International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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.

  Responsibilities:
  • 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
  Qualifications:
  • 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.