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Employment Intern - Summer 2024

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must commit 16 hours weekly, be culturally sensitive, have social work background, and willing to learn and perform various duties in a global setting.
  • You will conduct outreach, research job opportunities, build partnerships, assist refugees with job search and interviews, manage employment resources, and provide public transportation training.

Summer Internship

People, HR & Administration•Glendale


  • The Employment Intern will support the IRC-LA Integration Team with various aspects of employment. Duties include but are not limited to assisting IRC staff with growing the employer network, assisting clients with workforce development, resume-building, completing new hire paperwork, and helping them learn biking or public transportation routes to and from work. All activities will be done in coordination with the IRC-LA office staff.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The intern will learn how to effectively manage employment programs across a wide network.
  • The intern will learn how to provide direct services to immigrant populations.
  • The intern will learn how to develop relationships with partners and employers.


  • Able to commit at least 16 hours per week for the duration of 4-6 months.
  • Availability on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Must be available in person 1-2 day at our LA Office in Glendale,CA.
  • Must be culturally sensitive, respectful of diverse backgrounds, and willing to work with English language learners; previous cross-cultural communication experience is a plus.
  • IRC orientation and background check (HireRight) required.
  • Educational background in social work or equivalent work experience serving low-to-moderate income immigrant populations (including refugees, asylum seekers, etc.) preferred.
  • Flexibility, patience, and willingness to learn/perform reasonable duties as needed.
  • Engaged in learning about the IRC mission, philosophy, global work, and local efforts.
  • Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer/Intern and workplace policies.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

People, HR & Administration


  • Conduct outreach attempts such as cold-calling new and prospective employers; Research and collect information on job networking events and opportunities; Develop strong leads and share prospective job networking events and opportunities with IRC-LA staff.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with employers in the community.
  • Support refugee families as they work towards self-sufficiency by assisting in the job search, resume-building, and interview process.
  • Assisting with scheduling interviews and completing new hire paperwork.
  • Conduct public transportation training in relation to locations such as place of employment, the IRC-LA office, and job service agencies/fairs.
  • Help build and manage the Employment resource database.


Work type

Part time

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