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Employment Services & Job Development Intern

  • Through one-on-one client interaction, learn about acculturation challenges and opportunities refugees and other immigrant with legal status encounter after U.S. arrival
  • Learn about employment opportunities and barriers for the newly-arrived
  • Hands-on participation in helping new arrivals become self-sufficient through early employment
  • Identify progressive and immigrant-friendly companies and small businesses
  • Research labor market information for region
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external programs and employers

DUTIES: In cooperation with and as directed by MRS staff,
  • Participate and co-present in pre-employment group training sessions
  • Help with intake and documentation of new clients
  • Assist clients with job application forms, answering hiring questionnaires, preparing resumes and cover letters
  • Assess client needs and aptitudes; register clients for ESL classes and job training
  • Identify and develop job opportunities for MRS clients through outreach to employers
  • Assist with developing marketing materials for employment program
  • Other duties as directed by staff supervisor

  • Class standing – Rising Junior through graduate
  • A working knowledge of one or more critical foreign languages preferred, but not required (Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, Pashto, or Kurdish)
  • Open to working in a multicultural environment; good interpersonal communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable regarding change in routines and duties
  • Research capability on area employment opportunities is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications