Careers

Open Positions

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

Adult Education Testing Proctor (Part Time)

The testing proctor is responsible for scheduling and administering pre and post tests to all Adult Education students. This position reports to the Student Coordinator and is a part time 7-10 hour/week role.

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Match Grant Specialist

The MG Specialist is responsible for managing the provision of services to assist newly arrived refugee clients attain self-sufficiency through  short term cash assistance and referrals to employment services. Specifically, this role will ensure that services related to the administration of MG services such as screening, enrollment, monthly cash assistance, and follow-up services are delivered in a timely manner. The MG Specialist will work directly with the other self-sufficiency case manager(s)/specialists to determine program eligibility, provide enrollment and compliance monitoring, and appropriate counseling at the close of services. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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Match Grant Specialist

The MG Specialist is responsible for managing the provision of services to assist newly arrived refugee clients attain self-sufficiency through  short term cash assistance and referrals to employment services. Specifically, this role will ensure that services related to the administration of MG services such as screening, enrollment, monthly cash assistance, and follow-up services are delivered in a timely manner. The MG Specialist will work directly with the other self-sufficiency case manager(s)/specialists to determine program eligibility, provide enrollment and compliance monitoring, and appropriate counseling at the close of services. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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Match Grant Administrative Assistant

The Match Grant (MG) Administrative Assistant will report to the Lead Cash Assistance Case Manager. The MG Administrative Assistant will provide intake, assessment, and enrollment of MG clients.. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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Benefits Associate Manager

The Benefits Associate Manager will report to the R&P Program Manager. The Benefits Associate Manager will help refugees obtain the resources and life skills to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained social and economic wellbeing.  This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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Housing & Resource Associate Manager

The Housing & Resource Associate Manager provides an integral service to our refugee clients through the development, coordination, and performance of all housing and placement services required for newly arrived refuges. This includes, but is not limited to, establishing housing opportunities in Nashville and surrounding counties and developing partnerships with vendors to secure affordable/donated housing items. This is a full-time 40+ hour position (60% administrative, 40% labor intensive lifting 75+lbs)

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Reception & Placement Associate Manager

The Reception & Placement (R&P) Associate Manager will report to the R&P Program Manager. The R&P Associate Manager will assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the program as well as carry a case load. The emphasis is on providing leadership and training to R&P Case Managers. This is a full time, 40+ hour position.

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Youth Education Site Coordinator

The Youth Education Site Coordinator will report to the Youth Education Program Manager and will work closely with education program staff. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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“Uniting for Ukraine” Intake and Outreach Associate Program Manager

. The “Uniting for Ukraine” Intake and Outreach Associate Program Manager will report to the Refugee Employment and Cash Assistance Program Manager. The “Uniting for Ukraine” Intake and Outreach Associate Program Manager will connect with the Ukrainian community, in Nashville and the surrounding areas. The goal is to connect newly arrived Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees with NICE to assist with benefits and services that allow UHPs to achieve self-sufficiency. The majority of the work for this position will be leading the UHP program, managing one support staff and carrying a caseload (80%). Community outreach and education on the UHP program will be the other function of this role (20%).  This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week position.

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Internal Resource Case Manager

The “Internal Resource Case Manager” will report to the “Uniting for Ukraine” Intake and Outreach Associate Program Manager and will assist Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees (UHP), and other refugees, 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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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

About Our Internships

As a fast growing organization with an extensive community network, NICE offers students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of global relations while exploring the possibility of future employment. Our competitive internship program invites participants to join in our mission to empower clients through education, employment, resettlement and social adjustment services.

Things to know:

  • Start/end dates are flexible and based on the responsibilities of each position
  • All volunteer positions are unpaid
  • Minimum of 15 hours per week 
  • Most internships are currently offering remote work only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adult Education

Adult Education Intern 

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.

Youth Education

Youth Mentorship Program Intern

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.

Resettlement and Refugee Support Services

Refugee Resettlement and Placement Intern

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.

Refugee Benefits Intern

NICE’s Refugee Benefits program supports recently arrived refugees to be
able to effectively use and maintain benefits that they need to support their
families. Specifically, we focus on SNAP (also known as Food Stamps), TANF
(also known as Families First), and WIC. We especially focus on working with
refugee families with children.

Volunteer Relations

Volunteer Relations Intern

Volunteers are vital to the inner workings of all NICE’s departments including adult and youth education, resettlement, health, and employment. By recruiting, retaining, and properly training volunteers, the volunteer coordinating team impacts immigrants and refugees across Nashville. As a volunteer relations intern, you will gain valuable experience as you train incoming volunteers, streamline current volunteer recruitment and retention strategies, market our volunteer program, and contribute to administrative processes that make our organization effective.

Development

Events Intern 

Do you like to plan events, attend parties, and organize?  Interns will gain experience in event planning, community relations, and fundraising.

Grant Writing Intern 

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.

PR Communications Intern

Interns will contribute their time, skills and expertise and in exchange will gain
experience in public relations and media management, community relations and outreach. The PR & Communications Intern will support the Development staff.