Intergenerational Education Intern
Requisition ID: req8444
Job Title: Intergenerational Education Intern
Sector: Youth Services
TITLE: Intergenerational Education Intern
LOCATION: El Cajon Office
START DATE: May 2020
DURATION: 4 months starting; 10 - 20 hours per week
Important Note: This is an unpaid internship.
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: Intern will support multiple aspects of youth and intergenerational programming in the youth department geared toward developing community, financial/academic success, wellness, social-emotional learning, and confidence among refugee youth and families. Programs will include adult basic education, family recreation activities, refugee youth FAFSA support, and more.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Interns will assist with the research, preparation, implementation, and documentation of youth and intergenerational programming. This includes:
• Help prepare, implement, and document class curriculum for refugee youth/intergenerational events and programs
• Conduct outreach for upcoming programs and events
• Regularly maintain client portfolios, including client correspondence and data entry
• Assist refugee youth in applying for jobs/educational opportunities, and assisting with other client concerns
• Support cross-department colleagues and collaborations
• Drive clients on field trips or other outings
• Student will practice interpersonal communication skills while engaging with a client population of diverse ages, ethnicities, cultures, religions, etc.
• Students will develop a strong understanding of nonprofit organizational operations
• Students will learn how to effectively communicate with external partners
• Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program
• Flexibility and ability to take initiative in a fast-paced, versatile environment required
• Strong written and verbal communication skills required
• Basic organizational skills and attention to detail required
• Previous multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied ages/backgrounds strongly preferred
• Swahili, Farsi, Arabic, or Spanish speaking preferred
• Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation
This position reports to Maddie Silva.
IRC leading the way From Harm To Home.