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IRC Missoula Child Care Placement Intern - Position Currently Filled

Start date: Ongoing
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TITLE: Child Care Placement Intern
LOCATION: Missoula, Montana
COMMITMENT: 3+ months; Minimum 10 hrs/week
PLEASE NOTE: This is an unpaid position. If credit for class is desired, please indicate in statement of interest. *May be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award up to $1,566.
REPORTS TO: Employment Specialist


The International Rescue Committee is the leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance. This commitment is reflected in well-planned resettlement assistance, global emergency relief, rehabilitation, and advocacy for refugees. Founded in 1933, the IRC is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by conflict and oppression. The resettlement office in Missoula, Montana provides services to approximately 100 newly arriving refugees per year.


This position works closely with IRC Missoula staff and Child Care Resources to place refugee children in appropriate early childhood education facilities. Child Care Resources is a local agency that connects families to childcare. This role helps families search for childcare based on individual needs including afterschool, daycare, summer camps or other placements.


  • Develop and implement childcare self-sufficiency plan in coordination with IRC staff and refugee family including: search for appropriate openings, facilitate tours, & assist families in completing paperwork
  • Serve as a liason between refugee clients and Child Care Resources, the state childcare scholarship program provider.
  • Teach families how to ride the public bus to reach Child Care Resources and childcare facilities 
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with Child Care Resources and early education providers
  • Expand on existing childcare procedures and protocol manual
  • Assisting with files, case notes, data entry, participation in weekly case staffing meetings


  • Background in early childhood education, social work, or other related fields
  • Motivated, flexible and ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Strong computer skill with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment
  • IRC orientation and background check required
  • Experience working with refugees/diverse populations is a plus

Interested candidates should email a resume and brief statement of interest to volunteer.missoula [at] rescue.org

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

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