Great work environment and very flexible hours. Some of the stories you hear when interpreting for clients can be heartbreaking, but then seeing them a few months later and see how well they are doing thanks to the help of IRC really makes you appreciate all the help that IRC gives to the ones that need it.
Food Security Internship (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 15, 2018
During the summer of 2017, I was a food security intern for the International Rescue Committee in San Diego, CA. My responsibilities primarily related to the maintenance of the IRC’s urban farming operations. These urban farms are provided to the local refugee population as a means to improve economic and nutritional security. I was engaged in the upkeep of irrigation systems, farmers markets; as well as the development of educational programs directed at facilitating upward mobility amongst underprivileged youth.
Volunteering Experiences (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 9, 2018
I really enjoyed volunteering at the International Rescue Committee. It really helps people and it was a great way of meeting people from all around the world. There was a range of diverse cultures to work with.It was a friendly environment lots of volunteer opportunities. Management was very friendly and open to hear suggestions.
Seeing children smile everyday make days extremely enjoyable
Having to witness families that came from hardship.
It is a a very exciting place to work but it is hard work. You make connections with co workers and clients which makes work more fulfilling. If you enjoy helping others and always learning something new IRC is for you
Employment Specialist (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 14, 2018
I absolutely loved working at the IRC in Atlanta. The work environment is amazing and although the work itself was stressful at times, the office always worked and moved together as a family. I would have never have left if it weren't for the lack of upward mobility (often due to lack of funding).
Pharmacy Technician / Nursing Support (Former Employee) – In sudan – June 9, 2018
It is fine to work their good Co worker bad management with no respect but it is good to work with patient health care work is always good because you do not look the management you look the patient who suffer at the bed base of this it make you to work hard and with safety of the patient and patience means it me it my mom it is my father my children and my all family base of this I enjoyed work with the patient and patient is me my self
Typical work day starts at 0700 hrs with one hour lunch break and closes at 1700 hrs. There after one is at free will to come back at night depending on work load which in many cases is too high and one needs to meet deadlines. Lack of enough staff within the department forces one to do extra hours to meet his/her objectives. Management in general is ok but at field level its at its worst. If you do not have a focused field coordinator then working will be difficult in the field.
Intake Coordinator/Employment Service Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 2, 2018
It was a really friendly place to work in, I assisted people from various countries and helped them resettle in NY. The message that IRC works towards is amazing and the people working there are genuinely trying to make a change.
Resettlement Volunteer (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – April 8, 2018
Good place to work. It was a very good place to work. I liked it Everyone made me feel liked and important. There was never a problem with understanding what I had to do and people would always help me.
Had everything I needed career wise but fell behind being compinsated financially
Program Manager, Youth and Health (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – March 15, 2018
Amazing collaborative working culture, serving a truly in need population (refugees and asylees) Had the consultancy support from HQ to manage more than 12 grants, achieve deliverables on time. Amazing satisfaction to see positive outcomes with what can be considered limited funding. I have all but wonderful experiences at the IRC having my competencies utilized fully while continuously learning and advancing as a global health professional. However, fanaicial companciation failed to meet my needs and thus had to find another opportunity.