After working for the New World Archaeological Foundation for 5 years many thought I would never leave, but today I am announcing that I have a new “real” job (by real I mean it pays salary and has opportunity for advancement). Starting Tuesday I will help refugees from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Burma, and Bosnia resettle into the Salt Lake area. My official job title, I think, is refugee Case Worker, but I am not sure.
The International Rescue Committee was started under suggestion from Albert Einstein to rescue German intellectuals from Nazi oppression. Since then it has grown into one of the largest non government organizations dealing with refugee issues. They have offices all over the world and a presence in every major refugee crisis.
I am excited for the opportunity to work with such an interesting organization and I eventually hope I can take an overseas post after Kate and I have finished schooling.