Career Pathways Intern
Boise (United States of America)
Scope of work:
The Employment & Economic Wellbeing team supports refugees to become economically self-sufficient. The team provides early employment and career development services. Career Pathways assists employed clients in securing job upgrades that improve economic conditions and align with career history and/or career objectives. The Career Pathways Assistant will work on the career development team, within the Employment & Economic Wellbeing team, promoting client self-sufficiency and encouraging clients to work towards and reaching their long-term career goals.
The Career Pathways program at the International Rescue Committee in Boise helps refugees and immigrants gain skills needed to move out of low-wage jobs and onto a sustainable career path in the Treasure Valley. Career Pathways coordinates integrated language and job-skill training programs.
The Career Pathways Intern will focus on working individually with clients to assess their fit for the program, create career development plans, activities, assist with resume and job application review, and providing supportive services for program participants. Career Pathways participants often face barriers to participation in career development programming due to transportation and childcare. The needs of participants are dynamic, requiring flexibility, patience, and determination.
Essential Position Functions:
·Facilitate phone and in-person intake meetings
·Work individually with clients on resume review, job searching, networking effectively, and interview prep
·Provide one-on-one technical assistance sessions to English Language Learners
·Support staff with program outreach efforts and data management
·Assist in coordinating supportive services: transportation, childcare, etc.