Summer 2024 Connect 2 Success Intern
Atlanta, GA 
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Posted 29 days ago
Job/Internship Description
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.
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 CONNECT 2 SUCCESS PROGRAM INTERN WORK: The IRC's Connect 2 Success 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 is an unpaid internship and requires a minimum of 15 hours a week for at least two 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
  • Support academic needs including tutoring, college application, and Test Prep
  • 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 volunteers.
Minimum Qualifications: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
  • Submit intern hours on volunteer dashboard.
This is an in-person role.

This position reports to the Connect 2 Success Coordinator.
Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:
The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

 

Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
Period of Employment
Open
Type of Compensation
Paid
College Credits Earned
No
Tuition Assistance
No
Required Student Status
Open
Preferred Majors
Other
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