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Employment Intern

Start date: Ongoing

The Employment Program Intern will work closely with IRC Employment Specialists to accomplish a variety of employment-related activities, such as developing resumes, providing transportation to job interviews, and assisting refugees and Afghan evacuees 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. Duties include application and onboarding assistance as well as transportation assistance. Personal vehicle access and travel within Leon County required within project needs.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Application Assistance

Assist with essential application tasks related to refugee/parolee arrivals. This includes assisting with completing forms, communicating with clients and outside employers, and retrieving information.

2. Interview Assistance

Build and maintain ongoing employer relationships by troubleshooting problem areas related to refugee/evacuee employment such as transportation, communication, time management.

3. Organizational/Administrative Assistance

Help build and manage internal systems, write case notes, work on case file management, file receipts and reimbursements, hiring paperwork, etc.

4. Other duties as assigned

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Employment Specialist and Employment Resource Specialist

Internship Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and under pressure
  • An interest in international issues
  • Ability to connect with individuals and build rapport
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable access to an insured vehicle.


  • Must pass a background check
  • Must pay a $51 fee to cover the cost of the background check
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must attend IRC volunteer orientation training

Minimum Commitment:

  • 18–20 hours per week

If you are interested in applying, please submit your information here: https://rescueglobal.secure.force.com/volunteer and email your resume to Mike.Morrissey [at] Rescue.org (subject: Employment%20Intern%20Resume) and karissa.hammett [at] rescue.org (subject: Employment%20Intern%20Resume) . ___________________________________________________________________________________________

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.