Psychosocial support program intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


405 Urban StreetSuite 400Lakewood, CO 80228


Psychosocial Support Program Intern

Work directly with the Psychosocial Support Specialist and Wellness Promoter to participate in the coordination of programming, program development and the encouragement of refugee, asylee, survivor of trafficking or torture, immigrant wellness, empowerment, and resilience.

  • Number of intern positions available: 2
  • Start date: End of May 2018
  • Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week
  • Duties:
    • Conceptualization and facilitation of groups
    • Management of garden and relevant programming facilitated in the garden
    • Assess interpreter needs, develop and facilitate relevant trainings
    • Build professional relationships with clients in a culturally sensitive and trauma informed method
    • Administer and collect wellness data with multiple measurement tools
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Familiarity and interest in working with refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants; familiarity with culturally sensitive and trauma informed methods in building professional relationships; familiarity with administering and collecting data with the measurement tools assessing wellbeing symptoms; leadership skills and self-motivated qualities; strong organizational skills; strong interpersonal skills to establish relationships with clients and maintain community partnerships (Cooking Matters, Trauma Informed Yoga Instructors, Boys and Girls Club, etc.); strong preference of candidate being enrolled in graduate program, or having recently graduated
  • Required Skills:
    • Willingness to learn about IRC objectives and all areas of Health and Wellness programming through IRC; interest in program development and developing group curriculum based on needs identified in clients; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Exce
  • Learning Objective:
    • The Psychosocial Support Intern will gain U.S. field and office experience interacting with and assisting asylum, refugees and immigrants resettled in the US. Intern will acquire detailed knowledge of program development, management and facilitation as well as how to capture the impact of the programs on the clients. Intern will build professional relationships with clients, coordinate the facilitation of programs and maintain community collaborations.


  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross-cultural Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per week

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