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DOCA Youth Navigator Intern

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  • 4 people are interested

Time Commitment: 10-20 hours per week depending on school requirements, weekend and evening hours as needed (4 month minimum; End of August and early September to end of December)


  • Meet in client homes, and build rapport with identified vulnerable families

  • Conduct feedback on support mechanisms from summer programs, to develop or modify programs to

    ensure that they are consistently meeting the ever-evolving needs of clients

  • Maintain relationships with clients, community organizations, and schools in order to facilitate integration

  • Digital literacy

  • Create safe spaces for youth to ask questions

  • Model and practice English language

  • Advocate for IEP’s and other school resources

  • Facilitate access to, and encourage psychosocial support programs

  • Light tutoring as needed

  • Support and model system navigation with community partners and within school resources

  • Assess interpreter needs, develop and facilitate relevant trainings

  • Build professional relationships with clients in a culturally sensitive and trauma informed method Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with measurement tools and feedback mechanisms such as surveys and needs assessments

  • Proficiency in Arabic, Swahili or other critical languages a plus Required Skills:

  • Familiarity and interest in working with refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture,

    migrants and immigrant communities

  • Demonstrable inter-relational skills in order to establish and maintain community partnerships across the

    Denver metro areas with agencies who provide supportive services for IRC clients. These community partnerships include but are not limited to: Cooking Matters, Denver Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools, the YMCA and Yoga for the People.

  • Ability to work within a team to provide holistic and integrated services to clients

  • Possess leadership and self-motivation skills and be able to work independently

  • Have an interest in program development and be willing to develop and modify existing curricula as

    determined by the evolving needs of IRC clients

  • Be organized and detail oriented

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel and Outlook 365

  • Be flexible and responsive to the changing needs of clients and the changing dynamics of the current

    socio-political system


Learning Objective:

The DOCA Youth Navigator Intern will gain U.S. field and office experience interacting with and assisting asylum, refugees and immigrants resettled in the US. They will learn how to build dynamic relationships and provide stress management and communication skills. They will model how to navigate support systems in the community and especially within schools, and empower clients to access resources. They will also become familiar with the multidimensional areas of Health and Wellness programming offered by the IRC and in conjunction with community partners. The intern will gain experience developing and modifying programs, learn to conduced regular needs assessments, and learn to integrate evidence into program development.



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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
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


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



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  • 10-20 hours/week

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