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Adult Education Cultural Orientation Intern (Unpaid)

Employer
International Rescue Committee
Location
North Elizabeth, New Jersey
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Requisition ID: req49353
Job Title: Adult Education Cultural Orientation Intern (Unpaid)
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Part-Time
Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly
Location: Elizabeth, NJ USA
Work Arrangement:Hybrid
Job Description
TITLE:Adult Education CO Intern
LOCATION:Elizabeth, NJ
START DATE: Summer Term
DURATION:15 hours per week
POSITION REPORTS TO:Adult Education Coordinator
BACKGROUND:TheInternational Rescue Committee(IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, the IRC provides resettlement, education, and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK:The Adult Education Intern supports newly arrived refugee clients in logistics for cultural orientation (CO) classes, where newly arrived refugee clients gain an understanding of community resources and expectations for the resettlement period.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cultural Orientation (CO)
- Provide logistical assistance for remote CO sessions, including scheduling CO sessions with clients, technical support, preparing materials, and helping with documentation, among other tasks.
- Provide logistical assistance for onsite CO classes, including scheduling CO sessions with clients, setting up the physical classroom space, preparing materials, ordering lunch, and helping with documentation, among other tasks.
- Contact clients and provide reminders before each CO class.
- After CO, conduct and document assessments with each client to assess their understanding of cultural orientation content.
- After CO, provide resources and information requested by the clients.
- Facilitate CO classes in one-on-one and group settings as needed in English or other languages with interpreters.
- Assist with record-keeping, data entry, and file maintenance to support CO program
- Administration, mainly in ETO and Box.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
- Interns will learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services.
- Interns will develop administrative, digital literacy, and presentation skills.
- Interns will learn how to interact with multicultural and limited English-speaking clients.
Qualifications
REQUIREMENTS:
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate or degree is strongly preferred but not required.
- Undergraduate studies in education, humanities, social sciences, international relations, or a related field.
- Must convey confidence, practical communication skills, and excellent attention to detail.
- Desired languages but not required: Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Pashto, or Kiswahili.
- Strong desire to help refugees rebuild their lives in New Jersey.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
- Patience, understanding, flexibility, and an unceasingly positive attitude.
- Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts.
- Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.
- Familiar with Microsoft applications and is willing to learn a new data management system.
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