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901 South Highland StreetArlington, VA 22204


Job Summary - The Life Skills intern will assist program staff with the outreaching, preparations, and implementation of the Life Skills Training program for youth in Northern Virginia.

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. Our clients come from countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Bhutan, Burma, and China.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting outreach to potential hosts to develop new partnerships.
  • Distributing program information at targeted locations to assist with participant recruitment.
  • Assist with compiling materials, incentives, and snacks in preparation for each workshop session.
  • Attending the Life Skill Training sessions to assist with implementation and supervise the youth.
  • Assist the program staff with maintenance of program files and documentations.
  • Assist with other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school graduate. Preferred college degree or perusing an undergraduate degree in education, social work, health, language or related field required.
  • Must have strong interest in working with youth.
  • Position requires someone with Microsoft Office experience.
  • Previous experience working in multicultural contexts is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and process unexpected tasks and deadlines.
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects.
  • Effective communication and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in one or more language other than English is preferable.
  • Access to car preferable.

Time Requirements:

2 days a week

To Apply:

Please submit a (1) cover letter and (2) resume to volunteer@ecdcus.org.

Applications are considered on a first come, rolling basis.


  • Internet Research
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 days/week

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