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International Rescue Committee Community Sponsorship Intern in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Requisition ID: req43473

Job Title: Community Sponsorship Intern

Sector: Employment

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: Elizabeth, NJ

Job Description

TITLE: Community Sponsorship Intern

LOCATION:Elizabeth, NJ

START& End DATE:September – December 2023

DURATION: Approx. 3 months

POSITION REPORTS TO:Community Sponsorship Coordinator

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.


The Community Sponsorship Intern will support the program development and maintenance of the IRC NJ community sponsorship program. The Community Sponsorship intern will support community groups, faith-based organizations, and businesses in the welcoming and integration of refugees, help build awareness of and support for forcibly displaced populations and seed the larger landscape for community sponsorship in the US. The Community Sponsorship Intern will work directly with the Community Sponsorship Coordinator


  • Manage collaboration and communication across co-sponsor groups

  • Cultivate branded materials for training, public events, and community engagement

  • Coordinate and facilitate outreach to educate community groups, faith-based organizations, and businesses about the benefits of community sponsorship through presentations, newsletters, social media, and direct outreach.

  • Ensure accurate and compliant entry of case notes into data management system

  • Assist with program monitoring and evaluation

  • Conduct necessary screening for community groups

  • Other administrative, data, event and communication management tasks as needed.



  • Ability to work effectively in an environment that is multi-cultural and multi-lingual, experience

using interpreters desired

  • Highly effective communication skills, demonstrating strong partnership skills, emotional

intelligence, and situational awareness

  • Highly adaptable and flexible self-starter with ability to work independently as well as

collaborate with others, juggle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a demanding work


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Fluency in English; written and spoken

  • Working Environment: Standard office working environment with regular local travel within the service delivery area.