Economic Empowerment Intern - Fall
New York, NY 
Posted 6 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Requisition ID: req29809

Job Title: Economic Empowerment Intern - Fall

Sector: Employment

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: Cornerstone Admin Location

Job Description

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 22 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 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 3,000 refugees and asylees.

SCOPE OF ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT INTERN WORK: The Economic Empowerment intern works with the Employment Specialists to find employment for every eligible adult client. Stable employment is a vital step in the resettlement process.


* Provide job coaching and counseling to clients

* Research potential employers and job possibilities for clients

* Prepare clients for job interviews

* Create resumes by working one-on-one with clients

* Assist clients in filling out online and paper applications

* Accompany refugee clients for job interviews and employment orientations

* Provide bus orientation for clients

* Provide general administrative support


* Strong interest in working with international clients

* Proficiency with resume writing and employment related activities

* Proven ability to work with consideration and respect for cross-cultural differences

* Excellent communication and organization skills

* Ability to work independently

* Computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs and internet research

* Enthusiasm for helping people to learn and demonstrated professionalism

* Interns must be able to work at least 15 hours a week for at least three months

* Must have a valid driver's license and access to an insured vehicle

For more information or to apply, please contact Michelle Russell, Volunteer Coordinator, at To learn more about us, please visit the IRC website at

This position is unpaid and reports to the Economic Empowerment Supervisor.

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.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
Period of Employment
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