International Rescue Committee Economic Empowerment Intern

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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:

• Create resumes by working one-on-one with clients
• Assist clients in filling out online and paper applications
• Research potential employers and job possibilities for clients
• Prepare clients for job interviews
• Accompany refugee clients for job interviews and employment orientations
• Provide MARTA orientation for clients
• Provide general administrative support

• Strong interest in working with international clients
• Proficiency with resume writing and employment related activities
• Proven ability to work with consideration and respect for cross-cultural differences
• Excellent communication and organization skills
• Ability to work independently
• Computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs and internet research
• Enthusiasm for helping people to learn and demonstrated professionalism
• Interns must be able to work at least 15 hours a week for at least three months
• Must have a valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle