Careers and Internships

NICE IS GROWING!

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

Ukrainian Services Case Manager (Gallatin)

The Ukrainian Services Case Manager will support the PC program. The Ukrainian Services Case Manager will report to the Associate Manager of PC-Gallatin. The Ukrainian Services Case Manager will connect with the Ukrainian community in Gallatin and the surrounding areas.  The Case Manager will primarily support the development of sustainable intensive case management services for vulnerable Ukrainian populations in Gallatin. This role will administer projects that foster self-sufficiency and community integration.  The Ukrainian Services Case Manager will help clients obtain the resources and life skills needed to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained holistic wellbeing. This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week position.

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R&P Case Manager (Gallatin)

The Reception & Placement (R&P) Case Manager is more than a job, it is an opportunity to create a meaningful career with an organization driven by its powerful mission to empower refugees to be successful in the future. The R&P Case Manager contributes to this mission by providing intensive case management services primarily during the first 90 days from a refugee’s arrival into the US. The R&P Case Manager reports to the Gallatin Site Manager. This role will support and be based in our Gallatin office. This is a full-time 40+ hour position.

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Housing Specialist (Gallatin)

The Housing Specialist will be based in Gallatin but will report to the Housing Coordinator in Nashville. The Housing Specialist 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 Gallatin and Nashville 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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Associate Manager of Match Grant

The Associate Manager of Match Grant is responsible for managing the provision of services to assist newly arrived refugee clients attain self-sufficiency through short term cash assistance and employment services. This position will manage a team of four case managers in our Nashville office and one case manager in our Gallatin office. The Associate Manager of Match Grant will report to the Cash Assistance Program Manager. This is a 40+ hour, full time position.

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REA Associate Manager

The purpose of the Refugee & Entrant Assistance (REA) program is to help refugees and entrants achieve economic self-sufficiency and adjust socially to life in the Unites States as quickly as possible. The impact of over 250,000 Cuban/Haitian entrants continues to impact services to this vulnerable population. The REA program will assist clients to obtain the resources and life skills required to become self-sufficient.  The Associate Manager of REA Services will report to the PC Program Manager and will oversee one REA Case Manager. This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week position.

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Employment and Cash Assistance Case Manager

The Employment and Cash Assistance Case Manager will work directly with the other self-sufficiency case manager(s) along with clients to determine employment.  This role will help refugees obtain the resources and life skills to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained social and economic well-being. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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R&P Case Manager

The Resettlement & Placement Case Manager is more than a job, it is an opportunity to create a meaningful career with an organization driven by its powerful mission to empower refugees and immigrants with resources and opportunities that will aid them in their resettlement and equip them to be successful in the future. The R&P Case Manager contributes to this mission by providing intensive case management services primarily during the first 90 days from a refugee’s arrival into the US. 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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APA Case Coordinator

The Afghan Placement & Assistance (APA) Program is an emergency program created in response to the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. It allows the provision of initial relocation support services for Afghan Humanitarian Parolees.  The Preferred Communities (PC) and Elders program supports Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-eligible populations with challenging needs that require long-term case management, including those with serious medical and social adjustment service needs.

The APA Case Coordinator plays an integral role on the team and supports the agency by connecting APA clients to resources within their new community and collaborating with the team to identify Afghan communities in need of PC-Elders services in Davidson County.  This position reports directly to the Preferred Communities (PC) and Elders Program Manager and works closely with the PC-Elders team. This is a full time, 40-hour position.

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MIHOW Program Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities are to coordinate and supervise the planning, implementation, and evaluation of MIHOW services. Collaborates with health and social service providers, community advocates, funders, and the media to increase awareness of and support for the MIHOW program. The MIHOW Program Coordinator reports to the Health Education Program Manager. This is available as a 40-hour, full time position.

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Family Resource Specialist

The Family Support Specialist (FSS) is responsible for working in the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker program (MIHOW), a home-based intervention with families of infants and toddlers. The primary role of the FSS is to develop strong relationships with existing staff and local organizations to provide service coordination, support, and training to assist families in meeting the needs of their children and enhancing parents’ role as the primary influence on their child’s education and development. Duties include working with families in identifying and achieving goals; promoting positive parent-child relationships and interactions; and providing child development education.

