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Summer 2020 Internships at IRC in Seattle

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As of March 13th and until further notice the IRC in Seattle office is closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in our area; however, we continue to provide services to IRC clients remotely. While we are currently accepting applications for summer internship opportunities, we are not certain when the IRC office will reopen. We are re-evaluating our internship roles to accommodate remote work where possible. If this is the case, the position descriptions listed here may change to comply with guidance from local, state, and national public health officials. If internship positions are modified or eliminated, we will communicate those changes to applicants as soon as possible. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to VolunteerSEA [at] Rescue.org.


Looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer? Interested in gaining hands-on professional experience in a social service setting? Become an intern with IRC in Seattle! 

Check out our Summer 2020 Internship Positions here.

How to apply: 

  1. Complete the IRC’s online volunteer and intern application.
  2. Email a one-page resume and one-page cover letter to VolunteerSEA [at] rescue.org (subject: Summer%20Internship%20Application) with “Summer Internship Application” in the subject line. In your cover letter, indicate which position(s) you are applying for. If applying for multiple positions, please indicate your order of preference. Incomplete applications (e.g. missing online application, resume or cover letter) will not be considered. 

Priority application deadline: Friday April 24th, 2020.Please review the frequently asked questions below before submitting your application. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us at VolunteerSEA [at] Rescue.org.


FAQs

How do I apply? What is the application deadline?                                                                         

To apply, please complete IRC’s online volunteer and intern application and email a one-page resume and one-page cover letter to VolunteerSEA [at] rescue.org with “Summer Internship Application” in the subject line. In your cover letter, indicate which position(s) you are applying for. If applying for multiple positions, please indicate your order of preference. Incomplete applications (e.g. missing online application, resume or cover letter) will not be considered. 

Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview, which can be conducted in-person, over the phone, or via Skype. Please note that we typically receive more applications for summer internships than there are available positions, so submitting an application does not guarantee placement in an internship position. Priority application deadline: Tuesday March 31st, 2020. 

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Have internships been impacted by COVID19?

As of March 13th and until further notice the IRC in Seattle office is closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in our area; however, we continue to provide services to IRC clients remotely. While we are currently accepting applications for summer internship opportunities, we are not certain when the IRC office will reopen. We are re-evaluating our internship roles to accommodate remote work where possible. If this is the case, the position descriptions listed here may change to comply with guidance from local, state, and national public health officials. If internship positions are modified or eliminated, we will communicate those changes to applicants as soon as possible. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to VolunteerSEA [at] Rescue.org.

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Can I apply for multiple internship positions?

Yes. If interested in multiple positions, please indicate so in your application materials. You may be required to interview for positions separately. If selected for multiple internship positions, you may choose to intern in multiple roles simultaneously (if scheduling permits) or select your first-choice position.

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Can I apply if I live or am going to school out of state?

Yes. Every year we welcome talented interns from across the country! Please note that the IRC is not able to assist with relocation or housing if you are selected for an internship position.

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Are there age or other eligibility requirements to be an intern?

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. To be considered an “intern” one must be a student or recent graduate.  All applicants are subject to a criminal background check and must agree to follow IRC workplace and volunteer policies. If an internship position requires driving, applicants will also be required to pass a driving background check. For specific experience and skill requirements, please see individual position descriptions.

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What is the typical time commitment involved in an internship?

Summer interns commit to at least 2-3 months of service, with start dates, training dates and weekly time commitments varying by position. Select positions require a longer time commitment. All positions are part-time. Please see individual position descriptions for details.

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Where are internship positions located?

Most internship positions are based at our office, located at 1200 S 192nd St, SeaTac, WA or surrounding areas in South King County. Please ensure you have reliable transportation to and from your internship site prior to applying.

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Can the IRC assist with relocation, housing or transportation for the purposes of my internship?

Unfortunately, the IRC cannot assist with relocation to the Seattle area, or with housing/transportation costs during your internship.

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Are internship positions paid?

Internships are not paid. Opportunities to earn school credit may exist depending on your school’s policies and requirements. If interested in earning school credit from your internship, please indicate so when applying.

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Summer Internship Positions

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Career Development Intern

    Economic Empowerment Intern

    Immigration Intern

    Youth Summer School Intern

    Youth Food Justice Intern 

    Outreach and Communications Intern

    Resource Development Intern

    Career Development Intern 

    Please Note:  This is an unpaid position. This position may be considered an internship for school credit, depending on your school policies and requirements. If this is desired, please indicate so when applying.

    Background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries worldwide. The IRC also provides support to thousands of refugees resettling in 27 U.S. cities each year through initial housing assistance; case management and referral services; job readiness and placement; community and cultural orientation; health and wellness programs; immigration services; and youth programs.

