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International Rescue Committee Gender Equity Women's Empowerment Internship (Economic Empowerment) in Wichita, Kansas

Requisition ID: req19076

Job Title: Gender Equity Women's Empowerment Internship (Economic Empowerment)

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Wichita, KS USA

Job Description


Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In addition, other at risk individuals and families are served through employment services, job readiness training, adult education and immigration services.

Internship Summary

The Women’s Empowerment intern will develop and lead workshops to promote women’s health and economic empowerment and encourage individuals to become self-sufficient, engagement members of the community. This position will also advocate for clients rights and needs. S/he may also help with administrative tasks. Must be comfortable working with clients from a variety of backgrounds.


Develop and lead workshops on self-confidence, gender issues, economic empowerment and women’s health in a culturally-appropriate manner

Meet with clients to create self-sufficiency plans; support clients as they work through their plan

Advocate on behalf of/ with clients who identify as female to address employment related barriers, such as childcare.

Assist Employment Caseworker in locating employment opportunities; producing and revising cover letters, resumes and other employment documents

Research partnerships and opportunities in local area to raise visibility and invite engagement


In-depth training will be provided for interns to understand IRC programming and the various needs of clients accessing IRC services. A high-level of confidentiality is required when working with IRC clients.


Skills & Qualifications

Must be enrolled in a formal internship program through local university

Comfort working with diverse populations and English language learners.

Experience working in social work/social services preferred, but not required.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

All volunteers and interns must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.