International Rescue Committee Public Relations 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 media coverage, events, and issues.
• Attending internship and volunteer fairs.
• Draft written materials for internal and external communications.
• Draft newsletters and press releases.
• Develop and maintain social media presence strategy.
• Communicate with key stakeholders to publicly promote refugee services in Georgia.
• Other communication activity tasks as assigned.
• Work in partnership with Coalition for Refugee Service Agencies CRSA members and interns.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Experience with social media is a must
• Ability to multi-task and be flexible
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Interest in communication, public relations and/or advocacy
• Interest in international issues
• Discretion, diplomacy and good team player.
• Dedication to the mission of IRC and the future of refugee services in Georgia.
• Fluent spoken and written English.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Must possess a high standard of professionalism, propriety and strong attention to detail
• Comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment; international experience and knowledge of refugee issues a plus.
• Preferred candidates will be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited curriculum of study in Public Relations, Communications, Social Science or related field.