    Scope of volunteer work: The Career Development Program helps newcomers to the US build professional development skills and networks to help them achieve long-term career goals. This program offers professional training and initiatives, covering different professional development skills. These programs help develop responsive digital, professional & career literacy for New Americans. Interns will directly support clients in developing competencies needed for workplace success and will help plan and execute program specific professional trainings for clients. They will also assist staff in providing individualized career planning including helping to edit resumes and cover letter, coordinate and assist with job applications and referrals, and advise on trainings/certifications. They will also work with volunteers, mentors and other partners who will provide support via mentorships & clinics.

    Location: IRC SeaTac Office, 1200 S. 192nd Street, Suite 101, SeaTac WA 98148

    Time commitment: 15-20 hours/week during IRC office hours (and a few evenings, as needed), 2-3 days/week. Regular schedule required. 3-6 month commitment. Position begins May or June 2020, depending on availability.

    Essential position functions:

    • Recruit participants for career development programs through local partners, schools, and other agencies
    • Assist with client resumes development
    • Organize and facilitate mock interviews
    • Collect client stories to showcase benefits of career development trainings
    • Research Career Connect presenters for future workshops
    • Assist with data entry – financial training input, class sign-in sheets, case notes relating to career development/employment searches by job seekers
    • Other job readiness and placement assistance as needed: public transportation orientation, shopping for job supplies and clothes, job application assistance, food permit application support. 
    • Develop new employment relationships with employers in nearby areas  
    • Organize and facilitate professional development workshops and fieldtrips
    • Interview prospective mentors and participants for Career Connect
    • Assist as needed on Digital Literacy Pilot efforts and helping achieve technology competencies

    Requirements:

    • Must be culturally sensitive, respectful of diverse backgrounds and willing to work with English language learners; previous cross-cultural communication experience a plus
    • Familiarity with employment-related functions: writing resumes, filling out online job applications and interviewing for jobs.
    • Ability to handle sensitive client information confidentially
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English; additional fluency in a refugee language (ex. French, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Pashto, or Urdu) helpful, but not required
    • Must be self-motivated and comfortable working with little supervision at times
    • Flexibility and a positive attitude a must!
    • Applicants preferred who have valid driver’s license, vehicle, auto insurance and a clean driving record
    • Willingness to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies

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    Economic Empowerment Intern

    Please Note:  This is an unpaid position. This position may be considered an internship for school credit, depending on your school policies and requirements. If this is desired, please indicate so when applying.

    Background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries worldwide. The IRC also provides support to thousands of refugees resettling in 27 U.S. cities each year through initial housing assistance; case management and referral services; job readiness and placement; community and cultural orientation; health and wellness programs; immigration services; and youth programs.

    Scope of Volunteer Work: Help refugees as they prepare for their first job in the United States! The Economic Empowerment Program Intern works closely with IRC Employment Specialists to accomplish a variety of employment-related activities, such as developing resumes, interview preparation, and assisting refugees as they learn public transportation routes and schedules. Interns also assist in the organization and maintenance of client case files and other administrative tasks as assigned. This position is a great opportunity to gain experience in a social service setting and to support and learn about local refugee communities.

    Location: IRC SeaTac Office, 1200 S. 192nd Street, Suite 101, SeaTac WA 98148

    Time Commitment: 15-20 hours/week during IRC office hours (9am-5pm). Regular schedule required. 3-6 month commitment. Position begins May or June 2020, depending on availability.

    Essential Position Functions:

    • Provide 1-on-1 support to refugees, SIV’s and asylees as part of their job search including resume writing, interview preparation, filling out new hire paperwork and obtaining good handler’s permits
    • Teach job seekers how to ride bus/light rail to work, make transfers and read public transportation schedules
    • Organize and maintain client case files and perform other administrative functions such as filing, copying, data entry and answering phones
    • Take clients shopping for clothing items required for work
    • Work closely with IRC employment staff to identify knowledge gaps and potentially develop and implement workshops aimed to fill those gaps
    • Streamline content of workshops such as digital and financial literacy based on established curriculum and assist in the monitoring and evaluating of outcomes
    • Coordinate schedules of workshops, including calling clients and communicating with other members of the Employment team
    • Attend and assist with employment-related fieldtrips
    • Other activities related to employment as needed

    Requirements:

    • Applicants preferred who have valid driver’s license, vehicle, auto insurance and a clean driving record and be willing to drive clients from time to time.
    • This internship is for undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates
    • Must be culturally sensitive, respectful of diverse backgrounds and willing to work with English language learners; previous cross-cultural communication experience a plus
    • Familiarity with employment-related functions: writing resumes, filling out online job applications and interviewing for jobs.
    • Ability to handle sensitive client information confidentially
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English; additional fluency in one of the following languages helpful, but not required: French, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Pashto, or Urdu
    • Must be self-motivated and comfortable working with little supervision at times
    • Flexibility and a positive attitude a must
    • Willingness to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies

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    Immigration Intern

    Please Note:  This is an unpaid position. This position may be considered an internship for school credit, depending on your school policies and requirements. If this is desired, please indicate so when applying.

