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.
 
Responsibilities:
  • 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.

 
Requirements:
  • 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
 
Commitment:      
  • 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, cover letter, and internship application to the Internship Coordinator, at VolunteerTucson@Rescue.org. Some positions may require additional documents. Applicants will not be contacted for interviews until all materials are received.