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Ethiopian Community Development Council

  • 11 people are interested

Position Title: Business Engagement Intern

Location: 8121 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

We are looking for an enthusiastic business engagement intern to help us in our overall employer outreach efforts. This is an incredible opportunity to get hands-on experience working with refugee and asylee job-seekers. You will be an integral part of our efforts to enhance our capacity to connect our clients with professional job opportunities by establishing contact with target industries. This internship allows interns to participate in business meetings, analyze job market trends and generate creative ideas. It’s an awesome opportunity for anyone interested in immigration, nonprofit marketing and business engagement. Open to all majors and backgrounds.


  • Conduct market research to understand current data about jobs in demand, higher paid industries, declining industries and training opportunities
  • Conduct outreach to new employers and training providers
  • Develop communications efforts (social media, e-mail, testimonial video production)
  • Follow up on job applications
  • Work with clients directly to enroll in job trainings, and resume development
  • Assist in organizing training for professional job-seekers
  • Assist with office work

Technical Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of marketing (including traditional and digital marketing such as SEO/social media etc) and market research methods
  • Computer skills including MS office and/or marketing software (Adobe creative suite & CRM)
  • Graphic design experience preferred (Photoshop, WordPress, social media)


  • Able to commit to 2-3 months
  • Able to commit at least 16 hours a week
  • Able to commute to Silver Spring, MD
  • Foreign language is a plus, but not required
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Interest in working in a multicultural environment
  • Able to prioritize and be flexible in fast-pace work environment

Please send a cover letter and resume to volunteer@ecdcus.org. Internship applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800Silver Spring, MD 20910



  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Business Development
  • Professional Development
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Community Outreach




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-3 months

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