Adult Literacy Outreach Intern Spring 2020

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International Rescue Committee in Atlanta

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BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 27,000 refugees from 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 1,000 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 2,500 refugees and asylees.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To expand and support community engagement through outreach to prospective adult learners and/or volunteers and to raise awareness of the programming at The International Rescue Committee. This is an unpaid internship position.


  • Work cooperatively with staff to create and execute a volunteer and/or student recruitment strategy for targeted classes [IRC site, The Lakes Apartment site, Clarkston Community Center site] and build capacity for future outreach efforts
  • Connect with other nonprofits, community groups and employers to increase our school’s profile and facilitate reciprocal referrals
  • Create/enhance communications materials and consult with staff on communications projects, including Facebook posts support, brochures, class flyers, and targeted informational materials
  • Assist instructor and program director in daily classroom activities including one-on-one tutoring, leading small groups, and teaching specific components of the curriculum
  • Represent the learning center at community festivals and other outreach events
  • Write and submit articles to for IRC newsletter and/or local newspapers about the impact of adult classes and the importance of volunteers
  • Assist with planning and preparing for the quarterly student celebrations


  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Dependable, prompt and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Basic computer, Internet, and MS Office software skills
  • Reliable transportation
  • Experience with online social media (Facebook/Twitter)
  • Experience with adult literacy programs is preferred, though not required


  • Build marketing, communications, and public relations skills
  • Utilize social networking tools in a professional non-profit setting
  • Learn more about literacy-related issues in the Atlanta area
  • Gain experience in the fields of education and community outreach
  • Participate in trainings to learn about the impact of Adult Basic Education
  • Ideal for college students seeking internship credit or professional experience

Time commitment is one to two days per week totaling 5-10 hours. Schedule will be determined upon start.

For more information or to apply, please contact Duncan de la Feld, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 678-636-8928. To learn more about us, please visit the IRC website at

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About International Rescue Committee in Atlanta


2305 Parklake Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30345, US

Mission Statement

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps families uprooted by crisis survive and rebuild their lives.


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.


We'll work with your schedule.


2305 Parklake DriveSuite 100Atlanta, GA 30345






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • At least 15 hours per week for at least 3 months

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