International Rescue Committee Grant Writing 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:

• Provide data collection and research including tracking all forms of funding sources
• Draft written materials for internal and external communications.
• Draft newsletters and press releases.
• Proof read and edit letters of intent and grant proposals
• Prospect identification, research, proposal development and writing in conjunction with staff.
• Accurate and timely production of final proposals
• Initiate and maintain relationships with grantors. Track and document communications
• Assist with updating and maintaining IRC donor database
• Research potential major donor prospects
• Assist with donor outreach and cultivation

• The qualified candidate will have excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, and organizational skills.
• Must possess previous grant writing experience
• Ideal candidates will also be flexible team players, self-motivated and detail oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, and excellent communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize and work well under deadline.
• Computer aptitude and Microsoft Office experience required.
• Discretion, diplomacy and good team player.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment; international experience and knowledge of refugees issues a plus.
• Preferred candidates will be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited curriculum of study in Social Sciences or related field.
• Foreign language is a plus but not required