The Family Resource Specialist reports to the Health Education Manager. This is a 40-hour, full-time position.

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Maternal Health Outreach Worker (Part Time)

Primary Responsibilities are to provide mother-to-mother education, support, and information to economically disadvantaged pregnant women, mothers, and young children 0 to 3 years of age. Through monthly home visits and parenting groups, the outreach worker listens attentively to parent concerns, educates on nutrition, health and child development, models healthy habits and positive parenting skills, and links the client with medical and social services. The Maternal Health Outreach Worker reports to the Program Coordinator. This is available as a 20-hour, part-time position.

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Health Education Data Specialist

In this role, the primary responsibilities are overseeing the development of new databases, monitoring database performance, interpreting raw data and turning it into usable feedback and applications. Other responsibilities will include bringing data across various systems into streamlined reports and developing the capacity of our teams to utilize the data. Making sure confidential information is secure and available to those who need it is also a top priority. The Health Education Data Specialist reports to the Health Education Program Manager. This is a 40-hour, full-time position.

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Housing Specialist

The Housing Specialist will report to the Housing Coordinator in Nashville. The Housing Specialist 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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Digital Literacy Coordinator

The Digital Literacy Coordinator is responsible for managing digital literacy programs for NICE clients. This position reports to the Associate Manager of Workforce Services. This is a 40 hour, full time position.

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Digital Literacy Instructor

The Digital Literacy Instructor is responsible for teaching computer classes to the immigrant and refugee community. This position reports to the Digital Literacy Coordinator. This is a 20 hour, 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 2024

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 - Classroom Intern

The Adult Education program supports English language learners at Donelson Fellowship location (TDF)  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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Adult Education - Workforce Development

As a Workforce Development Intern, you will learn how to navigate community-based collaborations with workforce partners, research effective strategies from across the globe, and contribute to the design  and implementation of our workforce classes. This intern will directly work with  students to practice soft skills, learning management systems and resume preparation.

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Adult Education - Distance Education

The distance education intern is responsible for assisting with online class activities and administration, in-person computer practice labs, & other events involving digital literacy. Interns will work with adult ESL students using various learning methodologies under staff supervision. This role will involve learning how to use online learning management software, such as Northstar Digital Literacy & Burlington English, to support NICE’s online programming for our students.

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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

NICE’s Resettlement team welcomes newly-arrived refugees at the airport, provides them with a home-cooked meal, and begins to orient them to their new life. We take care of everything they need upon arrival, such as finding and furnishing a new home, scheduling initial medical screenings, enrolling in all eligible social services, and finding a job. Made up of the Reception and Placement (R&P), Benefits, Refugee Support Services (RSS), Match Grant (MG), and Employment programs, NICE’s Resettlement team is here to break down barriers. We work to ensure that the transition from life as a refugee to a life of self-sufficiency in America goes as smoothly as possible.

The Refugee Resettlement Intern will support our programs with community-facing services and outreach, and/or administrative tasks and data entry.

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“Uniting For Ukraine”/REA (Cubans & Haitians) Administrative Assistant Intern

The UHP/REA interns assists with filling out paperwork, scheduling appointments with clients, and calling  clients to check-in with them about their needs.

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Health Intern

The Health Intern will primarily support intensive case management, health education, and mental health care coordination services for vulnerable refugee and immigrant populations; and will also help carry out projects related to refugee health and wellness.

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Immigration Intern

The immigration intern provide administrative support related to immigration legal services.

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Youth After School Program Intern

NICE hosts a NAZA-funded after-school program for English Learners that  focuses on building Academic, Literacy, and Social Emotional skills for middle school students. The program uses a positive youth development approach to promote youth leadership, healthy relationships, and instill a positive growth mindset for all learners.

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Summer Youth Program Intern

NICE hosts a summer camp program for English Learners that focuses on building Academic, Literacy, and Social Emotional skills for middle school students for two months during the summer. The program uses a positive youth development approach to promote youth leadership, healthy relationships, and instill a positive growth mindset for all learners.

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