    Background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries worldwide. The IRC also provides support to thousands of refugees and survivors of human trafficking in 29 U.S. cities each year through initial housing assistance; case management and referral services; job readiness and placement; community and cultural orientation; health and wellness programs; immigration services; and youth programs.

    Scope of Volunteer Work:  The IRC’s Immigration Program provides services to refugees, asylees and other immigrants in the Seattle area. The Immigration Intern will assist immigration staff and work one-on-one with clients applying for adjustment of status (green cards), United States citizenship, family reunification petitions and other immigration benefits. This position may be of particular interest to law students or those pursuing other immigration-related fields, although a legal background or previous immigration experience is not a requirement. This internship is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in a multi-cultural, social service setting.

    Location: IRC SeaTac Office

    Time Commitment : Minimum 15 hours/week during IRC office hours (M-F, 9am-5pm). Regular schedule required. Minimum 2-3 month commitment. Position begins May or June 2020.

    Essential Position Functions: 

    • Conduct initial eligibility assessments of potential applicants
    • Assist with accurate completion of application forms for clients
    • Notify clients via telephone, email or mailings about matters related to their applications
    • Assist clients with additional necessary procedures, such as requests for evidence and follow-up advocacy
    • Assist in outreach efforts for immigration services
    • Assist Immigration staff with paperwork, record-keeping and filing
    • Assist Immigration staff at Civics Education classes
    • Assist with Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) client intake and application processing
    • Other administrative and general office support as needed

    Requirements:

    • This internship is for undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates
    • Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and across language barriers
    • Ability to handle sensitive client information confidentially
    • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
    • Comfortable working in high-stress environments; must be adaptable, flexible, and patient
    • Familiarity with Windows operating system and confidence in basic computer skills (word processing, email, data entry); willingness to learn new software
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English; additional fluency in one of the following languages desirable, but not required: Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Pashto, Russian, Ukrainian, Somali, or Urdu
    • Willingness to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies

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    Youth Food Justice Intern

    Please Note: This is an unpaid position. This position may be considered an internship for school credit, depending on your school policies and requirements. If this is desired, please indicate so when applying.

    Background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries worldwide. The IRC also provides support to thousands of refugees resettling in 27 U.S. cities each year through initial housing assistance; case management and referral services; job readiness and placement; community and cultural orientation; health and wellness programs; immigration services; and youth programs.

    Scope of Volunteer Work: The New Roots Program enables refugees to celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots-literally-in their new communities. Currently, over 150 families are gardening in three different New Roots sites in Tukwila and Kent, growing food to improve the health and wellbeing of their families and their communities. The Youth Food Justice (YFJ) program that focuses on empowering high school students to be advocates for food justice and beyond. This is done through a hands-on learning approach where the students interact with their local food systems through gardening, cooking and learning from community food leaders. The YFJ intern is responsible for helping assist with planning and teaching curricula, with supervision from the New Roots team. This role will assist with coordination of various community partners and will keep thorough and accurate records of tasks and participants. Interns can expect to work alongside staff and high school students in the community garden, encouraging learning around food injustice, health and food systems.

    Location: IRC SeaTac Office and Tukwila. Home office location: 1200 S. 192nd Street, Suite 101, SeaTac WA 98148.

    Time Commitment: Start Date: Mid-June, 2020. Minimum 3 month time commitment. 6 months preferred. 15-20 hours/week. Schedule: Wednesday, Tuesday & Thursday 12-5pm.

