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Summer 2024: Microenterprise Intern (Unpaid)

🚀 Summer Internship

San Diego

💻 Remote

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  • You need to be a current student with a related degree, experience in administrative and service work, excellent communication skills, and fluency in English. Language proficiency in Arabic, Farsi, or Swahili is a bonus. Time commitment is for 4 months, 10-20 hours per week.
  • You will support the enrollment of in-home child care entrepreneurs, provide intake assistance, prepare license applications, conduct QA tasks, monitor program outcomes, track data in the ETO database, assist with trainings, conduct outreach, and participate in public events as needed.

Summer Internship

Business, Operations & StrategySan Diego


  • As part of the Microenterprise program, IRC’s In-Home Childcare Licensing Program offers refugees the opportunity to become a licensed in-home family service provider. Through a three week comprehensive program, participants gain the necessary knowledge and skills in order to become licensed and start a family childcare business. Participants learn about business basics such as book keeping, financial management and marketing, how to submit the license, as well as health, nutrition, and other childcare topics. 
  • The Microenterprise Program Intern will provide both administrative and direct service support to the in-home childcare licensing program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight into the implementation of a microenterprise program and the workings of serving in-home family childcare providers (FCP)
  • Learn about the needs of refugee childcare entrepreneurs
  • Learn how microenterprise programs track outcomes and measure success


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (business, economics, finance, social sciences or outstanding current undergraduate pursuing a relevant degree.)
  • Experience with both administrative work and direct service with diverse populations
  • Excellent organization skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to effectively collaborate
  • English fluency required, proficiency in a refugee language (Arabic, Farsi, Swahili) a plus
  • Time Commitment: 4 months, 10-20 hours per day

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Provide assistance enrolling in-home child care entrepreneurs into the program
  • Assist with intake and support of walk-in clients
  • Support the business counselor in the preparation of applications for the childcare license
  • Conduct quality assurance tasks including self-audits
  • Provide assistance monitoring the childcare program by conducting follow up assessments and gathering data on outcomes
  • Enter data and track outcomes through the IRC's Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database
  • Provide support facilitating and coordination trainings
  • Conduct outreach and participate in public events as needed


Work type

Part time

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San Diego