Financial Literacy Intern
Financial literacy is crucial for refugee clients who lack knowledge of budgeting, saving, asset-development and banking. The Financial Literacy Intern will offer his/her expertise and instructional skills to help provide clients with the tools needed to become financially independent. The goal of the program is to improve the participants’ money-management skills, to assist individuals with financial asset development, and to educated low-income clients about the resources available to them.
- Use existing curriculum and Money Smart CD-ROMs/classroom materials to teach basic money-management skills, such as budgeting, asset-development, saving and banking
- Work one-on-one with clients to help design a personal budget, which will assist them in developing their assets
- Work with existing bank partners to implement banking workshops and to develop clients’ understanding of the US banking system
- Pinpoint gaps in refugee financial literacy and make recommendations of strategies for the implementation of educational materials/tools to fill those gaps.
- Conduct periodic presentation to IRC staff members on work and findings
- Proven excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- Education or work background in finance, accounting, banking preferred
- Previous teaching experience a plus
- Strong computer skills
- Ability to take initiative and work independently
- Must be comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment; international experience a plus
- Must be available to hold seminars on Friday mornings from 9-11am
For more information or to apply, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at VolunteerATL@Rescue.org or 678-636-8928.