Job Title: Youth Futures Program Intern
Sector: Youth Services
Employment Category: Unpaid Intern
Employment Type: Fixed term
Open to Expatriates: n/a
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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 NEW YOUTH FUTURES PROGRAM INTERN WORK:
The IRC's Youth Futures Program addresses specific social and academic needs surrounding refugee and asylee youth through an after-school program and summer camp. Focused on academics, the after-school program helps students with their homework and school projects every school day. During summer break, the youth program offers a summer camp, which provides cultural, learning, social, and specific skill-building opportunities. This position generally requires a minimum of 15 hours per week.
Support Youth Futures staff in academic enrichment activities including reviewing core subjects like English and Math.
Assist Youth Futures staff with after school programming logistics and planning.
Assist youth with college applications, searching for scholarships, and reviewing college essays.
Regularly update the Youth Futures website and social media to show accurate information, dates, and upcoming programming activities.
Provide general administrative support as needed, such as documentation and file maintenance.
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
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.
- Attention To Detail
- Computer Literacy
- Diversity Awareness