Education Access Intern
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
SCOPE OF WORK:The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City provides wrap-around services for over 350 refugee youth who have been in the country up to two years. The Education Access Intern will work with the College and Career Readiness Specialist to support learning in creative ways while school programming shifts between in-person and e-learning. They will work with schools and community centers to track student attendance and progress. They will work with refugee parents to ensure that they understand the importance of students’ learning during this time. Through these programs, they will provide youth with the academic and social support they need to succeed in school and ultimately graduate high school and move on to higher education, despite the challenges currently presented by COVID-19.
•Work with Education Program team to seek out and build relationships with new community partners that are able to support e-learning for students
•Reach out to specific IRC students to assess needs and individually support with specific challenges
•Support CCR Specialist in facilitating and creating online workshops that will be provided to youth via the Online Youth Tutoring group
•Attend youth intakes with newly arriving clients and provide them with individualized out-of-school program options and next steps, follow up after youth intake to ensure newly arrived clients are appropriately informed in regards to e-learning
•Track IRC clients’ involvement and participation
•Case note and record IRC clients’ involvement in Education Program services in IRC and Education Program tracking systems
•Provide follow-up and intervention if youth are not maintaining necessary attendance and progress within schooling
•Assist with transportation, as needed
•Other related duties as assigned including monthly office support & reception coverage
1. The intern will gain experience interacting with school partners and districts through acting as a liaison between students and schools.
2. The intern will deepen understanding of facilitating programming specific to refugee youth.
3. The intern will gain experience with methods and technology used to support e-learning.