Connect 2 Success Program 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.

SCOPE OF CONNECT2SUCCESS PROGRAM INTERN WORK: The IRC’s Connect2Success Program provides holistic support to out-of-school refugee and immigrant youth to help them meet their educational and career goals. Participants gain skills and connect with academic and career opportunities to achieve their long-term success.

This position requires a minimum of 20 hours a week for at least three months. The hours for this position are flexible; however, will primarily be between 9AM and 5PM on weekdays, with occasional weekend activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the case management and individualized career and academic advisement services for youth/young adults, including documentation, data entry and file maintenance;
  • Assist with delivery of career readiness and educational workshops;
  • Assist in planning and running group social and networking events for youth/young adults;
  • Help identify local learning opportunities for youth/young adults;
  • Assist with recruitment and support of Connect 2 Success

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in a fast-paced environment;
  • An interest in international and refugee issues;
  • Experience working with youth and/or young adults is preferred;
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects;
  • Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Computer literacy, preferably with PC systems;
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle is beneficial.

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

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About International Rescue Committee in Atlanta

Location:

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.

Description

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.

WHEN

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WHERE

2305 Parklake DriveSuite 100Atlanta, GA 30345

(33.85331,-84.24784)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

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

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