Kentucky Refugee Ministries - Lexington

Organization Contact Name: 
Mary Cobb
Organization Contact Email: 
Specific Projects: 

Communications and fundraising support to think through, research, and help implement remote/online fundraising options due to the inability to have large in-person summer fundraising event.

Graphic design, infographics, and content for krm lex social media, client use, and public use.

Marketing & Communications/Fundraising: This individual will generate content for the KRM website, draft client stories for reports and social media, and help with fundraising and event planning. Applicants must be strong writers, self-directed, culturally competent, and have excellent customer service skills. Photography, videography, and/or graphic design skills desired. Marketing, journalism, English, and design students encouraged.

Program Evaluation & Assessment: This person will have skills in designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative tools for program monitoring and evaluation. Students - particularly graduate students - who have completed courses in monitoring and evaluation, measurement, or analysis would be suitable for this role. Intern will work with KRM staff to design indicators, develop beneficiary feedback tools, advise on measurement tools, and visualize data for management and reporting purposes. Position does not require sophisticated statistics skills.

Criminal Justice: This intern will work with KRMs Victims Advocate to implement a new program to assist refugees and underserved immigrants who are victimized by crimes. Will assist with outreach and communication tools to reach LEP individuals to understand their rights. Will work with the Advocate and interpreters to offer direct assistance to clients to navigate the process of reporting crimes, working with police, shelters, hospitals, accessing emergency resources, etc. As this is a new program, the intern will also help with initial program setup - helping create tools and documentation systems and reporting. Social work experience strongly preferred.

Tax Support: The intern in this position will work in direct client service by designing and implementing a tax clinic. KRM will provide interpreters to assist with class instruction.

Education and Training: This position will require an intern who is comfortable working directly with clients in job readiness and ACT prep classes. Position will also include the opportunity to work on curriculum development.

Translation/interpretation of materials and information into other languages.

ESL tutoring (remote) with specific families.

Volunteer Management: Will support the Volunteer Coordinator in recruiting, screening, training, and matching volunteers with appropriate service opportunities. This individual will also have the opportunity to assist in the development of resources supporting the Volunteer Coordinator, such as implementing a new volunteer management system, and updating materials to present at volunteer orientations. Requires outstanding organizational skills, strong computer/software/database skills, an interest in non-profit organizational management, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work well with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.