International Rescue Committee Child Care Education Intern

Basic Information

Address: 2305 Parklake Drive Northeast #100, Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone Number: 678 636 8928
Director: Duncan de la Feld

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Additional Information

Clearances Required: No
Background Check: Yes
Ages for Volunteer: 18 +
Minimum Hours Required: 15 hours
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 1,500 refugees and asylees.

Program History:

• Assist child care specialists with implementing developmentally appropriate activities.
• Support staff in caring for infants and children as necessary, and maintain a safe and sanitary environment.
• Support program activities by researching new curriculum content, targeting and working towards program improvements, and preparing educational materials.
• Develop and implement content related specifically to the needs of newly arrived refugee children.
• Serve as an educational resource for the IRC staff, particularly with bridging the gap between known best practices and the day-to-day operations in the child care program.

• Demonstrate the ability and skills to develop and implement educational materials appropriate to the needs and barriers of specific youth populations.
• Demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-age, multi-language, and culturally diverse early childhood learning environment.
• Promote a culturally inclusive and linguistically diverse classroom environment.
• Demonstrate an understanding of various child care models, activities, and methods of engagement.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• Must be comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment.
• International experience, previous teaching experience, and child care experience a plus.
• Strong research and organizational skills, ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Ability to take initiative and be creative, with strong interpersonal skills.
• Enthusiasm for helping people learn.
• Child care is offered generally Monday through Friday, between 9:00 and 12:00pm, with lesson planning and administrative work afterwards. Interns must be able to commit at least 15 hours per week.