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Internship opportunities in Phoenix

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The IRC’s Phoenix office offers a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year.

Internships with IRC in Phoenix are only available to individuals currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a higher education institution. The duration of each internship can vary from 3 months to 1 year, with a requested commitment of at least 10 hours/week. Start dates occur on a rolling deadline and depend on the needs of the program.

Volunteer positions in similar capacities are available as well, if you are unable to meet the requested 15 hours/week request or are not associated with an educational institution. Please inquire to VolunteerPHX [at] rescue.org for more information.

The IRC in Phoenix is now accepting applications for the following internship positions (listed by program).

For more information about an individual program, please contact VolunteerPHX [at] rescue.org (subject: Internship%20opportunities%20at%20IRC%20Phoenix)

Development:

Educating & connecting the community with the work of the IRC in Phoenix

Resettlement Shop Coordinator Internship

  • The Resettlement Shop Coordinator intern will assist the In-Kind Coordinator with the operations of the IRC Resettlement Shop, including coordinating client shopping, managing shop volunteers, and assisting in the timely completion of reports. This position requires daily interaction with refugees and therefore, needs an individual who is comfortable creatively communicating with non-English speakers and who is culturally-sensitive. 

Communication Internship

  • The Communications Intern will learn how to make effective business & professional presentations to internal & external audiences and how to write & coordinate a variety of mass media products (including news stories & press releases using IRC guidelines). Additionally, the Communications Intern will be able to design & lay out a variety of mass and social media products, including webpage articles, newsletter pieces, and Facebook posts as a part of the greater communication strategy

Youth Education:

Empowering refugee youth through education

K-12 Education Internship

  • The K-12 Intern will be placed in a local public school in the Phoenix or Glendale area and will assist with in-class activities, such as helping to plan group activities for refugee youth, tutoring in the classrooms, assisting school professionals (social workers, teachers, school liaisons) with tasks that support refugee children in the classroom. This internship will be supervised by an education professional in conjunction with an IRC staff member. NOTE: Individual must have or be able to obtain a Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card & reliable transportation

Youth Education Research Intern

  • The Youth Education program is seeking an experienced research intern to help build and develop youth education programming, monitoring, & evaluation. The Youth Education Research Intern will be conducting needs assessments for the IRC education programs and helping to create evaluative measures for the Refugee School Impact Grant contract system

Adult Education:

Equipping adults with tools necessary to successfully integrate & advance in the US through education

Financial Education Internship

  • Included in the Adult Education program is Financial Education. Financial Education is an integral component to self-sufficiency, teaching critical skills that include budgeting, goal setting, & education on various resources such as programs, classes & services. In the absence of robust financial assistance, people of limited means need to be equipped with an understanding of banking systems & the ability to manage their money & their credit if they are to be successful & empowered. It is in this endeavor that we strive to prepare clients for the sometimes complex US financial system. This knowledge will be most crucial in helping them realize their goals, be they as simple as owning a car, or as complex as starting a successful business enterprise.

The Financial Education Intern will have the opportunity to engage with clients directly, teaching them valuable money management skills in a high-impact capacity.

Cultural Orientation Internship

  • For refugees, the Adult Education program is an integral part in ensuring a successful integration to life in the United States, equipping them with knowledge necessary for daily functions. Within this program, is Cultural Orientation (CO) training. CO training is a comprehensive program that assists refugees & newly arrived immigrants to learn about American culture & how to adjust to living in the United States. CO begins with a transit training, through which participants learn how to navigate their surroundings & city by use of public transit. Following the transit training, participants attend a series of workshops & lectures on the following topics: US laws, civic rights & responsibilities, education opportunities for children & adults, community service, health, housing, nutrition, and safety & security.

    Cultural Orientation (CO) Intern will play a key role in helping clients adjust and thrive in their new surroundings and will gain skills & professional experience that include cross-cultural competency & communication, training and adult education, curriculum development, and many other skills from working in a fast-paced, nonprofit professional environment.

