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Cultural Orientation Intern

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location:
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Culture and Sport
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req47099

Job Title: Cultural Orientation Intern

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: New York RAI

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Please note that this is an UNPAID internship. 

BACKGROUND: International 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.

The Adult Education Department provides in-person and remote ESL classes to adults 18 and older, facilitates cultural orientation for resettlement clients, coordinates with other IRC departments to facilitate workforce development workshops, and refers clients internally and externally to additional services identified during case management. In addition, the Adult Education Department provides support to clients through special projects such as the Afghan Women’s Group.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Cultural Orientation Intern will assist the Cultural Orientation and Intake Specialist in coordinating and facilitating cultural orientation for recently arrived refugees and displaced people supported by the resettlement department.

• Support coordinating with clients to schedule Cultural Orientation.
• Support in the facilitation of cultural orientation to clients.
• Support in the coordination of interpreters as needed
• Support in the administration of cultural orientation assessments
• Support Development of revised curriculum for Cultural Orientation

• Students will learn about the various management responsibilities of a complex educational program.
• Students will learn to coordinate and communicate with stakeholders to plan and implement educational workshops and special events.
• Students will learn to work with a diverse staff
• Students will learn about programs and services provided to refugees, migrants, and displaced people.





• Current undergraduate or graduate student in Education, Non-profit Management or related field, or within one year of graduation
• Strong organizational and analytical skills
• Flexible and able to solve problems
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills
• Cultural competence and cross-cultural or overseas experience desirable
• Fluent in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Word
• Experience in Box, Microsoft Teams, and Google Drive desirable
• Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations desirable
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Fluent in a second language helpful (such as: Dari, Farsi, Spanish, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic)

IRC leading the way From Harm to Home.

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