International Rescue Committee Logistics 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:

• Orienting clients to MARTA/ public transportation (to IRC, health clinic, shopping centers)
• Assisting Logistics staff to prepare for incoming arrivals which may include apartment set up
• Supporting representatives from various social services agencies to process clients DFCS office / SS office
• Coordinating transportation and interpreters with Logistics Specialist to assist newly arrived refugee families to attend core services and medical appointments
• Providing general administrative support to Logistics Specialist
• Occasionally transporting and/or accompanying clients to appointments
• Other duties as needed and assigned by Logistics Specialist

• Must be over 18 years of age
• Bi-lingual in a relevant language is a plus
• Clean driving record required
• Occasional heavy lifting may be requested
• Proven ability to work with consideration and respect for cross-cultural differences
• Excellent communication and organization skills with attention to detail
• Able to work independently and under pressure
• Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
• Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting
• Computer literacy, preferably with PC systems
• A car and valid driver’s license
• Any weekday between 9-5 preferred