Resettlement:

Connecting refugees with the essential healthcare they require & advocating on their behalf

Health Specialist Internship

  • The Health Specialist team provides ongoing health and medical assistance to refugees as part of case management.  The Health Specialist Intern will assist in the logistics of medical appointments for clients as well as working to ensure data entry regarding health appointments is completed in a timely manner.  The Health Specialist Intern will also assist in the maintenance and availability of health information relevant to refugees.

Intensive Case Management (ICM) Internship

  • The Intensive Case Management (ICM) team is a specialized subcategory of the Resettement Casework team and takes on refugee cases that require closer care and attention, usually due to medical complications. The ICM Intern will work within a client-centered team that provides ongoing health and medical assistance to refugee clients as part of holistic case management.

Survivor Services Center:

Survivors of Torture Internship

  • Holistically assist survivors of tortue who require acute attention as a result of past severe trauma. The Survivors of Torture (SoT) program provides intensive case management, medical care coordination, and behavioral health services to survivors of torture living in Arizona. Through a client-centered model and a variety of social, medical, and legal services, as well as employment and vocational training, survivors of torture are able to lead productive lives. The SOT Intern will work closely with the Clinical Care Coordinator, Case Manager, and Well-Being Center to provide medical and social support for clients who have experienced extraneous trauma.

ALERT Media & Communications Internship

  • The Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT) serves victims and survivors of human trafficking by providing access to protection, empowerment, stability, and self-sufficiency though comprehensive case management, advocacy, education, collaboration, and capacity building. The ALERT Media and Communications Intern is expected to assist the ALERT Anti-Trafficking Case Manager with maintaining and generating content for the ALERT website and social media accounts, coordinating media and speaker requests, and supporting event planning efforts. The Media and Communications Intern is also eligible to assist with client case management, including client intake, client check-ins, transporting clients to appointments, and otherwise assisting clients through their recovery process.

ALERT Direct Care Internship

  • Serving victims of human trafficking through community outreach & advocacy or through direct case management. The Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT) works to combat human trafficking in Arizona. ALERT provides services to victims of trafficking, runs a 24 hour hotline for victims and those who suspect situations of trafficking, participates in state wide coalition against human trafficking, and provides professional and community training on the issue of human trafficking.  The ALERT Direct Care intern will assist staff in the day-to-day function of ALERT.  This intern will gain a deep understanding of daily operations in a non-profit and the anti-trafficking movement.

Bridge to Safety Internship

  • The Bridge to Safety project is intended to improve domestic violence awareness and provide support and screening to survivors of domestic violence. With the introduction of the Bridge to Safety project in 2014, the IRC is piloting tools and practices to connect refugee and immigrant women who are survivors of violence with resources for support and healing. Bridge to Safety adapts service delivery tools and approaches that have effectively supported refugee women and girl survivors served by the IRC around the world. In Phoenix, the Bridge to Safety Intern will focus on developing local partnerships, initiating supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and tracking project outcomes.

Clinical Therapist Internship

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    Community & Economic Development:

    Assisting the flourishing of refugees in through various economic empowerment opportunities

    Microenterprise Program Internship

    • The MicroEnterprise Development (MED) Program Intern will work to achieve the goals and objectives of the MED program by enhanced assistance to MED clients through responding to program development opportunities. This will include, but is not limited to, dispensing business technical assistance, setting up and leading workshops, conducting independent research, and contributing to program organization.

    Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Internship

    • The Individual Development Accounts (IDA) program provides match savings accounts for refugees specifically to encourage asset-building purchases, such as first-time home ownership, business development, and post-secondary education investments. This program has resulted in the purchase of over 500 cars and 400 homes in the Phoenix area. The IDA Intern will assist the Program Coordinator with the core operations of the program. The intern will learn through experience about the asset-building microfinance programs and working with refugee populations. The IDA Program Intern will have the opportunity to hone cross-cultural communication, strategic planning skills, financial analysis, accounting procedures. The intern will also have the opportunity to become familiar with the global non-profit environment and working with refugee populations.

    Childcare Microenterprise Internship

    • The Refugee Childcare Program assists entrepreneurial refugee women in obtaining certification for the provision of childcare services and assist them in starting their own home-based childcare businesses. The program economically empower refugee women by creating sustainable employment opportunities for them as childcare providers, as well as the opportunity for refugee parents to secure culturally-appropriate childcare services and as they themselves enter the workforce.

