Open Positions

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

Health Education Program Manager

The Program Manager will be responsible for all federal, state, city, and private foundation grant outcomes along with supervision of the staff supporting those funding sources.   This position is responsible for planning, developing, monitoring, and evaluating NICE’s health education programs. The Program Manager will also be responsible for supporting the quantitative side of research projects in health education programming. This position utilizes intermediate level research skills to perform a variety of quantitative research activities including data management, analysis of quantitative data, and report preparation. The responsibilities of this position will include quantitative and written data analysis on issues of population health and health/health care disparities across immigrant and refugee communities. This is a full time, 40 hours per week position.

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Associate Manager of Youth Mental Health

The Youth Education Associate Manager will report to the Youth Education Program Manager and will work closely with education program staff tp facilitate mental health direct services including group and individual therapy, special events, and workshops in conjunction with the NICE Preferred Communities program. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

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Grants Manager

The Grants Manager will report to the Chief Development and Education Officer and will work closely with development program staff. This is a full time, 40 hour position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Research, design, write, edit, and submit grant applications and reports
  • Attend local donor meetings with development staff as needed
  • Provide follow up materials to donors on timely basis
  • Assist with annual report and other development communications as needed
  • Prepare and submit reports and correspondence to funders
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Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator will work alongside the NICE development staff to increase awareness of the organization’s work through marketing, media outreach, and community engagement. The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Development & Communications. This is a full time, 40-hour position. 

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Employment and Cash Assistance Associate Manager

The Employment and Cash Assistance Associate Manager will report to the Employment and Cash Assistance Program Manager. The Employment and Cash Assistance Associate Manager will support both the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) program as well as the Refugee Support Services (RSS) employment program. This role will help refugees obtain the resources and life skills to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained social and economic well-being. This a full time, 40+ hour per week position.

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Refugee Benefits Intake Specialist

The Refugee Benefits Intake Specialist will report to the Refugee Benefits Associate Manager. The Refugee Benefits Intake Specialist will help refugees obtain the resources and life skills to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained social and economic wellbeingThis is a full time, 40 hour 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

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.

Match Grant Intern

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

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 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.