BACKGROUND: 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 24 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 27,000 refugees from 67 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 250 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 2,500 refugees, immigrants and asylees.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The Refugee Career Development intern reports directly to the Career Development Coordinator and supports efforts under IRC’s Career Development program. Career Development, a program within the Economic Empowerment Department, focuses on assisting clients to advance beyond entry-level jobs to skilled career pathways after resettlement. Specifically, the Career Development program provides career counseling, enrollment in post-secondary and recertification programs, and advanced job placement.
· Assist refugee clients individually and in group sessions to develop a career pathway and career advancement goals
· Work one-on-one with clients to help them develop and revise resumes and LinkedIn profiles
· Assist clients with enrollment in post-secondary training and certification programs
· Research potential industries, employers, training programs, and trends in Atlanta workforce
· Prepare clients for job interviews
· Accompany refugee clients for job interviews and employment orientations
· Provide general administrative support and maintain accurate records of Career Development program activities
· Propose and develop other support services that serve the program goals and client’s needs
· Strong interest in working with international clients
· Proficiency with resume writing, LinkedIn 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
Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.
For more information, please contact us at VolunteerATL@Rescue.org. To learn more about our organization, please visit the IRC website at www.Rescue.org/Atlanta