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Company: International Rescue Committee

Location: Baltimore, MD

Date Posted: September 15, 2014

Source: International Rescue Committee

SCOPE OF WORK:

This is an unpaid internship.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Baltimore is a non-profit, non-sectarian refugee resettlement agency dedicated to working together with legally admitted refugees to assist them in rebuilding lives and reuniting families in the greater Baltimore area. A committed staff of professionals and volunteers provide essential resettlement services to refugee families including basic necessities, education, employment, social services and advocacy.

PURPOSE: The Volunteer Program Intern will help the Volunteer Coordinator organize, expand, and promote volunteer and internship opportunities with the IRC in Baltimore.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Recruit, screen, orient and match interns and volunteers with appropriate service opportunities.
* Maintain individual files on all volunteer and interns staff, ensuring all required documentation is complete, accurate and on file.
* Record and report all volunteer time and keep accurate, appropriately documented electronic and paper records of service time.
* Maintain and distribute accurate and up-to-date job descriptions ...
SCOPE OF WORK:

This is an unpaid internship.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Baltimore is a non-profit, non-sectarian refugee resettlement agency dedicated to working together with legally admitted refugees to assist them in rebuilding lives and reuniting families in the greater Baltimore area. A committed staff of professionals and volunteers provide essential resettlement services to refugee families including basic necessities, education, employment, social services and advocacy.

PURPOSE: The Volunteer Program Intern will help the Volunteer Coordinator organize, expand, and promote volunteer and internship opportunities with the IRC in Baltimore.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Recruit, screen, orient and match interns and volunteers with appropriate service opportunities.
* Maintain individual files on all volunteer and interns staff, ensuring all required documentation is complete, accurate and on file.
* Record and report all volunteer time and keep accurate, appropriately documented electronic and paper records of service time.
* Maintain and distribute accurate and up-to-date job descriptions for all volunteer and internship opportunities. Strengthen and grow existing intern and volunteer program by ensuring job descriptions align with staff and client needs
* Recognize volunteers and their service through events and communications.
* Respond to volunteer inquiries swiftly and keep volunteers informed about news and events

REQUIREMENTS:

* Reliable, flexible, and able to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
* An interest in international and refugee issues.
* Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects.
* Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting.
* Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems.
* A car/driver’s license is beneficial.
* Energetic, empathetic, and ready to do a variety of jobs.
* Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.
* Excellent strategic thinking, planning, and organizational skills.
* Superior writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail.
* Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
* Knowledge of program design and/or experience in social services delivery.

TIME COMMITMENT:

* Fall and Spring interns are required to work at least 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 12 weeks in the Fall and Spring.
* Summer interns are required to work at least 25 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for the entire summer.

Reports to:          Volunteer Coordinator

Position:               Unpaid Internship

Updated:             2/26/2013

Please apply using our online system.  You can also prioritize your application by sending your resume, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references directly to kafiya.ismail@rescue.org with the following information listed in the cover letter:

-internship(s) for which you wish to be considered (please provide a ranking of desired internships if you wish to be considered for multiple opportunities)

-projected start/end date (noting that we have a 3-month minimum for our internships)

-days and number of hours of availability during the work week (for example: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-5pm)

-whether or not you would have access to a car in which you would be willing to drive with the refugees and asylees we serve to access social services

We look forward to reviewing your application!
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