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Refugee Employment Services Intern

Position Description:

The Refugee Employment Services Intern will be working with employment programs within the Refugee Services Department to provide clients the support and preparation needed to achieve self-sufficiency. Clients will typically be New Americans seeking their first job in the United States.

Candidate Profile:

  • High school graduate, or enrolled in a post-secondary institution
  • At least two years of paid work experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication and proficient in Microsoft Office and internet use
  • Highly organized and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience interacting with English Language Learners
  • Real interest in refugee and immigrant issues
  • Preferred: Ability to communicate in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Somali, Kiswahili, or Oromo
  • All Institute interns are required to confirm they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to beginning their internship.

Primary Duties:

  • Assisting with client intake and resume development
  • Meeting one-on-one with clients to complete job readiness activities including mock interviews, job application practice and education in American work culture
  • Helping clients identify public transportation routes to get to school or a new job
  • Conducting job searches and researching potential employers
  • Office support: file maintenance, data entry, developing workshop materials and keeping accurate case notes
  • Working with other programs and staff as necessary

Time Commitment:

  • 8-12 hours per week
  • Minimum of 3 month commitment

To Apply:

Complete the internship application form. Applications without resumes will not be accepted for this position.

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