      The Childcare Microenterprise Intern will assist the program coordinator with the core operations of the program. The intern will gain through a hands-on experience an understanding of how microenterprise developments function and will also gain experience with working alongside refugee populations. The program spans all business development phases and will give the intern opportunities to gain skills in development trainings (business & childcare), certifications, micro-credit, and on-going technical support, both before and after the entrepreneur's business is launched.

    New Roots Community Garden Internship

    • Through the New Roots Farm Program, the IRC provides refugees who are seeking to begin or are currently in gardening or agricultural business with the opportunity to access business and production training, one-on-one technical assistance, and assistance with access to farm business resources such as land, capital, etc.

      The New Roots Program Intern is primarily responsible for the coordination and organizing of farmers and volunteers amidst the community gardens, mobilizing recruitment, and produce marketing. Additionally, the intern will design training materials and contribute to the New Roots newsletter, and keep inventory of garden tools.

    Gila Farm Cooperative Internship

    • The New Roots program of IRC Phoenix helps build strong, secure and sustainable communities.  An essential part of New Roots is providing supplemental income for refugee farmers and gardeners in Phoenix. Gila Farm Cooperative is a refugee owned marketing cooperative that contributes to the livelihood of over 40 refugees and benefits many Phoenix families by selling them healthy organically grown vegetables.This job will provide a highly literate and energetic spokesperson that will play an important role in customer interactions and recruitment as well as behind the scenes organization for Gila Farm Cooperative. You will work hand in hand with the project coordinator and refugee cooperative members and speak directly to customers. 

    Opportunity Passport Internship

    • The Opportunity Passport Intern will be a part of the Community & Economic Development (CED) team and will impact and empower foster care youth through providing education opportunities surrounding financial literacy and the match savings program. The match saving program is a program that seeks to increase healthy participation with financial institutions and increase asset acquisition through the establishment of a savings account that will in turn, be matched with grant funding.

    The IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applications on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.

    Internship Positon Details

      Resettlement Shop Coordinator Internship

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      Under the supervision of the In-Kind Outreach Coordinator, the intern will be assist with the following:

      • Assist clients in finding donations;
      • Manage shop volunteers;
      • Oversee and assist in  the restock and organization of the shop;
      • Track donations given to clients via donation forms;
      • Process donations dropped off by donors;
      • Complete paperwork and administrative tasks related to the shop;
      • Assist with inventory requirements;
      • Keep the In-Kind Outreach Coordinator apprised daily of needed items and operations of the shop.

      Requirements:

      • Excellent communication skills;
      • Time management skills;
      • Ability to take initiative and work independently;
      • Detail-oriented and organized;
      • Access to a reliable vehicle;
      • Ability to carry up to 35 lbs;
      • Cultural-sensitivity, strong desire to help people and enthusiasm to work in a multi-cultural setting.

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      Communication Internship

      The Communications Intern will learn how to make effective business & professional presentations to internal & external audiences and how to write & coordinate a variety of mass media products (including news stories & press releases using IRC guidelines). Additionally, the Communications Intern will be able to design & lay out a variety of mass and social media products, including webpage articles, newsletter pieces, and Facebook posts as a part of the greater communication strategy.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Development Manager, the intern will assist with the following:

      • Coordinate media (newspaper, television, radio), including vetting media requests and working with staff and clients to develop stories;
      • Assist with social media efforts, including Facebook;
      • Create a Story Bank to generate content for monthly E-Newsletter & other communications;
      • Assist the Development team in researching grant deadlines & guidelines from local foundations;
      • Other relevant program support duties, as assigned

      Requirements:
       

      • Excellent written & oral communication skills in English are essential;
      • Prior experience in a non-profit setting & with refugees preferred, but not required;
      • Strong computer skills, particularly experience in social media;
      • Ability to take initiative & work independently;
      • Must be comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment;
      • Flexibility & ability to handle multiple tasks successfully

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      K-12 Education Intern

      The K-12 School Intern will be placed in a local public school partner in the Phoenix or Glendale area. This intern will be under the supervision of the school site lead and will be given tasks specific to the school. The intern will be working with refugee youth in classrooms, assisting with tutoring, small groups, social and emotional support, and more. This position is central to the support of refugee children in schools after they have initially arrived in the United States.  

