With our recent program expansion, we are need of many volunteers to support our after-school program; as well as, a couple interns to provide in-office support.
The International Rescue Committee of Atlanta is a non-profit, non-sectarian refugee resettlement agency dedicated to working together with refugees to assist them in rebuilding lives and reuniting families in the greater Atlanta area. A committed staff of professionals and volunteers provide essential resettlement services to refugee families including basic necessities, education, employment, social services and advocacy.
The Youth Education Program is the IRC’s unique program designed to address specific social and academic needs surrounding refugee and asylee youth through the After-School Program, Summer Camps and Internships, and ongoing individualized Case Management. Focused on academics, the After-School Program helps students with their homework and school projects every school day.
The Youth Services Intern will report to the Youth Program Supervisor. This position is for 12-20 hours a week and is part-time. The hours for this position would be between 9am and 6pm. A significant portion of this internship will be dedicated to the Youth Futures and the My New School After-school Program. Apply at: http://www.rescue.org/us-program/us-atlanta-ga/volunteering-and-internships.
- Maintain relationships with DeKalb County Schools
- Build mentoring relationships with youth
- Provide other program and general administrative support as needed
- Provide regular feedback and suggestion for future program design
- Participate in weekly Youth Program Staff meeting
- Assist Youth Case Manager with program logistics
- Maintain confidential student information.
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Organized with attention to detail
- Able to work independently and under pressure
- An interest in international and refugee issues
- Experience working with youth and/or young adults is preferred but not required
- Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
- Experience and/or strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting.
- Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems
- Experience with secondary and post-secondary education system in Georgia is a plus
- A car/driver’s license is beneficial
- Must feel comfortable with tutoring in high school subjects
- Ability to commit to a regular schedule with the After-School Program
Whitney Stovall | Youth Program Supervisor
International Rescue Committee