Careers and Internships


We are currently hiring for the following positions. Click the position title for more information about how to apply.

Associate Manager of Preferred Communities (Gallatin)

The Associate Program Manager at the Gallatin Site will report to the Program Manager at the Nashville site. The Associate Program Manager will primarily support the development of sustainable intensive case management services for vulnerable refugee and immigrant populations in Gallatin; and administer projects that foster self-sufficiency and community integration in Gallatin. The Associate Program Manager will help refugees obtain the resources and life skills to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained holistic wellbeing. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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Reception & Placement Case Manager

The R&P Case Manager has a vital role in the lives of newly arriving refugees as they assess and monitor refugees’ needs and goals, advocate on their behalf to ensure they receive quality care and benefits and make referrals to internal programs and external organizations to ensure all core services are completed in a timely manner.  The R&P Case Manager reports to the R&P Program Manager. This is a full-time 40+ hour position.

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Housing Coordinator

The Housing Coordinator will report to the Reception & Placement Program Manager in Nashville. The Housing Coordinator provides an integral service to our refugee clients through the development, coordination, and performance of all housing and placement services required for newly arrived refugees at our Nashville and Gallatin offices. This includes, but is not limited to, establishing housing opportunities in Middle Tennessee and developing partnerships with vendors to secure affordable/donated housing items. This is a full-time 40+ hour position.

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Refugee & Entrant Assistance Case Manager

The Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides funding for a broad range of social services to refugees, both through States and in some cases through direct service grants. The purpose is to help refugees obtain employment, achieve economic self-sufficiency, and adjust socially as quickly as possible. The impact of over 250,000 Cuban/Haitian entrants over the last year continues to impact services to vulnerable individuals. The “Refugee & Entrant Assistance Case Manager” will report to the “UHP/REA Associate Program Manager” and will assist clients to obtain the resources and life skills to become self-sufficient. This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week position.

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Adult Education ESL Instructor

The ESL Instructor reports to the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator and works closely with the Site Coordinator. This is a 10 hour week, part time position.

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Nashville International Center for Empowerment does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity/expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors.

Current Internship Opportunities

Fall 2023

Adult Education

The Adult Education program supports English language learners as they integrate into life in the US. Through programs like Citizenship Instruction, High School Equivalency, and English literacy courses, the department helps to shape  the future for immigrants and refugees across Nashville. As an Adult Education Intern, you will gain valuable experience as you are trained to teach classes, implement curriculum, support teachers and volunteers, and contribute to administrative processes which support the overall program.

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Adult Education - Student Success Coordinator

The Student Success Counselor will assist class instruction and monitor student success in the Adult Education program. This intern will develop and execute creative ways to celebrate student achievements.

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Youth Mentorship

NICE’s community-based youth mentoring program is designed to encourage and support mutually beneficial, long-standing relationships between adult role models and New American children ages 6 to 18. We seek to ensure every new American/Immigrant youth gets high-quality and comprehensive academic support that is culturally and linguistically sensitive to address the needs of refugee youth and young adults to promote their positive civic and social engagement.

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Development & Communications

Do you have strong written communication skills and a desire to learn about how a non profit does what it does? Interns will work with NICE’s development staff on grant writing, community relations, and fundraising.

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Refugee Resettlement

The Resettlement & Placement (R&P) Department serves new arrivals to the country in their first 90 days here, providing a variety of services to set a family up for success in the US to the best of our ability. The R&P Intern will assist the department in the preparation and implementation of services for our new arrivals including but not limited to housing set-up, transportation arrangements, critical appointments, and connecting clients to necessary resources.

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Match Grant

The Match Grant Intern will support the Match Grant (MG) Program. The MG program is a partnership with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Our goal is to help clients attain self-sufficiency by finding a job within 180-240 days (6-8 months) after the arrival date or eligibility date, without public cash assistance. The internship provides the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Our goal is to help our clients adjust to life in the United States. Interns will enhance/develop their problem solving, teaching, communication skills, and use creativity in meeting the needs of NICE clients.

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