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Health Education Intern

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Apply for this position, with a cover letter and resume, using the IRC Online Application: https://rescueglobal.secure.force.com/volunteer/

The IRC's Fall 2021 Internship Program runs August 30-December 17, 2021

Application Deadline for Fall 2021 Internships is June 10, 2021

Health education intern
This position will work with the health team to provide health education and connect refugee families to community health resources.

  • Number of intern positions available: 1
  • Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week (3 month minimum; 6 months preferred)
  • Duties:
    • Provide in-home lessons on a variety of health topics to newly arrived families (general info on Medicaid; the differences between emergency, primary, and urgent care; how to call 911; dental care/hygiene; how to make an appointment on the phone; reproductive health; nutrition; etc.)
    • Teach clients how to take the bus to their primary care location
    • Provide one-on-one support to clients who need additional support understanding key concepts relating to their health
    • Support the health team as necessary with transportation to health appointments
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Background in teaching a plus
    • Preference given to applicants able to make a multi-semester commitment
  • Required Skills:
    • Pursuing a degree in health sciences, public health, social work, or possessing equivalent experience
    • Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Understanding of and ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding client information
    • Driver's license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, and clean driving record
  • Learning Objectives:
The Health Education Intern will gain experience in delivering health information to newly arrived refugee families. The intern will learn about barriers that affect access to health care for refugee populations and health issues. They will become confident in addressing these barriers by creating simple curriculum to teach families about topics relevant to their health. They will work closely with the rest of the health team to assist clients with extensive health needs.


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1873 S. Bellaire St., 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222, US

Mission Statement

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in the U.S. and around the world to help people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster as they survive, recover and regain control of their future. We are one of the nine national resettlement agencies that partner with the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide services to refugees approved for resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Denver and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Immigrants & Refugees


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1873 S. Bellaire St.5th FloorDenver, CO 80222



  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Healthcare
  • Multi-Tasking




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours per week
  • Driver's license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, clean driving record

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