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Community Engagement (Paid) Intern


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2024-08-01

Requisition ID: req51341

Job Title: Community Engagement (Paid) Intern

Sector: Community Development

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: Elizabeth, NJ USA

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Job Description

Job Title: Community Engagement Intern
Start Date: Summer 2024
Duration: 10 weeks; May-August 2024
Compensation: Paid Internship
Location: Elizabeth, NJ

Hiring decisions for IRC's Summer 2024 Paid Internship opportunities will be made by 4/30/24. If you are applying or have applied after Friday 4/19/24, we cannot guarantee that you will be considered as a candidate.

 BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in NJ was founded in 1984. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in NJ, the IRC in NJ resettles an average of 400 refugees into NJ annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 2,500 refugees and asylees.

 SCOPE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT VOLUNTEER WORK: This assignment is located within the Community Engagement Department, whose purpose is to establish strong, mutually-beneficial connections between the community and the IRC in NJ order to garner, in-kind and volunteer resources for clients. The Community Engagement Intern will work closely with the Community Engagement Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator towards these goals in order to enhance the IRC in NJ’s ability to meet client needs. This position is a paid internship assignment and requires to a 10-week completion period from May to August 2024.


  • Assist in maintaining accurate, up-to-date data across pertinent databases;
  • Collect and record community engagement prospect information
  • Attend community engagement events and information sessions
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers, interns, community sponsors and Americorps members;
  • Help maintain accurate, up-to-date data across pertinent databases;
  • Record and analyze program data pertaining to volunteers, interns, community sponsors and Americorps members;
  • Compile and post volunteer descriptions as needed;
  • Assist with community engagement, volunteer recruiting and management, external communications, in-kind donations related tasks as needed;
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and special staff development programs.


Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current NJ undergraduate student
  • Current NJ Graduate student
  • Recent NJ College Graduate: must have graduated less than one year prior to start of the internship experience (May 2023-May 2024 graduates)
  • A current undergraduate student who is a permanent NJ resident-these candidates will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for eligibility and there will be a limited amount of funding allotted for students meeting this criteria.
  • Selected interns are required to serve for 10 weeks between May to August 2024

IRC, leading the way From Harm to Home.

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