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Survivor of Torture Project - Clinical Support Intern ​

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The IRC in Denver’s Survivors of Torture Project is facilitated under a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This newly launched program will provide direct services to survivors of torture (SOTs). The program delivers holistic services to support survivors and their families in their rehabilitation. Services include in-house case management, psychosocial support and legal services, as well as medical and mental health services provided by referral to community partners.​

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (6 month minimum; 6+ months preferred) ​


  • Assist Clinical Case Manager (CCM) in developing action plans for clients following determination meeting ​
  • Assist clients who are ineligible for SoT services get connected to other supportive services internally at IRC or in the Denver Metro Community ​
  • Provide psychoeducation to clients related to accessing mental health and physical health services and client rights related to treatment​
  • Support clients in accessing navigation of transportation system to locations for needed community based services​
  • Work with clients to address personal and sociocultural barriers to accessing services ​
  • Follow up on referrals with client and providers to identify potential areas for escalated need ​
  • Engage in safety planning with assistance of CCM as needed ​
  • Support CCM in providing capacity building training to interpreters and community partners ​
  • Other duties as required ​

Required Skills:

  • Pursuing a degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field​
  • Comfort and ability to work with refugees and asylees who have experienced complex trauma related to war and violence, specifically torture ​
  • Demonstrated understanding of implementing trauma informed practices ​
  • Understand how to critically examine and implement relevant evidence-based practices ​
  • Demonstrated commitment to client confidentiality and management of sensitive personal and legal information ​
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working cross culturally with English language learners and diverse populations​
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work independently as needed ​
  • Ability to work within a team to provide holistic and integrated services to clients ​
  • Strong computer proficiency, including MS Office, internet applications and databases ​
  • Be flexible and responsive to the changing needs of clients and the changing dynamics of the current socio-political system ​

Learning Objectives:

The Clinical Intern will gain experience working with a diverse population managing complex experiences of trauma, particularly those navigating refugee, asylee or asylum-seeking status. The Intern will develop skills creating action plans, developing safety plans with the possibility of facilitating mental health assessments. Intern will learn and gain a deeper understanding of mental health and psychosocial support services in the Denver Metro area and contribute to developing new services as needs arise. ​

The intern will also learn to facilitate and implement trauma informed practices and build capacity in community and organizational partners to follow suit. ​


Due to the sensitive context of the program, supervision is mandatory and will be provided at minimum bi - weekly. Supervision will be provided by the Clinical Case Manager with consultation with the Clinical Care Coordinator as needed. Candidates are strongly encouraged to develop a personal self - care plan to be discussed in supervision. ​


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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
Crisis Support
Immigrants & Refugees


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



  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Patient Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Work




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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