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      • Duties will be assigned by school site lead, but will generally include the following:
      • Assistance with tutoring small groups
      • Providing social and emotional support
      • Providing technical administrative assistance

      Requirements:

      • Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card, clean driving record, access to reliable transportation
      • Pursuing a degree in Education, Social Work, or other youth services related field;
      • One year of experience working with youth programming in and education or recreational capacity;
        • Experience working with refugee or immigrant youth preferred
      • Strong intercultural communication skills and ability to relate to youth of different backgrounds;
      • Experience with technology in the classroom, such as a Smart Board, iPad, and/or education software preferred;
      • Tutoring experience preferred;
      • Fluency in English is required;
        • Secondary language skills are a plus, but not required

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      Youth Education Research Intern

      The Youth Education program is seeking an experienced research intern to help build and develop youth education programming, monitoring, & evaluation. The Youth Education Research Intern will be conducting needs assessments for the IRC education programs and helping to create evaluative measures for the Refugee School Impact Grant contract system.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      • Assess current Youth Education program curriculum
      • Draft recommendations proposal for future improvements
      • Liaising with refugee community on topics of education

      Requirements:

      • Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card
      • Master's Degree preferred
      • Familiarity with mixed methods research, data collection, analysis, & storage
      • Familiarity with Arizona K-12 education systems & local school systems
      • Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills
        • Experience with ELL students & learning environments preferred
      • Teachers, former teachers, & teaching students preferred

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      Financial Education Internship

      From this internship, one can expect to develop superior presentation skills, the ability to organize & schedule itineraries for students & teachers, & further skills in mastering Microsoft Office, Publisher, & Access Database software suites. A holistic understanding of finance & verifiable work history in the financial field will also be cultivated. Under the supervision of the Adult Education staff, the intern will assist with the following:

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      • Assist with Financial Education, and specialized training course schedule, logistics, recordkeeping, reporting, and data entry/analysis;
      • Schedule interpreters and language aids in support of training course needs;
      • Assist with instruction of Financial Education, and specialized training courses;
      • Assist with the development and revision of Financial Education training curricula;
      • Participate in marketing of Financial Education, and specialized training courses;
      • Provide specialized instruction, coaching, or counseling, as required for individual clients

      Requirements:

      • Must be organized, detail-orientated, and a self-starter;
      • Must possess cultural sensitivity and excellent cross-cultural communication skills;
      • Have a strong desire to help people & work on a diverse team;
      • Be patient, creative, & flexible;
      • Education or experiences in Human Resource Development, Financial Services, TEFL, Adult Education, or Instructional Design preferred, although not required

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      Cultural Orientation Internship

      Cultural Orientation (CO) Intern will play a key role in helping clients adjust and thrive in their new surroundings and will gain skills & professional experience that include cross-cultural competency & communication, training and adult education, curriculum development, and many other skills from working in a fast-paced, nonprofit professional environment.
       

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Adult Education staff, the CO Intern will assist with the following:

      • Train newly arrived refugees on basic life & adjustment skills twice weekly during Cultural Orientation classes;
      • Assess client learning using established evaluation tools and CO objectives;
      • Provide logistical support for all CO classes, including coordinating training schedules for clients & maintaining CO materials;
      • Provide public transit trainings to newly arrived refugees as needed while working with other public transit interns or volunteers;
      • Report weekly to the Orientation Coordinator concerning clients and classes;
      • Other relevant program support duties, as assigned.

      Requirements:

      • Experience teaching or training adults preferred, although not required;
      • Excellent intercultural communication skills & experience working with diverse populations;
      • Willingness to work as part of a team;
      • Must have access to reliable transportation or own vehicle;
      • Must have availability on Monday & Wednesday from 1pm-5pm;
      • Additional availability on Thursday from 9am-4pm preferred, although not required.

