should be able to come to the office at least
1-2 days per week.
* LAPTOP: Interns will be issued an IRC laptop for the duration of
the internship to perform both remote and in-office
* REIMBURSEMENT: Internships with the IRC in Baltimore are unpaid.
University credit may be arranged. Spring 2024 interns are eligible
for per diem reimbursement at the rate of $15 per day (defined as
7.5 hours) to offset the costs of food and travel of the
internship. Interns may also be reimbursed for mileage driven for
any approved activities (based on round-trip mileage from the IRC
*DUE DATE: Apply online at www.rescue.org/careers by 11:59 PM ET on
Sunday, November 26, 2023.
*INTERVIEWS: Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted
in early December to schedule interviews. Due to the volume of
applications, only applicants who are selected for interviews will
be contacted. Interviews will be conducted approximately December 6
- 14. When possible, interviews will be conducted in-person in the
*OFFERS: Applicants who have interviewed for positions can expect
to receive a decision no later than December 22, 2023.
Confirmations will be due by the end of December.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our
company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual
orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability
status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are
provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job
application or interview process, to perform essential job
functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of
employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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