Youth Program Intern
Ethiopian Community Development Council
The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC), established in 1983, is a non-profit, community-based organization that advocates on behalf of refugee and immigrant issues; conducts cultural, health education, and socio-economic development programs; and resettles refugees in the U.S. through a network of affiliate partners. While organized to respond initially to the needs of a growing Ethiopian community in the Washington, D.C., area, ECDC from its inception has been serving newcomers from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our clients come from countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Bhutan, Burma, and China.
The Youth Program Intern will assist the Youth and Special Program Coordinator in implementing program activities. This includes preparing activities for the after school program, planning and possibly teaching workshops on life skills (e.g. healthy study habits, time management, etc.), attending after school sessions for homework help on Tuesday Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, maintaining client files, and other tasks as needed.
This position requires someone who can use MS Office and has a strong interest in working with youth. The selected individual will need to submit a background check eventually and need to have either completed college or be enrolled in an undergraduate program. This opportunity requires at least 2 business days per week.
To apply, please send your resume to Volunteer@ecdcus.org. Position will remain open until filled.
About Ethiopian Community Development Council
8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910, US
ECDC's mission is to resettle refugees, promote cultural, educational, and socioeconomic development in the refugee and immigrant community in the United States, and conduct humanitarian and development programs in the Horn of Africa. To pursue this mission, ECDC: provides programs and services that assist newcomers to the country become productive members of their new American communities fosters greater understanding among newcomers and the wider community conducts outreach and education activities to increase public awareness about refugee and immigrant issues promotes African community-based organizations increase their capacity to serve their local communities promotes civic participation by newcomers in the decision-making process at the local, state, and national levels provides cross-cultural training to service providers' on the diverse cultural backgrounds of the clients they work with assists in educational development and cultural preservation projects in Ethiopia
ECDC is non-profit organization that works toward the resettlement of refugees within the United States. We conduct case work, as well as educational and social outreach programs for newly arrived refugee families. These programs are aimed to help the families recover from past traumatic experiences, get adjusted to American life, and become economically self-sufficient contributing members of their new communities. The refugees we work with refugees come from all across the globe.
Some of the services that we provide refugee families include:
- Housing and rent for 3 months (families will hopefully be self-sufficient by this time)
- Basic home furnishings
- Enrollment in ESL classes
- Setting up medical and social security appointments
- School enrollment for the children
- Helping refugee families connect with their new communities on a social and logistical level