Apply for this position, with a cover letter and resume, using the IRC Online Application: https://rescueglobal.secure.force.com/volunteer/ The IRC's Fall 2021 Internship Program runs August 30-December 17, 2021 Application Deadline for Fall 2021 Internships is June 30, 2021
Community Integration Intern The Community Integration Intern will provide refugees recently resettled to the Denver Metro area with an opportunity to connect with other refugees, members of the larger Denver community, build community and strengthen positive relationships. This position will support recently arrived refugees' integration into their new community by providing ways for refugees to engage with the larger Denver community and vice versa. Activities and events will be organized to encourage participation of the larger Denver community with refugee clients.
Number of intern positions available: 1
Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week (3 month minimum; 6 months preferred), some evenings and weekends required
Meet weekly with Resettlement Manager to discuss community events and other opportunities to engage refugee clients
Establish, coordinate, and implement monthly outings for refugee families
Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator to identify ways to bring the refugee community and volunteer community together
Work with Resettlement Manager to bring together refugee clients for quarterly gatherings with community partners (such as Fire Dept., YMCA, Library, etc.)
Strong communication skills
Driver's license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, and clean driving record required
Intern will gain experience in designing, planning, and implementing programming. They will also develop skills in community outreach, cross-cultural communication, organizing volunteers, and community organizing.
1873 S. Bellaire St., 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222, US
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in the U.S. and around the world to help people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster as they survive, recover and regain control of their future. We are one of the nine national resettlement agencies that partner with the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide services to refugees approved for resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Denver and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.