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      Health Specialist Internship

      Through a partnership with the Department of State, the IRC assists over 11,000 refugees to resettle in the U.S. every year.   IRC staff meet refugees at the airport and provide initial housing, furnishings, food, and clothing.  These Core Services—Reception & Placement (R&P)—address the basic needs of food, shelter and legal rights for refugees in the early, critical stages of resettlement in order to begin their transition toward rapid self-sufficiency.

      The Health Specialist team provides ongoing health and medical assistance to refugees as part of case management.  The Health Specialist Intern will assist in the logistics of medical appointments for clients as well as working to ensure data entry regarding health appointments is completed in a timely manner.  The Health Specialist Intern will also assist in the maintenance and availability of health information relevant to refugees.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of Health Caseworker staff, the Health Specialist Intern will assist with the following:

      • Coordinate medical appointments for clients, including initial health screenings, dental or eye appointments, and other medical follow up visits;
      • Input health and medical data in a timely and accurate manner using IRC databases as well as provide other program support;
      • Assist Health Specialist team in the transportation of clients to medical appointments or health screenings;
      • Maintain health information and materials relevant to refugee populations;
      • Other relevant duties as assigned.

      Requirements:

      • Experience in the public health sector working with vulnerable populations preferred;
      • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with partners, colleagues, and clients in a cross-cultural, team based environment;
      • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office Suite;
      • Commitment to client confidentiality;
      • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area;
      • Strong attention to detail and commitment to client confidentiality.

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      Intensive Case Management (ICM) Internship

      The Intensive Case Management (ICM) team is a specialized subcategory of the Resettement Casework team and takes on refugee cases that require closer care and attention, usually due to medical complications. The ICM Intern will work within a client-centered team that provides ongoing health and medical assistance to refugee clients as part of holistic case management. The ICM Intern will assist in the coordinating of medical appointments for clients, as well as working to ensure that data entry regarding health appointments is completed in a timely manner. Additionally, the ICM Intern will also research potential community resources and provide referrals to new and existing partners within the community. Finally, the ICM Intern will also be tasked with helping the ICM caseworker enroll clients & track their progress. 

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Caseworker, the intern will assist with the following:

      • Coordinate medical appointments for refugee clients, including health screenings, specialist appointments, and other medical follow up visits;
      • Input health & medical data in a timely and accurate manner using IRC databases;
      • Enroll, track, & report on clients in Intensive Case Management program;
      • Research community resources & reach out to potential new service providers;
      • Maintain confidential health information & materials relevant to refugee populations with severe medical, mental, & social needs;
      • Other relevant program support duties, as assigned

      Requirements:

      • Experience in public health sector with vulnerable populations preferred, but not required;
      • A degree in public health or social work preferred, but not required;
      • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with partners, colleagues, & clients in cross-cultural, team-based environment;
      • Excellent computer skills, including competency with MS Office Suite;
      • Commitment to client confidentiality;
      • A positive attitude & desire to learn;
      • A degree in public health or social work preferred, but not required

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      Survivors of Torture Internship

      The Survivors of Torture (SOT) program provides intensive case management, medical care coordination, and behavioral health services to survivors of torture living in Arizona. Through a client-centered model and a variety of social, medical, and legal services, as well as employment and vocational training, survivors of torture are able to lead productive lives. The SOT Intern will work closely with the Clinical Care Coordinator, Case Manager, and Well-Being Center to provide medical and social support for clients who have experienced extraneous trauma.

      The SOT Intern will learn how to work with clients who are survivors of trauma, research skills, coordination, data tracking, and communication skills with clients and staff.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Senior Clinical Care Coordinator, the SoT intern will assist with the following:

      • Research & compile a list of Phoenix immigration attorneys & assist in seeking pro-bono services;
      • Assist clients with accessing public library resources;
      • Assist with SoT program outreach in the community;
      • Coordinate individual appointment logistics with health or social providers;
      • Attend home visitations, as needed;
      • Attend groups when needed to provide support or assistance;
      • Assist with food bank training;
      • Assist in numbers tracking and reporting, where applicable;
      • Provide transportation for client appointments, as needed;
      • Other relevant program support duties, as assigned

      Requirements:

