Logistics Intern - Summer 2020

  • Added Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2020

BACKGROUND

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 26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 26 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Logistics Specialist prepares for the arrival of new refugees by assuring safe, sanitary, and furnished housing is secured for each new arrival.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Furnish new homes for refugee clients and transport donations as needed.
  • Process electronic and physical entry of client data and expenses.
  • Track and value donation distribution.
  • Research new housing partners and sources of donations.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Intern will learn how housing is secured and prepared for newly arriving refugees.
  • Intern will acquire knowledge of programs and public benefits available for refugees during their resettlement period.
  • Intern will gain experience managing physical and electronic filing systems.
  • Intern will learn reporting requirements for resettlement agencies and how capturing this data improves services.
  • Intern will gain US office experience in a diverse environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum commitment of three months and at least 20 hours per week. 35 hours per week preferred.
  • Organized with utmost attention to detail.
  • Computer literate with the ability to learn new software and tasks.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience or interest working with refugee and humanitarian issues.
  • Able and willing to lift and carry up to approximately 50 pounds (E.g., carrying half of a couch during apartment setup) preferred.
  • A car or access to a car preferred.

TO APPLY

Use this link to apply: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=8622. Please attach a resume, cover letter and list of (at least) three references to your application. This position is filled on a rolling basis.

This position is for the summer 2020 semester and requires a minimum commitment of 3 months and at least 20 hours per week. 35 hours per week preferred.

We currently offer internships during the following semesters:

Spring: January – May

Summer: May – August

Fall: September – December

Internships are typically posted 2-3 months prior to the anticipated start date.

Note: This is an unpaid internship; school credit may be received depending on your program and institution.

*Candidates applying not currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or not within 12 months of graduation are welcome to apply. These candidates will be processed as volunteers.

To protect our clients, the IRC requires all selected applicants to complete background checks. We ask that you make a $30 donation to help us cover the associated costs. Currently, 87% of our funding goes directly to programming to support our clients, and your help to cover this cost will ensure that no funding is directed away from serving our clients. Instructions will be provided after you have been selected to intern or volunteer.

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at IRC.Recruitment@rescue.org. As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.