San Jose - Outreach and Administrative Intern
SCOPE OF WORK:
For immigration, you will advertise our many immigration services (visas, adjustment of status, green card, naturalization, etc) and citizenship classes. For our Matching Grant employment development program, you will network with local employers to find opportunities and build partnerships to place our clients in employment. For general resettlement purposes, you will solicit and coordinate donations for our clients in need. You will primarily be networking and communicating in office, with some field outreach or attend some community events.
12 to 15 hours per week for three months, with a courtesy notice at least two weeks prior to leaving the organization.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
· Researching and networking with local employers to promote the IRC and establish partnerships
· Provide clients with community and public transportation orientation through activities in the area
· Research community resources and groups for specific demographics to connect clients with for additional social assistance and integration
· Assist Case Worker and Employment Specialist in coordinating donations and social services for clients in need
· Advertise IRC immigration services to acquire new clients throughout the community and at events
· Contact former clients to remind them of the importance of adjusting their status from refugee/asylum to permanent residency or citizenship
· Research and coordinate pick-up/drop-off of furniture and household supply donations for clients
· Perform front-of-office reception and administrative tasks while in office
· Other related duties as assigned
- Excellent employment record, competency and knowledge of U.S. employment processes.
- Strong belief in early employment as key to newcomers’ ability to become truly independent in American society.
- Diligent about communicating with, taking direction from, and providing client feedback to Volunteer Coordinator, ESL Instructor, and Case Managers.
- Provide consistent support of IRC’s approach with clients.
- Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts.
- Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.
- Proven ability to work with consideration and respect for cross-cultural differences.
- Dependable, flexible, and ability to work independently.
- Strong computer skills, particularly MS Office Suite and Internet searches.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English. Fluency in foreign languages is highly valued.
- A car/driver’s license is beneficial, but not required.
Send a cover letter and resume to Catherine.Ngo@rescue.org. Please no phone calls or email about the position.
· Hands-on experience dealing with the practical aspects of helping newly arrived refugees regain control of their lives and become self-sufficient members of their new community.
· A direct, positive impact on refugees living in the San Jose area. You can help somebody get their first job, become comfortable and productive within a new society.
· A comprehensive overview and hands on experience with refugee resettlement.
· Daily interaction with refugees and learn about diverse cultures.
· Strong resume and interview preparation skills..
· Better understanding of refugee resettlement, social work, employment counseling, nonprofit administration, human rights advocacy.