      • Demonstrated cultural competency & consideration;
      • Excellent written & verbal skills;
      • Proficient with Excel & other Microsoft Office applications;
      • Self-starter, ability to complete projects with minimal supervision;
      • Access to reliable, insured vehicle;
      • Interest in public health, social work, or international studies preferred, but not required 

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      ALERT Media & Communications Internship

      The Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT) serves victims and survivors of human trafficking by providing access to protection, empowerment, stability, and self-sufficiency though comprehensive case management, advocacy, education, collaboration, and capacity building. The ALERT Media and Communications Intern is expected to assist the ALERT Anti-Trafficking Case Manager with maintaining and generating content for the ALERT website and social media accounts, coordinating media and speaker requests, and supporting event planning efforts. The Media and Communications Intern is also eligible to assist with client case management, including client intake, client check-ins, transporting clients to appointments, and otherwise assisting clients through their recovery process.

      The ALERT Media and Communications Intern will gain skills and professional experience that include understanding cultural sensitivity, an intimate knowledge of human trafficking within Arizona, maintaining a professional web presence as a local program within an international NGO, event organization, and experience with maintaining professional relationships in a fast-paced work environment, among many other skills.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Senior Clinical Care Coordinator, the ALERT Media & Comm. Intern will assist with the following:

      • Maintaining and generating content for the ALERT Facebook page;
      • Updating and maintaining our ALERT website;
      • Coordinating media requests & monitoring media coverage;
      • Support in event planning & execution;
      • Potentially assist with various direct case tasks, as needed;
      • Other relevant program support duties, as assigned

      Requirements:

      • Excellent written & verbal skills;
      • Strong computer skills, particularly experience in social media and web design
      • One year of previous work experience or exceptional understanding of human trafficking is preferred, but not required;
      • Prior experience in a non-profit setting with human trafficking survivors beneficial, but not required;
      • Ability to take initiative & work independently or on a team;
      • Must be comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment

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      ALERT Direct Care Internship

      Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT) works to combat human trafficking in Arizona. ALERT provides services to victims of trafficking, runs a 24 hour hotline for victims and those who suspect situations of trafficking, participates in state wide coalition against human trafficking, and provides professional and community training on the issue of human trafficking.  The ALERT intern will assist staff in the day to day function of ALERT.  This intern will gain a deep understanding of daily operations in a non-profit and the anti-trafficking movement.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Senior Clinical Care Coordinator, the ALERT Direct Care Intern will assist with the following:

      • Provide direct service to victims of human trafficking through one-on-one interactions
      • Planning and implementation of daily activities for client
      • Provide training for the client including cultural orientation, transportation, life skills, job readiness training, banking, budgeting classes and client rights and responsibilities.
      • Assist in identifying ESL classes  and other trainings in the community
      • Collaborate with ALERT, IRC staff and community partners to enhance activities and supplement services to clients
      • Document all activities and send weekly client reports
      • Input data for each client in TIMS
      • Other duties as assigned

      Requirements:

      • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
      • Ability to work as part of a team;
      • Computer literacy, data base experience required;
      • Ability to take initiative and work independently;
      • Empathy and open mindedness; 
      • Must be comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment.
      • Strong organizational skills
      • ESL teaching experience preferred
      • Spanish speaker preferred

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      Bridge to Safety Internship

      The Bridge to Safety project is intended to improve domestic violence awareness and provide support and screening to survivors of domestic violence. With the introduction of the Bridge to Safety project in 2014, the IRC is piloting tools and practices to connect refugee and immigrant women who are survivors of violence with resources for support and healing. Bridge to Safety adapts service delivery tools and approaches that have effectively supported refugee women and girl survivors served by the IRC around the world. In Phoenix, the Bridge to Safety Intern will focus on developing local partnerships, initiating supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and tracking project outcomes.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Senior Clinical Care Coordinator, the Bridge to Safety Intern will assist with the following:

      • Coordinate service provider appointments as identified in survivor service plan;
      • Input Bridge to Safety data in a timely and accurate manner using Bridge to Safety databases;
      • Maintain resources and policies binder for Bridge to Safety project, including maintaining Bridge to Safety meeting notes;
      • Research community resources and reach out to new potential service providers;
      • Research funding opportunities to ensure continuation of Bridge to Safety project;
      • Provide transportation to and from essential appointments for survivors;  
      • Attend weekly Bridge to Safety meetings;
      • Advocate at medical appointments and with community partners on behalf of survivors;
      • Other relevant program support duties, as assigned

      Requirements:

      • Experience working with domestic violence survivors or vulnerable populations preferred;
      • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with partners, colleagues, and clients in a cross-cultural, team based environment;
      • Experience with grant seeking or writing preferred;
      • Excellent computer skills, including competency with MS Office Suite;
      • Commitment to client confidentiality;  
      • A positive attitude and a desire to learn.

