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Policy and Advocacy Internship, US Programs

Background: The IRC Public Policy and Advocacy Office advocates for protecting and aiding refugees, the displaced, asylum-seekers, and other victims of conflict. It promotes issues of concern to the humanitarian and resettlement communities. The Public Policy and Advocacy team carries out, coordinates, and provides guidance on a wide variety of domestic and international advocacy initiatives, including expert briefings, public outreach and education, and communication with the media. The US-based advocates represent IRC with legislative and executive branches of the US government, the media, NGO partner agencies and coalitions, and the United Nations. Scope: The intern will assist the US Programs advocacy team with all aspects of their work. The thematic focus of this internship is linked with current strategic priorities of the US Programs advocate. These will include but will not be limited to issues related to state and federal backlash to refugee resettlement, the protection of immigrant populations like Dreamers and Central American children, and global resettlement and protection advocacy. Responsibilities: • Attend select meetings and congressional hearings on behalf of the team, take detailed notes, and report back. • Assist with legislative and policy analysis. • Assist with research on key advocacy issues. • Help draft and prepare materials for distribution during meetings and briefings. • Help track federal legislation related to refugees, asylum seekers, and other populations of concern. • Other duties and tasks as assigned. Requirements: • This internship is for students pursuing an advanced degree in law (J.D. or LL.M), human rights and refugee studies, Public Policy, or Public Administration programs (Master"s level). Preference will be given to students who have already completed relevant coursework (which could include courses on forced migration and/or international refugee law, US immigration law, US asylum policy and practice, etc.) within their program"s curriculum. • Solid writing, editing, and research skills with focus on details. • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment. • Graphic design skills or experience creating visual materials is a plus. • Solid computer skills: must be able to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, email, and internet applications. • Flexible work attitude: must be able to work productively in a team environment as well as under minimal supervision taking the initiative to ask questions as needed. • Available to work at least 20 hours (2.5 days) per week, for a minimum of 14 weeks during the Spring semester. Learning Outcomes: • Will gain experience writing with an advocacy focus. • Will learn about administrative and legislative advocacy processes and opportunities. • Will have an opportunity to observe and interact with different NGO partners and IRC staff involved in policy decisions. • Will network within the NGO community. • Will understand core elements of the US policy process and roles of various parties in crafting policy. • Will learn about process of coordinating advocacy across a large international NGO. Please note that this internship is unpaid, but includes a transportation and meal stipend. Please submit a cover letter, resume and 2-4 page writing sample, preferably on a topic relating to refugee or immigration issues, to Anastasia.Moran@rescue.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Policy and Advocacy Internship

Background: The IRC Policy and Advocacy Office advocates for protecting and aiding refugees, the displaced, asylum-seekers, and other victims of conflict. It promotes issues of concern to the humanitarian and resettlement communities. The Public Policy and Advocacy team carries out, coordinates, and provides guidance on a wide variety of domestic and international advocacy initiatives, including expert briefings, public outreach and education, and communication with the media. The US-based advocates represent IRC with legislative and executive branches of the US government, the media, NGO partner agencies and coalitions, and the United Nations. Scope: Assist the Policy and Advocacy team, including the Vice President, Directors, Officers and Department Manager with all aspects of work on our priority advocacy issues. Responsibilities: • Attend select meetings and congressional hearings on behalf of staff, take detailed notes, and report back. • Perform research on various topics and provide written analysis to staff. • Prepare materials for distribution during meetings and briefings. • Other duties and tasks as assigned. Requirements: • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. • Interest in and knowledge of humanitarian aid and/or refugee issues. • Solid writing, editing, and research skills with focus on details. • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment. • Solid computer skills: must be able to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, email, and internet applications. • Flexible work attitude: must be able to work productively in a team environment as well as under minimal supervision, taking the initiative to ask questions as needed. • Available to work at least three days per week during the spring semester. Learning Outcomes: • Will gain experience writing with an advocacy focus. • Will learn about complex system of factors affecting policy at international and national levels. • Will have an opportunity to observe and interact with different NGO partners and IRC staff involved in policy decisions. • Will network within the NGO community. • Will gain a deeper understanding of specific humanitarian crises and the NGO and governmental responses. • Will learn about process of coordinating advocacy across an international NGO. Please note that this internship is unpaid, but includes a transportation and meal stipend. Please submit a cover letter, resume and 2-4 page writing sample, preferably on a topic relating to global refugee issues or humanitarian aid to Anastasia.Moran@rescue.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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English as a Foreign Language Teacher with immediate start !

