Refugee Interns – are they right for your organisation?

Source: Mondo Search

Refugee Interns – are they right for your organisation?

Refugee Interns – are they right for your organisation?

We are all Immigrants really – apart from our land’s Indigenous and Aboriginal peoples – so what gives us any greater workplace or citizenship rights?

Nirary and Anna met with our team at Mondo Search early in July to inform us about their platform they’ve created for Refugees looking for roles in Australia. Nirary Dacho and Anna Robson met at the Sydney Techfugee Hackathon in November 2015 and have since joined together to solve the problem of refugees struggling to get their first local work experience in their new country. Their solution is educated and English Speaking Refugee talent called Refugee Intern – a digital platform to connect skilled refugees with companies offering opportunities.

“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Nirary and Anna have created a platform to help qualified refugees from Syria and Iraq find roles in Australia, their platform has been created to match their skills within industries such as IT, Accounting, Engineering, Marketing and Sales as well as specialist industries such as Graphic Design and Horticulture. They help refugees with gaining employment in all types of  roles (Full time, part time, casual, etc).

They built the platform in February and currently have 70 refugees registered as well as 10 companies that have signed up and 5 refugees placed so far.

The benefits for companies in hiring a refugee intern range from gaining highly skilled staff, increasing cultural diversity in your workplace and contributing to your organisation’s CSR. Whether you have an existing opportunity or are looking to add to your team, the Refugee Intern platform gives you the ability to post up an opportunity and receive applications, or have them do all the hard work (including screening) to make sure you get the best person for the job.

About the founders:

Nirary Dacho – Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Nirary has a Masters in Web Science and more than 8 years experience in networking in the IT field. He was a lecturer at University in Syria and also worked as Manager for the Assyrian Human Rights Network.

Anna Robson – Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anna has a Bachelor in Sports Coaching/Bachelor in Sports Management. She previously worked in the Nauru detention centre for Save the Children and has worked for Queensland Police Service and the Canberra Raiders.

If you would like to learn more about Refugee Intern and how your company can participate, visit their website.

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