Refugee Youth Mentoring Program Intern
Requisition ID: req8452
Job Title: Refugee Youth Mentoring Program Intern
Sector: Youth Services
TITLE: Refugee Youth Mentoring Program Intern
LOCATION: IRC City Heights & IRC El Cajon Office
START DATE: May 2020
DURATION: May – August 2020 (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 and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 26 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The Refugee Youth Mentoring Program aims to provide one-on-one support and mentoring to at-risk youth, aged 15-20. The purpose of the program is to empower youth with the resources, opportunities, and guidance required to attain academic and career goals as identified in their Individual Success Plans. The Refugee Youth Mentoring Program Interns will support the Refugee Youth Connection Coach in outreach and recruitment, youth enrollments, data management, and field trip coordination.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The interns will assist in planning, organizing, and executing the Refugee Youth Mentoring Program. This includes:
-Assisting with outreach and recruitment of youth mentors
-Assisting in planning and executing cultural immersion and career exploration field trips and programs
-Meeting with clients and mentors to assess program progress
-Regularly maintaining client portfolios, including client correspondence and data entry
-Assisting youth in college exploration, and applying for colleges and financial aid
-Driving clients on field trips and other outings
•Student will be able to implement cultural-sensitivity and trauma-informed practices
•Student will be able to effectively interact with and lead a diverse multicultural group
•Students will be able to effectively communicate and network with external partners and agencies
•Must be enrolled and on-track to graduate from a bachelors or graduate university program, or have graduated within the past 12 months
•Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation
•Must be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
•Strong written and verbal skills
•Must have Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Outlook experience
•Experience working with culturally/linguistically diverse youth (preferred)
•Proficient in Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, or Swahili (preferred)
This position reports to Shaun Niyo-Ramdas, Refugee Youth Connection Coach
IRC leading the way From Harm To Home.