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Summer 2024 Economic Empowerment - Matching Grant Intern

🚀 Summer Internship

Louisville

AI generated summary

  • You must be a current student or recent graduate with U.S. citizenship or valid work authorization, available during business hours, able to handle confidential information, have intercultural communication skills, work independently and in a team, and adhere to IRC policies.
  • You will assist with eligibility assessments, create self-sufficiency plans, help clients with budgeting, remove barriers to self-sufficiency, maintain casefiles, track service provision, manage in-kind donations, and learn about programs for humanitarian immigrants.

Summer Internship

Banking & FinanceLouisville

Description

  • The Summer 2024 Economic Empowerment – Matching Grant Intern assists IRC Louisville Matching Grant (MG) clients in achieving self-sufficiency through support in the resume, pre-application, and interview stages of securing jobs. This position works closely with the Matching Grant Caseworker to ensure clients receive seamless and high-quality services and that IRC Louisville meets Matching Grant program requirements. This position interacts with clients regularly, helps build employment skills, and helps refugees navigate community resources to achieve self-sufficiency

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will gain US resettlement agency experience in assessing new clients.
  • Interns will learn how to communicate effectively across cultures including by utilizing interpreters.
  • Intern will acquire knowledge of programs and public benefits available to humanitarian immigrants.
  • Intern will learn reporting requirements for resettlement agencies and how capturing this data improves services.

Requirements

  • Must be a current undergraduate student, graduate student, or less than 12 months past graduation.
  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or must have active and compliant visas and work authorization status in the United States (the IRC must not be represented as a sponsor or host in any application, filing, or other context for an intern).
  • Primary availability during IRC business hours (M-F; 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM).
  • Preference given to applicants able to make multi-term commitment.
  • Ability to handle sensitive client information confidentially.
  • Strong intercultural communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and across language barriers.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable populations preferred, but not required.
  • Education and/or experience working in social work/social services preferred, but not required.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Excel and willingness to learn to use new software for data entry.
  • Adherence to IRC volunteer/intern and workplace policies

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance

Responsibilities

  • Provide equal treatment to all client groups in accordance with the agency's commitment to the dignity of all persons
  • Assist MG Case Worker in completing eligibility assessments and MG enrollments.
  • Create individualized Self-Sufficiency Plans with MG clients to identify and strategize on how to remove barriers to economic self-sufficiency.
  • Collaborate with clients to create family budgets and provide resources to reduce expenses as needed
  • Perform activities related to removing barriers to self-sufficiency such as helping clients secure state IDs, open bank accounts, public transportation orientation, etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate casefiles and case notes, and complete regular casefile review.
  • Track service provision through electronic data entry and organize required client documentation.
  • Manage distribution and tracking of in-kind donations to MG clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Learning Objectives:
  • Intern will gain US resettlement agency experience in assessing new clients.
  • Interns will learn how to communicate effectively across cultures including by utilizing interpreters.
  • Intern will acquire knowledge of programs and public benefits available to humanitarian immigrants.
  • Intern will learn reporting requirements for resettlement agencies and how capturing this data improves services.

Details

Work type

Part time

Work mode

office

Location

Louisville