    Essential Position Functions:

    • Assist with development and implementation of food justice curricula. Gather and prepare daily schedules. Organize logistics for daily flow of YFJ programming.
    • Coordinate with community leaders at student worksites. Call and e-mail businesses and community members to follow up about trips and presentations. Work alongside IRC staff, interns and volunteers.
    • Keep thorough and accurate records of all tasks, participants, and finances.
    • Engage with high-school-aged students about food injustice, health disparities, and culturally-relevant food systems. Encourage students to advocate for food system change. Connect students to community leaders with diverse backgrounds.
    • Research entrepreneurial opportunities for the New Roots program. Analyze available resources and capabilities.  
    • Other educational, logistical, and garden maintenance duties as needed

    Requirements:

    • This internship is for undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates
    • Must be culturally sensitive, respectful of diverse backgrounds and willing to work with English language learners; prior experience working with refugee and immigrant communities and/or pre-literate populations in non-traditional settings preferred
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in food systems, gardening, nutrition, food security issues, food justice, youth development and/or public health, preferably in a multicultural context
    • Highly organized with great attention to detail and great flexibility
    • Strong leadership and communication abilities
    • Highly enthusiastic and passionate about empowering youth
    • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects and ability to work independently
    • Strong working knowledge of and interest in the use of social media as an effective tool for outreach, exposure and marketing
    • Willingness to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies
    • Nepali, Burmese, Somali, Dari or Arabic language skills highly preferred
    • Applicants preferred who have valid driver’s license, vehicle, auto insurance and a clean driving record
    • Must be available for all time commitments

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    Youth Summer School Intern

    Please Note:  This is an unpaid position. This position may be considered an internship for school credit, depending on your school policies and requirements. If this is desired, please indicate so when applying.

    Background: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides immediate resettlement assistance, employment assistance, intensive case management, immigration services, health and wellness programs, and education support.

    Scope of Volunteer Work: The vision of the IRC Seattle Youth Program is that refugee youth will have the skills and resources necessary to pursue a future of opportunity. You can help newly-arrived refugee youth catch up on their education as a Youth Summer School Intern! The IRC in Seattle’s Youth Summer School Program is a 5-week program for refugee students, grades K through 12, entering the Tukwila School District. Under the direction of the IRC Senior Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Program staff, interns will coordinate and facilitate activities that focus on learning English and Math, building social and emotional skills, and having fun in the school and local community through field trips and outdoor activities. Additionally, interns may assist with school enrollment and parent workshops. This internship may be of particular interest to someone studying education or TESOL. Read what previous interns have said about the experience!

    Location: Tukwila, WA

    Time Commitment: Minimum two full days/week, maximum four days/week (Mon-Thurs, 7:30am – 1:30pm classroom time and additional weekly hours for curriculum planning). Regular schedule required. Position begins mid-June and continues through mid-August 2020.

    Essential Position Functions:

    • Support Youth Program staff by assisting with classroom activities
    • Provide classroom instruction to students
    • Plan classroom activities and lessons as directed by Youth Program staff
    • Provide assistance in administering pre- and post-assessments
    • Escort youth from their apartments in the morning to the program location
    • Help with clean-up and preparation of classroom on a daily basis
    • Help coordinate and chaperone field trips

    Requirements:

    • This internship is for undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates
    • Must be culturally sensitive, respectful of diverse backgrounds and willing to work with English language learners; previous cross-cultural communication experience is a plus
    • Previous experience working with youth; comfortable leading activities, managing groups and supervising children
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English; additional fluency in a refugee language helpful, but not required
    • Must be outgoing, energetic and flexible
    • Willingness to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies
    • Access to reliable transportation to travel to schools and IRC office

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    Outreach and Communications Intern

    Please Note:  This is an unpaid position; however, it may be considered an internship for school credit, depending on your school policies and requirements. If this is desired, please indicate so when applying.

    Background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries worldwide. The IRC also provides support to thousands of refugees resettling in 27 U.S. cities each year through initial housing assistance; case management and referral services; job readiness and placement; community and cultural orientation; health and wellness programs; immigration services; and youth programs.

    Scope of Volunteer Work: The Outreach and Communications Intern will work with IRC Seattle’s Development Team to increase the IRC’s visibility in the community through online media outreach, attendance and participation in outreach activities and content creation. The Intern will support IRC staff, volunteers, and former clients who represent the IRC at community events, by preparing materials and curating content for external sharing. The Intern will also help coordinate online and traditional media outreach through planning, content development, editing, photography and support of other volunteers/staff who develop content. The Intern will also assist the Development Team with administrative duties and tasks related to donor/volunteer outreach and special events. 

    Location: IRC SeaTac Office, 1200 S. 192nd Street, Suite 101, SeaTac WA 98148

    Time Commitment: Minimum 15 hours/week during IRC office hours (M-Th, 9am-5pm). Possibility of some hours being completed off-site. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. Regular schedule required. Minimum 3 month commitment. 6 month commitment preferred.

