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Workforce Development (Paid) Intern


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2024-08-01

Requisition ID: req51357

Job Title: Workforce Development (Paid) Intern

Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: Elizabeth, NJ USA

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

TITLE: Workforce Development Intern

LOCATION: Elizabeth, NJ
START DATE: Summer 2024
DURATION: 10 weeks; May to August 2024
COMPENSATION: Paid Internship

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: International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, the IRC provides resettlement, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.

SCOPE OF VOLUNTEER WORK: **** Seeking Spanish speakers**** Haitian Creole, Dari, Pashto or Arabic also welcome. A workforce development intern typically plays a vital role in supporting and contributing to various aspects of workforce development initiatives within an organization.

  • Program Support: Workforce development interns often assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of workforce development programs and initiatives. This may involve tasks such as conducting research, preparing program materials, assisting with logistics, and tracking program outcomes.
  • Outreach and Recruitment: Workforce development interns might be involved in outreach activities to promote workforce development programs to IRC clients. This could involve attending career fairs, conducting informational sessions, or developing marketing materials.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Interns may assist in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data related to workforce development programs. This can include tracking participant demographics, program outcomes, and performance metrics. They may also help in preparing reports and presentations summarizing the findings.
  • Research and Trend Analysis: Interns might be tasked with conducting research on labor market trends, industry needs, or best practices in workforce development. This research can inform the development of new programs or the improvement of existing initiatives.
  • Administrative Support: Workforce development interns often provide general administrative support to the team, which may include tasks such as scheduling meetings, organizing files, preparing documents, and responding to inquiries


  • Assist employment coordinator in day-to-day administrative responsibilities.
  • Coordinate and perform advanced administrative tasks.
  • Conduct more complex research to assist team members.
  • Assist with the preparation of data for projects and studies; compile statistics as required or requested.
  • File, retrieve, collect, organize, manage, and distribute information from diverse internal and external sources.
  • Perform assigned project tasks within specified timeframes.
  • Conducting basic marketing functions.
  • Coordinate social media efforts across multiple platforms.
  • Perform complex library searches, reading and copying relevant materials.
  • Perform site visits and help refugees in taking public transportation
  • Perform data entry.
  • Perform other duties as required.


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

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