Fall 2024: Women’s Resilience Center Intern (Unpaid)

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IRC - International Rescue Committee


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 50 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees deliver lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you’re a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

*Please note: this is an unpaid internship. The position is anticipated to start in August – September 2024.* 

IRC IN SAN DIEGO BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

The Women’s Resilience Center (WRC) is a safe, collaborative space where the diverse needs of all women+ are respected and where they can seek, share, and obtain information about their rights and their inherent potential for safety, health, education, economic wellbeing, and power. It is a responsive, creative space that engages women+ as co-creators and encourages expression, enhanced wellbeing, and community connectedness. (When we use the term women+, this includes women of all ages, all abilities, diverse ethnic and religious affiliation and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities.)

SCOPE OF INTERNSHIP: In this internship, students will have the opportunity to contribute to the WRC through community engagement and outreach as well as by supporting the facilitation of programming. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Based on intern skills and experience, responsibilities may include a combination of program support, administrative/data support, and direct service:

  • Support with outreach to women+ in the IRC community about WRC programs

  • Co-facilitate orientations to new WRC members.

  • Cofacilitate wellness workshops and presentations.

  • Support our ‘Safe Spaces’ work to make the WRC a more inclusive place for women.

  • Collaborate with interns, staff, other departments at IRC, and community partners.

  • Facilitateinternal referrals to other IRC programs.

  • Provide WRC members information about community resources.

  • Contribute to data monitoring and evaluation of WRC programs.

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Intern will have the opportunity to enhance their facilitation skills

  • Intern will expand their experience providing healing centered and culturally humble services

  • Intern will participate inweekly Safety & Wellness intern group supervisionto enhance collaborative learning

Minimum Qualifications:

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be currently enrolled student in an undergraduate or graduate degree program or graduated within one year, preferably in a degree related to Women’s/Gender Studies, Public Health, Social Work, Art Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy or a related field.
  • Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills
  • Proactive, motivated, and flexible; able to remain calm and adapt within a fast-paced, sometimes unpredictable work environment
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating with people of varied English-speaking abilities strongly preferred 
  • Experience with direct service strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Farsi, Dari, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Pashto or Russian preferred

This position reports to the Women’s Resilience Center Coordinator.

 
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship opportunity.


Working Environment:

  • The Women’s Resilience Center Internship can be in-person at the San Diego office or fully remote
  • San Diego Office hours are scheduled Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm PST. Selected interns can choose their hours based on this window of availability.

Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.


Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:
The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

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