Background: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The Atlanta office resettled more than 1,000 refugees in FY16. Staff provide numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.
Intern Overview: The Reproductive Health Intern, under the supervision of the Youth Reproductive Health Coordinator, is responsible for assisting and supporting programming for the Youth Leadership Team.
The IRC in Atlanta, as part of a national collaborative effort with Advocates for Youth and two other collaborating organizations, will develop referral/linkage models between health centers and youth serving organizations that may be replicated in communities across the U.S.
Scope: The Reproductive Health Intern provides direct support in order to facilitate bi-monthly youth leadership team meetings that will focus on designing a youth friendly clinic environment
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Work directly with the Youth Reproductive Health Coordinator to support planning and execution of the Youth Leadership Team meetings
- Take an active role in assisting with group facilitation and youth empowerment activities, client outreach, documenting facilitator’s notes and curriculum
- Ensure timely and accurate compliance with all reporting and documentation of services
- Providing general administrative and logistics support and transporting clients
- Other duties as needed and assigned by Youth Reproductive Health Coordinator
- Learn about youth-adult partnerships and access to sexual and reproductive health services through a reproductive justice and client-centered framework.
- Develop effective rapport building, interpersonal communication and cultural competency skills specific to working with refugee populations.
- Support youth leadership team meetings and facilitate activities that foster youth engagement and empowerment.
- Empower refugee youth to serve as leaders, decision-makers and change- agents in encouraging access to sexual and reproductive health services.
- Must be willing and flexible to work varied hours including weekends as assigned
- Experience working with diverse populations including immigrants or refugees or in social service preferred
- Experience working with youth or in group facilitation
- Creativity and initiative to follow-through with projects
- Basic computer skills (Microsoft Access and Word, E-mail, Excel) required
- Must be well-organized, reliable, professional, detail oriented and flexible and should have strong communications skills
- Desire to work as a team member and in a multicultural workplace
- Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly preferred but not required.
Time Commitment : Interns are required to attend bi-monthly Youth Leadership Team meetings on Sundays. Time varies according to availability of youth leadership team members.
Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter in pdf format for consideration.