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2019 Refugee Resettlement: Education & Employment Internship

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To apply to Refugee Resettlement please email your resume and cover letter to with “2020 Education & Employment Internship Application” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis.

The Refugee Resettlement department of Catholic Charities Community Services provides assistance to refugees, asylees, SIVs, Cuban/Haitian entrants, certified victims of trafficking, and unaccompanied minors from diverse backgrounds. The department offers case management, employment-based, and educational services that help clients feel secure in their new community. To further help us with this goal, we are looking to bring on interns who are interested in engaging in our office functions while interacting one-on-one with clients to help them work towards self-sufficiency.

Interns are able to work with a diverse, multicultural staff and client population, gain insights into the challenges that refugees/asylees face, provide a service to the office that is integral in the resettlement process, and learn more about non-profit programming and management.

*Resettlement program-specific internships are also available for Master of Social Work(MSW) students. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Develop client resumes
  • Assist in school enrollments and job applications
  • Prepare for and accompany clients to appointments
  • Assist in client intakes and assessments
  • Facilitate workshops and orientations
  • Perform mock interviews and interview preparation
  • Tutor in computer basics and employment readiness
  • Conduct research on education, housing, mental health, and other resources available in NYC
  • Assist in administrative tasks

Required Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  •  Able to work independently and balance multiple projects and deadlines
  • Flexible, patient, compassionate, and interested in working with a refugee/asylee population
  • Additional language skills (particularly French, Arabic, and Spanish) are beneficial but not required


Intern hours normally take place during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Hours/shifts can be flexible according to intern's schedule and availability. 

Required commitment of 12+ hours per week for a minimum of three months. 


80 Maiden Lane, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10038

How to Apply:

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to with "Education & Employment Internship Application" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis.

Contact Information:

Therese McCarry, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 212-419-3738


If you would like to donate to support us in our work with immigrants and refugees as they seek safety at our southern border and here in New York, please visit this link.

Immigrant & Refugee Services
Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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