Under the supervision and direction of the Employment Supervisor, the Economic Empowerment Intern will help with a range of activities to help prepare refugees and other survivors of conflict for their first jobs in the United States.
- Work individually with clients to create resumes, conduct job searches, complete applications, find networking opportunities, and help them understand U.S. work culture
- Provide assistance and feedback for clients as they practice interview skills
- Assist employment staff with a variety of projects and administration needs, such as filing and reviewing client records
- Assist employment staff with other tasks as assigned
- Minimum Commitment: Internship commitments typically run about 15 hours per week for a 4- to 6-month period.
- Current undergrad, graduate student or recently graduated student with a focus in Economics, Adult Education, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field·
- Must have a solid knowledge of resume writing criteria as well as employment practices.
- Proficient computer and online search skills using programs such as MS Office, Windows, GoogleDrive, Google, LinkedIn, etc.
- Must be comfortable reaching out to employers on the phone and in person.
- Valid driver’s license and a vehicle with valid insurance are required.
This position reports to the Employment Supervisor.
This is an unpaid internship. Work-related driving is eligible for charitable mileage rate reimbursement.
Internships are available for current college students, graduate students, and graduates less than one year post-graduation. Course credit and transcript notation are available if the student submits the appropriate paperwork to the Volunteer and Donations Coordinator.
How to Apply:
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