Economic Empowerment Internship


The Luminus Network for New Americans is a non-profit located in Columbia, Maryland that empowers immigrants, refugees, asylees and other foreign-born individuals and families through legal, social, language, and employment services.    

The Economic Empowerment Intern will help with a range of activities to integrate and connect immigrants and refugees to the U.S. workforce.

This position reports to the Employment and Retention Specialist.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct and complete pre-screening calls to ensure potential candidates meet program entrance requirements.
  • Work individually with clients to create resumes, conduct job searches, complete applications, and help them understand U.S. work culture.
  • Assist the employment specialists with a variety of projects and administration needs, such entering and updating data on Salesforce.

Minimum Commitment:

  • 5-10 hours per week for a 3-month period, with possibility of extension.

Required Experience / Education:

  • High School senior or undergraduate with interested in International Relations, Economics, Adult Education, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field.
  • Proficient computer and online search skills using programs such as MS Office, Windows, Indeed, Google, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish and/or Pashto and/or Dari.


  • $16.00 per hour
  • This position is not eligible for benefits such as medical insurance or paid leave, etc.

To apply, please send your resume to with “Economic Empowerment Internship” written in the subject line. 

Luminus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, or service in the military.