The IRC’s economic empowerment programs support refugees and low-income immigrants as they rebuild their lives in the U.S. The IRC’s programs are built to help newcomers understand the U.S. financial system-including banking and credit-and to achieve self-sufficiency. The financial wellbeing intern will help clients achieve basic financial stability, and will help clients learn to grow their income and assets. The intern will provide both administrative and direct service support.
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (3 month minimum; 3+ months preferred)
Work directly with the financial capability coordinator under the economic empowerment team to provide financial literacy resources to clients one-on-one and in a group setting
Help develop the financial literacy curriculum by researching new topics as needed
Administrative support and data entry through IRC’s Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) and Salesforce platforms
Outreach to clients to educate them about financial literacy program and loan products; help coordinate client appointments
Become familiar with IRC’s loan products through the IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) including credit building, auto, education and training, work support and immigration
Familiarity with the U.S. banking system and credit scoring system
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to prioritize competing demands
Understanding and ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding client information
Ability to explain and simplify complex information and systems for diverse populations and English langue learners
A strong interest in the economic empowerment of refugee and immigrant communities
Learn about the financial barriers newcomers face when rebuilding their lives in our communities
Gain an in-depth understanding of the resources available to newcomers to help them become self-sufficient and achieve their economic goals
Learn to create and implement a curriculum for refugee and immigrant clients
Build an understanding of services available to newcomers to work towards self-sufficiency
1873 S. Bellaire St., 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222, US
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.