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International Rescue Committee
2305 Parklake Drive, Suite 100
DescriptionBACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 1,500 refugees and asylees.
SCOPE OF ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC OUTREACH INTERN WORK: This position is intended to provide a qualified Intern with opportunities to learn through experience about collaboration, advocacy and communication. In this role the Intern will report directly to IRC’s Executive Director and represent IRC at the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies, a network of Executive Directors of eight local refugee service agencies, to collect data, conduct research and develop promotional material aimed at promoting refugee resettlement in Georgia.
Weekly hours will be flexible however preferred candidates will be available to start immediately.
For more information or to apply, please contact Jessica Seales, Volunteer Coordinator, at VolunteerATL@Rescue.org or 678-636-8928. To learn more about us, please visit the IRC website at www.Rescue.org/Atlanta
• Provide data collection and research including tracking all forms of media coverage, events, and issues.
• Develop advocacy and promotional materials & update and maintain contact lists.
• Draft letters and press advisories.
• Develop and maintain CRSA’s social media presence.
• Communicate with key stakeholders to publicly promote refugee services in Georgia.
• Other tasks as assigned.
• Work in partnership with other CRSA members interns.
• Experience in data collection and research
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and be flexible
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Interest in communication, public relations and/or advocacy
• Interest in international issues
• Discretion, diplomacy and good team player.
• Dedication to the mission of IRC and the future of refugee services in Georgia.
• Fluent spoken and written English.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment; international experience and knowledge of refugee issues a plus.
• Enthusiasm and positive attitude.
• Preferred candidates will be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited curriculum of study in Public Policy, Political Science, Law or related field.
• Ability to attend legislative sessions at the city, county and state level.
• Professional dress and demeanor to represent IRC and CRSA to public officials.