    Essential Position Functions:

    • Help write and edit content for IRC website and monthly e-newsletter
    • Assist with social media strategy and content development including taking and editing photos and videos
    • Assist with research and tracking related to traditional media engagement
    • Assist with sourcing and editing content for distribution to volunteers, newsletter subscribers, donors, and/or the general public; assist with story identification for national IRC communications campaigns and/or pitching to traditional media outlets
    • Help IRC staff and/or clients prepare for public speaking opportunities, media interviews, or other types of communications.
    • Assist with representing the IRC at outreach events, such as tabling events, volunteer orientations and supporter engagement/appreciation events
    • Help develop and update outreach materials, such as fact sheets and promotional flyers
    • Attend, document and create content about IRC events, community engagements, programs, workshops and other IRC adjacent happenings
    • Other activities related to outreach, communications, advocacy, and resource development as assigned by supervisor

    Requirements:

    • This internship is for undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates. Students pursuing degrees in the fields of communications, journalism, creative writing, marketing, public relations, or other related fields may be particularly interested in this position.
    • Deep commitment to IRC’s core values and the ability to model and communicate those values in relationships with IRC staff, clients, partners, and community leaders.
    • Strong writing and editing skills, with focus on details.
    • Ability to adjust communication styles to be clear and persuasive with different audiences and familiarity with best practices in communications.
    • Must be able to work productively in a team environment, as well as under minimal supervision, taking the initiative to ask questions as needed.
    • Confidence in basic computer skills; must be able to work effectively with MS Word, Excel, email, and internet applications.
    • Photography & graphic design experience preferred, but not required.
    • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.
    • Ability to commit to a consistent schedule during IRC business hours (schedule may be adjusted quarterly to accommodate changing school schedule).
    • Experience working in multicultural environments is a plus.
    • Willingness to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies

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    Resource Development Intern

    Please Note:  This is an unpaid position. This position may be considered an internship for school credit, depending on your school policies and requirements. If this is desired, please indicate so when applying. 

    Background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries worldwide. The IRC also provides support to thousands of refugees resettling in 22 U.S. cities each year through housing assistance, case management and referral services, job readiness and placement, English language training, community and cultural orientation, health and wellness programs, immigration services and other community integration activities. 

    Scope of Volunteer Work: This role will work closely with the Development Team to help further the goals of the International Rescue Committee & support refugees, asylees and newcomers. This role is great for learning nonprofit development roles, nonprofit event planning, and honing grant management and donor tracking skills. The Resource Development Intern will work with the Development Team to research and identify potential funding opportunities, help coordinate creation of materials to respond to funding opportunities, and assist with executing new strategies to engage donors, both traditional and new, including fundraising events. The intern will work most closely with the Development Team but also work with other program managers at IRC on specific responses to funding opportunities. Other responsibilities include assisting the Development Team with administrative duties and tasks related to community outreach, grant opportunities, and special events. 

    Location: IRC SeaTac Office, 1200 S. 192nd Street, Suite 101, SeaTac, WA 98148 

    Time Commitment: Minimum 15 hours/week during IRC office hours (M-Th, 9am-5pm). Occasional evening or weekend events may be required. Potential that some activities may be done remotely. Regular schedule required, but may shift quarterly to accommodate intern’s schedule. Minimum 3-month commitment. 6 month-commitment preferred. 

    Essential Position Functions: 

    • Participate in planning, coordination, execution, and follow-up for IRC fundraising and outreach events 
    • Update and manage donation and grant tracking tools (including Salesforce software) with current status and next steps and help devise new tools as necessary  
    • Work with Development Team and program managers to develop appropriate materials to respond to funding opportunities  
    • Strategize new ways to engage with donors in the Seattle area 
    • Help research and identify new funding opportunities  
    • Organize and categorize existing grant application materials for standardized usage in future applications 
    • Assist staff in representing the IRC in Seattle at outreach events, such as tabling events and community engagement opportunities  
    • Help develop outreach materials, such as fact sheets and promotional flyers  
    • Other activities related to donor and community engagement, event planning, and fund development as assigned by supervisor  

    Requirements

    • This internship is for undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates. Students pursuing degrees in the fields of communications, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management, or other related fields may be particularly interested in this position 
    • Deep commitment to IRC’s core values and the ability to model and communicate those values in relationships with IRC staff, clients, partners, and community leaders 
    • Strong writing and editing skills, with focus on details 
    • Strong research and organizational skills 
    • Ability to take initiative and think creatively to propose new ideas or solutions to the team 
    • Ability to adjust communication styles to be clear and persuasive with different audiences 
    • Must be able to work productively in a team environment, as well as under minimal supervision, taking the initiative to ask questions as needed 
    • Confidence in basic computer skills; must be able to work effectively with Microsoft Word, Excel, email, and internet applications 
    • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially 
    • Experience working in multicultural environments is a plus 
    • Experience designing print or digital materials for external audiences is a plus 

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