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Refugee Career and Financial Coaching Intern - Summer 2024

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You need experience working with refugees, workforce development, problem-solving skills, communication abilities, proficiency in MS Office and web-based apps, fluency in English, and a valid driver's license.
  • You will provide career and financial coaching to refugee clients, prepare them for interviews, develop employability plans, research potential employers, coordinate job interviews, and assist with documentation and paperwork.

Summer Internship

Banking & FinanceBaltimore


  • Career and Financial Coaching interns will assist IRC employment specialists with daily activities that contribute to the self-sufficiency of refugees, asylees and other humanitarian immigrants in the Baltimore metropolitan area. This may include working individually with clients to conduct job searches and prepare for interviews, leading small group job readiness training sessions, conducting research on potential employers and assisting with service documentation. Interns may also have the opportunity to develop an employment-specific project.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about public benefits in Maryland and employers in the Baltimore metropolitan area.  
  • Learn about barriers clients face in securing employment, and possible interventions to reduce barriers.  
  • Gain experience presenting job preparedness training material to targeted client groups. 
  • Learn to communicate effectively with clients across cultures. 


  • Prior experience and interest working with refugees and immigrants preferred.
  • Prior experience and interest in workforce development or related services preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced, cross-cultural environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and reliable follow-through, with outstanding attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and web-based applications (databases, Box).
  • Fluency in English required. Bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of the local client base is desired.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable access to a vehicle with current insurance and the ability to travel regularly throughout Baltimore strongly preferred.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • Work one-on-one with humanitarian immigrants to identify barriers to employment and develop an understanding of the U.S. job search process.
  • Prepare clients for interviews through virtual one-on-one coaching and job readiness training cohort classes.
  • Collaborate with the economic empowerment team to create and implement employability plans for all clients.
  • Identify potential employers by researching online and cold-calling.
  • Assist clients to coordinate transportation to job interviews and assist with the completion of new hire paperwork under the direction of the intern’s supervisor and as COVID-19 safety precautions allow
  • Assist with service documentation through case-notes and case file maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Work type

Part time

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