International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Employment and Economic Development Intern

Job Title: Intern, Employment and Economic Development

Country Profile: US Programs

Location: Tucson, AZ

Position Description: 
The Employment and Economic Development (EED) Intern assists EED Staff in guiding refugee clients towards integration into the American workplace. Intern will gain familiarity in cross-cultural training techniques, skills development and hiring procedures of area businesses.
  • Provides direct and administrative services to clients in the following areas:

    • Resume preparation;

    • Online and paper job applications;

    • Job Readiness Training (JRT) classroom instruction;

    • Client transport to interviews and other post-placement assistance;

    • Research job opportunities;

    • Client file management;

    • Skill specific projects as assigned by Program Coordinator.

  • Knowledge of employer expectations, job retention, and job search techniques
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding client information
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English; Punctual and reliable
  • Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds
  • Must have valid driver license, vehicle, auto insurance and clean driving record
  • 15 hours/week for 3 months
  • Must maintain regular weekly schedule  during IRC business Hours (M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm)
Reports To:  EED Program Coordinator
To Apply:
Submit a resume and cover letter in the same document and attach it to your USP Volunteers and Intern Application online. You may contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Some positions may require additional documents. Applicants will not be contacted for interviews until all materials are received.