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Ethiopian Community Development Council

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Managing Intern/Volunteer

Reports to: ACC Managing Director

Location: Arlington, Virginia


The Managing Volunteer helps conduct research, assists the Managing Director with program activities, and conducts outreach to develop new relationships and increase local awareness of services, as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists in the implementation of an Advisory Board for ACC DC Metro.
  • Collects, reviews and analyzes various data points related to the resettlement programs.
  • Works with staff members to compile information on program challenges and best practices.
  • Assists in planning and executing events such as the World Refugee Day, Refugees’ Thanksgiving Dinner, and other similar events.
  • Conducts outreach to build new relationships with local service providers and support services, as needed.
  • Assists in conducting research, as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest/Knowledge in domestic refugee resettlement and/or other refugee-focused programs
  • College degree or pursuing a degree in Political Science, International Relations, Global Studies, Conflict Resolution, Social Work, Sociology, Education, or related field
  • Previous experience working in multicultural contexts is desirable
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
  • Effective communication and writing skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to plan and manage work to meet deadlines
  • Strong research skills

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased intercultural communication competency
  • Exposure to basic non-profit operations and environment
  • Knowledge of marginalized populations - challenges and opportunities
  • Ability to relate professionally to and collaborate with diverse individuals in a multicultural environment
  • Increased development of research skills

Time Requirements:

At least 2 full days/week required.

To Apply:

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

Applications are considered on a first come, first served rolling basis.

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About Ethiopian Community Development Council


8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910, US

Mission Statement

ECDC's mission is to resettle refugees, promote cultural, educational, and socioeconomic development in the refugee and immigrant community in the United States, and conduct humanitarian and development programs in the Horn of Africa. To pursue this mission, ECDC: provides programs and services that assist newcomers to the country become productive members of their new American communities fosters greater understanding among newcomers and the wider community conducts outreach and education activities to increase public awareness about refugee and immigrant issues promotes African community-based organizations increase their capacity to serve their local communities promotes civic participation by newcomers in the decision-making process at the local, state, and national levels provides cross-cultural training to service providers' on the diverse cultural backgrounds of the clients they work with assists in educational development and cultural preservation projects in Ethiopia


ECDC is non-profit organization that works toward the resettlement of refugees within the United States. We conduct case work, as well as educational and social outreach programs for newly arrived refugee families. These programs are aimed to help the families recover from past traumatic experiences, get adjusted to American life, and become economically self-sufficient contributing members of their new communities. The refugees we work with refugees come from all across the globe.

Some of the services that we provide refugee families include:

  • Housing and rent for 3 months (families will hopefully be self-sufficient by this time)
  • Basic home furnishings
  • Enrollment in ESL classes
  • Setting up medical and social security appointments
  • School enrollment for the children
  • Helping refugee families connect with their new communities on a social and logistical level
Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


901 S. Highland St.ArlingtonArlington, VA 22204



  • Office Reception
  • Office Management
  • Executive Admin
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 days a week

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