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      Clinical Therapist Internship

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      Requirements:

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      Microenterprise Program Internship

      The MicroEnterprise Development (MED) Program Intern will work to achieve the goals and objectives of the MED program by enhanced assistance to MED clients through responding to program development opportunities. This will include, but is not limited to, dispensing business technical assistance, setting up and leading workshops, conducting independent research, and contributing to program organization.
       

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Microenterprise Program Coordinator, the intern will assist with the following:

      • Assist with Technical Assistance (TA) services through marketing and business-sectors research
      • Coordinate and attend orientation workshops with potential loan applicants
      • Reach out to local ethic based organizations for outreach and marketing of the MED program
      • Conduct occasional research on program development opportunities such as Mentoring program and Consulting program
      • Assist with basic end-of-month loan portfolio needs
      • Organization of different foci of MED program online and in office
      • Help with other potential program needs

      Requirements:

      • Bachelor or graduate-level education with background in business
      • Business and/or marketing writing skills required
      • Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
      • Fluent in MS Suite
      • Global acumen
      • Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
      • Strong internal drive with the ability to work proactively without continuous oversight
      • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office
      • Patience, flexibility, & creativity
      • Project management experience is preferred, but not required

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      Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Internship

      The IDA Program Intern will have the opportunity to hone cross-cultural communication, strategic planning skills, financial analysis, accounting procedures. The intern will also have the opportunity to become familiar with the global non-profit environment and working with refugee populations.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the IDA Program Coordinator, the intern will assist with the following:

      • Analyze program applicant financial data to determine enrollment eligibility
      • Review asset purchase documents to ensure completeness
      • Process program participant deposit data and enter into data base to track progress
      • Audit program financial data on a monthly basis to track progress
      • Provide technical assistance to program participants regarding program processes
      • Assist Program Coordinator with class preparations
      • Assist Program Coordinator with implementation of new investment curriculum

      Requirements:

      • Bachelor or graduate-level education with interest in non-profit management and/or finance/accounting
      • Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
      • Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
      • Strong internal drive with the ability to work proactively without continuous oversight
      • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office
      • Patience, flexibility, & creativity
      • Project management experience is preferred, but not required

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      Childcare Microenterprise Internship

      The Childcare Microenterprise Intern will assist the program coordinator with the core operations of the program. The intern will gain through a hands-on experience an understanding of how microenterprise developments function and will also gain experience with working alongside refugee populations. The program spans all business development phases and will give the intern opportunities to gain skills in development trainings (business & childcare), certifications, micro-credit, and on-going technical support, both before and after the entrepreneur's business is launched.

      The intern will have the opportunity to hone in on cross-cultural communication, business development and strategic planning skills. The intern will also have the opportunity to become familiar with the global non-profit environment and working with refugee populations.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Childcare Microenterprise Development Specialist, the intern will assist with the following:

      • Assist program participants with the certification process, including completing application files and stewarding participant progress
      • Provide technical assistance to program participants including business plan creation, diagnosing barriers, and active business coaching
      • Provide intensive marketing assistance as part of the Micro-Business Sustainability Project, which assists program participants to identify new markets, increase their client base and retention, as well as overall revenue generation
      • Conduct program outreach including identifying and contacting potential community partners as well as designing and distributing promotional materials

      Requirements:

      • Bachelor or graduate-level education with an interest in non-profit management and/or micro-enterprise development
      • Superior organization skills and meticulous attention to detail
      • Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
      • Strong internal drive with the ability to work proactively without continuous oversight
      • Solid understand of Microsoft Office
      • Patience, flexibility, and creativity
      • Experience with small business and/or business development is preferred, but not required

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      New Roots Community Garden Internship

      Through the New Roots Farm Program, the IRC provides refugees who are seeking to begin or are currently in gardening or agricultural business with the opportunity to access business and production training, one-on-one technical assistance, and assistance with access to farm business resources such as land, capital, etc.

