International Rescue Committee Youth Futures Program 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:

• Assist high school refugee youth with homework
• Assist staff youth counselors with program logistics
• Compile and update secondary and post-secondary resources and contacts
• Assist youth with writing resumes and searching for part-time/summer jobs
• Maintain relationships with DeKalb County Schools
• Plan and prepare for Youth Futures events, especially Spring Break and Summer Program activities
• Build mentoring relationships with youth
• Provide other program and general administrative support as needed, such as documentation and file maintenance

• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Organizational skills with attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and take initiative in a fast-paced environment
• An interest in international and refugee issues
• Experience working with youth and/or young adults is preferred
• 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 valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle is beneficial