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Intern - Vocational ESL

Sacramento (Brazil)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Sacramento (Brazil)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date:

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Job Title: Intern - Vocational ESL

Sector: Employment

Employment Category: Intern

Location: Sacramento, CA USA

Job Description


The IRC provides Vocational ESL and Employment Services courses four days per week to help students build their English language capabilities and search for employment. Interns assist in all aspects of the VESL/ES courses, including but not limited to the following:


  • Teach a multicultural and multilevel classroom of new English speakers
  • Teach English language skills (including grammar, conversation, reading and writing, and listening/comprehension)
  • Follow the IRC’s VESL Curriculum for Track 1 and Track 2
  • Assess, track and report student attendance and comprehension progress
  • Invite participation in interactive, culturally and age appropriate hands-on activities
  • Teach cultural and social values of the U.S.
  • Help students become self-sufficient by teaching real-life language and job skills
  • Assist in job search process with students (both online and in person)
  • Assist clients with job-related communications (ie. emails, cover letters, resumes)
  • Practice interviewing techniques and skills
  • Develop supplement materials and maintain files and records
  • Other duties as requested by the VESL Instructor or Employment Services staff

Minimum Qualifications


  • Positive Attitude, Energetic
  • Patience and empathy for students
  • Flexibility to work with a variety of student needs
  • Experience teaching or training strongly preferred 

This position reports to the VESL Instructor. 

  • This is an unpaid internship.
  • Work related driving is eligible for reimbursement at the charitable mileage rate.
  • Internships are available for current college students, graduate students, and graduates less than 2 years post-graduation.



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