Location: Downtown Tianjin, China Position: English as a Foreign Language Teacher Language required: English Salary: ?1000 – ?1750 per month Job type: Fulltime/Part-time Hours: 30 hours per week (min 19 hours teaching) Holiday: 12 days paid Accommodation: free furnished accommodation, near the school or 2,500 RMB (roughly ?300) (net) housing allowance per month if you would rather find your own accommodation. Flight allowance: 6000 RMB (roughly ?700) (net) received after 1 year working with us Our client requires a group of highly educated English speakers for the fulfilling role of English as a Foreign Language Teacher in China. This opportunity is the perfect chance to see the world, with successful candidates receiving a full benefits package, allowing them more time and money to focus on exploring what"s around them. For the right candidate, our client can offer a competitive salary, free accommodation or living allowance, and reimbursed flights. This leaves you with a much higher percentage of your wage than in most jobs. Your time will be split between the classroom and planning/marking, meaning that many of the hours can be tailored to your own schedule. Our current vacancies are in DowntownTianjin, a bustling costal city with quick transport links to Beijing. While no two postings are the same one thing is certain; they all centre around rewarding job of teaching young children. Our schools are a well-integrated part of the community, meaning Tianjin can easily become your home from home. We understand that everyone has a different educational background and as such don"t ask for a specific degree, but rather as that applicants are educated to a minimum of Bachelor"s Degree standard or equivalent, with English as their native language. A degree in English or a teaching qualification is preferable, but not a necessity as we highly value relevant experience and enthusiasm. We do ask our applicants to hold a TEFL certificate, TESOL certificate, or equivalent. With worldwide providers, and the option to study online, these are accessible and affordable courses that provide you with the knowledge to teach English as a second language. These courses take next to no time; as little as 100 hours, which can easily be spread over as little as 1 month. There is no requirement to be fluent in Mandarin, though we"re certain that you"ll pick up a few key phrases within the first week, as we help hundreds of English speakers make the move to China and can quickly connect you to those in the Tianjin area, so that you have a friendship group from the moment your plane touches down. Responsibilities: Our English teachers are responsible for providing a highly engaging and effective learning experience to learners aged 3-12 year olds through the delivery of innovative and immersive English educational content. This includes ensuring measurable academic results are achieved. Most importantly, we want our learners to enjoy their time in your classroom and continue their learning within their community. As such we want our teachers to create in an inspiring and lively learning environment, delivering an outstanding service experience to learners and parents, and collaborate closely with their local teachers and progress advisers. Benefits As well as a brilliant salary and accommodation allowance, we provide a full package of benefits as broken down below: Fully sponsored and arranged Z work visa and Residence permit On-going professional training and academic development Administrative assistants available at each center to help teachers with day to day necessities, important purchases…etc Various extracurricular activities and social activities About the company: Our client is an international education brand with more than 40 years of English education experience who fully advocate the idea that English multimedia teaching materials and international interactive teaching software combined to create a pure English environment, not only help childrens language ability development but help to: develop childrens social ability cultivate emotional health growth create comprehension in other subjects through cross-subject skills allow consideration of health and health care consciousness foster respect and understanding The City of Tianjin: Tianjin is the ancient port city of Beijing, and is China"s third largest city with a population over 10 million people. It has a rich history and has many examples of old British and Italian architecture. The famous Italian concession area has the largest cluster of historic Italian architecture outside of Italy.

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Content Management Intern

A brand-new nonprofit centered around arts, community, and policy, is looking for a stellar content management intern to work remotely. What: Content management Intern Where: Virtual When: Part-time (10 – 20 hours/flexible) Why: Because preventing abuse and mental health issues are the most important things we can do. And no one can accomplish these objectives better than creatives. Responsibilities – Organize existing content for the new organization website. – Write content as needed for the new organization website. – Request additional content from organization members and contributors as needed. – Edit content sent in by organization members and contributors. – Other administrative duties pertaining to the creation of the new website.

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Content Management Intern

A brand-new nonprofit centered around arts, community, and policy, is looking for a stellar content management intern to work remotely. What: Content management Intern Where: Virtual When: Part-time (10 – 20 hours/flexible) Why: Because preventing abuse and mental health issues are the most important things we can do. And no one can accomplish these objectives better than creatives. Responsibilities – Organize existing content for the new organization website. – Write content as needed for the new organization website. – Request additional content from organization members and contributors as needed. – Edit content sent in by organization members and contributors. – Other administrative duties pertaining to the creation of the new website.

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