Refugee Resettlement Self-Sufficiency Programs Intern

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Description

Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc. began in 1981 to serve the legal needs of immigrants and to respond to Cuban refugees that resulted in the Mariel Boatlift in Cuba. In its 30 year history, Exodus has had the responsibility and privilege to extend a warm welcome to these courageous persons seeking safety, freedom and a new home. Beyond hospitality Exodus’ role is also to provide the goods, services, support and resources necessary to empower these newcomers so that they can achieve self-sufficiency and create the secure and free life that every person deserves.
Exodus’ clients include individual refugees and refugee families (children, adults, and elders). Males and females are equally served. Certified victims of human trafficking, asylees, secondary migrant refugees are also served by Exodus. The largest populations currently served by Exodus are Burmese, Iraqi, and Eritrean refugees.

Responsibilities

Exodus’ success is measured in part by the self-sufficiency of our clients. Interns will provide support and assistance to clients (including refugees, asylees, secondary migrants, certified victims of human trafficking, Cuban Parolees, and SIVs from Iraq and Afghanistan) in the following ways:
- Researching job opportunities and assisting clients with job applications
- Coordinating and providing transportation for clients to job interviews
- Providing job skills training & assisting with employment workshops
- Teaching clients how to use public transportation
- Working with the Match Grant Coordinator to support program compliance and client assistance
- Shadowing the Match Grant Coordinator and assisting with program orientations and financial meetings
- Administrative tasks include: client intakes, updating and organizing client files and database, etc
- Specialized projects related to client need(s)

Requirements

• Ability to relate to individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and to work with them in a fair, supportive and cooperative manner
• Commitment to the human rights and general welfare of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants
• Must be capable of working in a fast-paced, multicultural office environment, take initiative, be able to handle multiple assignments at once and meet deadlines
• Ability to maintain organized records
• Demonstrate respect for client privacy and maintain confidentiality
• Maintain an appearance and conduct suitable for working with the public
• Adheres to schedule but demonstrates a willingness to be flexible
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and other Windows applications
• Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license & car insurance, and willingness to provide transportation to clients (not required but strongly preferred

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