International Rescue Committee is inviting applications from eligible candidates for its Child Protection internship program in New York.

About International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein. The IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees and displaced people forced to flee from war or disaster.

About the Opportunity

International Rescue Committee is inviting applications from eligible candidates for its Child Protection internship program in New York.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist casework staff with building and maintaining case files to ensure that all requirements for documentation are met consistently throughout the provision of Post Release Services.
  • Assist casework staff in building a strong network with local service providers who are available to provide needed services and resources to unaccompanied minors through research and outreach initiatives.
  • Refer unaccompanied minors to resources and services, as well as schedule any appointments, as necessary and instructed by the casework staff.
  • Research services and resources applicable to the CP program to facilitate the referral process.
  • Accompany clients to certain appointments with their sponsor in the New York City area, as appropriate given COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Ensure client success with a strong emphasis on education and empowerment through high-quality service that encourages clients to thrive in their community.
  • Adhere to IRC policies, particularly those related to confidentiality and client privacy.
  • Practice sensitivity to cultural and personality differences of clients by respecting their beliefs and values.
  • Perform reception duties such as greeting visitors to the office and connecting them to appropriate staff.
  • Provide translation and interpretation when necessary.


  • Undergraduate-level studies in International Relations, Social Sciences, or related Global fields.
  • Preferably fluent or highly conversational in Spanish – translation experience is a plus.
  • Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to this vulnerable immigrant population, and a strong desire to help unaccompanied minors adjust to life in the U.S.
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Culturally competent and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Patience, understanding, flexibility with a consistent positive attitude.
  • Engaged in learning about the broader IRC mission, philosophy, global work, and local efforts.
  • Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.


New York.

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