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Requisition ID: req5708

Job Title: Economic Empowerment- Early Employment Intern

Sector: Employment

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Description

The Early Employment intern's activities will concentrate on building economic empowerment capacity that will benefit IRC's offices across the United States. The central focus will be to improve the effectiveness of employment programs that help refugees to navigate the American job market and find employment. These employment programs help refugees attain economic self-sufficiency and begin their journey toward integration.

COMMITMENT: 4-5 months from August to December 2019, 15-20 hours per week


* Review programmatic and operational needs of employment programs in IRC offices and identify priorities.
* Identify 3-6 priority projects that would advance programmatic performance of employment programs in IRC offices.
* Assist with data analysis and review self-sufficiency reports submitted from the field.
* Develop and complete 3-6 projects that improve employment programmatic performance


* Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree or coursework in instructional design, management, social work, or a related field preferred
* Familiarity with the U.S. resettlement program or immigrant service provision preferred
* Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise, accessible way
* Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite


The intern will enhance their knowledge on resettlement and employment programs in the US

The intern will strengthen skills in data analysis

The intern will develop skills on project development

About International Rescue Committee

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. At work in 25 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives. For refugees afforded sanctuary in the United States, IRC offices across the country provide a range of assistance aimed at helping new arrivals get settled, adjust and acquire the skills to become self-sufficient. Committed to restoring dignity and self-reliance, the IRC is a global symbol of hope and renewal for those who have taken flight in search of freedom.