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Economic Empowerment Intern

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID:req12712

Job Title: Economic Empowerment Intern

Sector: Employment

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Charlottesville, VA USA

Job Description

BACKGROUND:Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. Domestically, our 28 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.

SCOPE OF WORK:Finding and maintaining employment is a key element to refugee self-sufficiency. The intern will assist IRC employment staff to identify potential employers and job opportunities for refugee clients. The intern will complete job applications, assist with resume writing, prepare clients for job interviews, fill out new hire paperwork, shop for needed work clothes and tools, and accompany clients to their first day of work. Depending on the intern's schedule, h/she may act as a teaching assistant in job readiness classes. The intern will also provide administrative support including documenting job search activities and delivering appointment notices to clients' homes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Attend Volunteer/Intern Orientation

Coach IRC clients to prepare for job interviews and placement

Model appropriate workplace dress and manner

Transport to and assist with employment related activities

Research potential job openings and complete employment applications

Document activities in case files and provide other administrative support as appropriate

Record hours and submit completed timesheet for each month via the IRC's online Volunteer Dashboard

Qualifications

Good written and verbal communications skills

Strong interpersonal skills and able to engage clients in a counseling/coaching role

Reliable, responsible, punctual and professional

Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Comfortable working in a multicultural setting

Car is required for this internship

This position is unpaid and reports to the Senior Employment Specialist.

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Keywords: International Rescue Committee, Charlottesville , Economic Empowerment Intern, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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