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International Institute of New Hampshire
1850 Elm Street
DescriptionThe International Institute of New England is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, with site offices located in Boston, Lowell, and Manchester, New Hampshire. The Institute also supports programming in Rhode Island. The Institute’s mission is to help refugees and immigrants become active participants in the social, political, and economic richness of American life. The Institute is staffed by nearly 75 full and part-time employees, who speak more than a dozen languages.
The Child Care Microenterprise Program (CCMP) based in Manchester, New Hampshire empowers refugee women to take charge of their financial destiny by starting a small business in their home. In many refugee communities women already provide child care services, CCMP offers an opportunity for these women to build upon their existing skills to become entrepreneurs. In the past year the CCMP has worked with over 40 women, refugees coming to New Hampshire from countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Haiti and Bhutan, offering them the opportunity of training, business counseling and financial support to start their own small business The training builds upon existing skillsets and encourages self-confidence of the women through Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certification, Child Behavior and Development, Financial Literacy, Health and Safety, Business Development and English Language Learning. For many of the women they are experiencing educational success for the first time, having the chance to be heard and receiving recognition throughout the training. Upon successful completion of the program, the participants are able to access funds for startup supplies and technical assistance to help develop their business. As a result of the CCMP, refugee women, their families and their communities are positively impacted.
The Microenterprise Specialist Internship is for a creative and driven individual with strong interest in international, refugee, and asylee affairs. Working as part of the Child Care Microenterprise Program (CCMP) team, the intern will be introduced to a broad range of international and business affairs, as they contribute to a program dedicated to the training, financing, and technical assistance of refugee women to provide child care through their own newly developed enterprises. A vibrant work environment, interns will be encouraged to meet with the clients and potential clients, as well as attend organizational meetings with program staff, develop and revise curriculum, and observe and assist in other operations of the International Institute of New Hampshire.
Interested candidates are to please send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references to email@example.com. Please indicate in your application that you applying for a Child Care Microenterprise Internship.
ResponsibilitiesThe Microenterprise Program Specialist Intern's normal duties include the following:
• Marketing & Outreach to potential clients and program partners
• Answer inquiries from potential clients and possibly pre-screening to verify if they meet basic eligibility requirements
• Assist in organizing trainings and events
• Help collect program data for monitoring and future evaluation
• Attend occasional staff and partner meetings
• Assist in development or revision of the CCMP curriculum
• Assist with classroom instruction/facilitation
• Assist refugee clients with business planning and development
RequirementsWe are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
• Driver’s License and/or car ideal.
• Interest in international, refugee and asylee issues.
• Creative, organized, reliable, and detail-oriented.
• Strong writing and research skills.
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
• Fluency in Arabic, French, Swahili, Lingala, Nepali, or Burmese highly desirable.