      The New Roots Program Intern is primarily responsible for the coordination and organizing of farmers and volunteers amidst the community gardens, mobilizing recruitment, and produce marketing. Additionally, the intern will design training materials and contribute to the New Roots newsletter, and keep inventory of garden tools.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the New Roots Program Supervisor, the intern will assist with the following:

      Recruitment of participants:

      • Assist in outreach/orientation to potential clients during information sessions
      • Enroll participants into the program, ensuring their eligibility
      • Keep records of enrollment and document the enrollment materials
      • Explain the garden rules to the participants and ensuring that they understand and sign appropriate documents
      • Manage community garden
      • Organize community members for participation into our community gardens

      Coordination of Community Garden:

      • Ensure compliance of the program participants to garden rules and policies;
      • Ensure clean rows and care for crops (free of weeds);
      • Coordinate volunteers during workdays;
      • Help farmers to organize pop-up stands at different locations

      Curriculum Materials:

      • Re-design the training materials to make it more appealing (not required to produce content)
      • Design New Roots Community Gardens Newsletter
      • Organize New Roots training materials

      Information System Management:

      • Collect appropriate survey materials for analysis;
      • Enter data into the program's information data systems, including Down Home & other internal tracking forms/systems
      • Provide supervisor with data for narrative reports

      Requirements:

      • Bachelor’s degree (or working towards a bachelor's degree) in Agribusiness, Business, Agriculture, Economics, Finance, or related field preferred, although not required
      • Demonstrated understanding of community gardening with experience in community organizing strongly desirable
      • Strong organizational skills, including successfully managing several projects at the same time
      • Intermediate level understanding of Microsoft Office applications;
      • Excellent written & verbal skills required;
      • Bi-lingual ability preferred, although not required;
      • Demonstrated experience working with multi-cultural populations
      • Access to reliable transportation with valid driver’s license & active insurance policy 

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      Gila Farm Cooperative Internship

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Farm Program Coordinator, the intern will assist with the following:

      • Assist in planning CSA weekly vegetable boxes
      • Interact with customers and volunteers via email and in person
      • Update social media sites & blog to promote program
      • Write weekly CSA newsletter
      • Assist with packing CSA boxes
      • Assist with pop-up farm stands within the community
      • Assist with the delivery of CSA boxes
      • Conduct outreach & participate in community education opportunities to engage and recruit program participants
      • Assist with classroom & field based farm business trainings
      • Other relevant program support duties, as assigned.

      Requirements:

      • Minimum of 2 years of college study with minimum 3.0 GPA
      • Excellent organization & interpersonal skills
      • Experience or academic background in agriculture
      • Self-proclaimed "foodie" or "food lover" is a plus
      • Familiarity with the workings of CSAs and/or farming cooperative preferred, yet not required
      • Experience in marketing preferred, yet not required
      • Experience with or a passion for the local food movement, refugees, organic food, and/or cooking

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      Opportunity Passport Internship

      The Opportunity Passport Intern will learn and implement core skills in youth development and youth programming. Interns will also gain experience in youth coaching and work with the structures, rules, and protocol when engaging youth in the foster care system.

      Duties and Responsibilities: 

      Under the supervision of the Foster Care IDA Coordinator, the intern will assist with the following:

      • Provide instruction on financial concepts to program youth utilizing existing curriculum
      • Cultivate appropriate learning environment by setting up classroom and instructional materials
      • Assist with scheduling youth for appropriate courses
      • Contribute to maintaining consistent communication with participants via phone & email
      • Compile and track corresponding data

      Requirements:

      • Acquired or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human service degree preferred, although no required
      • Fingerprint Clearance Card (assistance provided by the IRC)
      • Previous experience working with youth
      • Comfortable with working in a diverse environment with a diverse population
      • Comfortable with public speaking & making cold calls
      • Excellent written & verbal skills 

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