Job Summary: Intern will assist Employment Specialists with employment development and job search and placement for immigrant community members.
- Conduct employment plan interviews with clients (documentation of education and work history)
- Assist immigrant community members with necessary skills for find and keeping a job (learning bus routes, filling out applications, practicing for job interviews.)
- Search for job opportunities, attend job fairs with community members, establish relationships with employers
- Help community members apply for jobs (paper and online) and take them to job interviews
- Follow up with employed community members and their employers to trouble-shoot and ensure job retention
- Basic administrative assistance: filing of paperwork and keeping case notes for each person
- May include some case management trouble-shooting (assisting with food stamps, Medicaid, medical appointments, housing, and other issues that may arise)
Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Present by Internship Completion or Before):
- Commitment to mission: to help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives through supportive networks of people, services and community activities
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
- Use of personal computer a plus.
- Ability to effectively communicate with supervisor
- Interest in working in a multicultural environment, language capability a plus
- Knowledgeable about and sensitive to the experiences of immigrants
- Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite). Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet use
- Background check and clean DMV record
- Understanding of the timelines and processes refugees/asylees/immigrants go through.
- Increased intercultural communication competency
- Exposure to basic non-profit operations and environment
- Knowledge of marginalized populations - challenges and opportunities
- Experience working with limited English proficiency populations
- Understanding of refugee/immigrant social service systems
- Knowledge of Arlington benefits systems
- Ability to navigate of social service systems
- Basic ability to keep case notes and maintain case files to State Department standards.
Applications are considered on a first come, first served rolling basis.
- Basic Computer Skills
- Internet Research
- Cross-cultural Communication
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