Youth Programs Intern
San Diego (United States of America)
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The Youth Programs at IRC aims to support local refugee and newly arrived immigrant youth through after school programming, family events, and financial/educational workshops. Young children, high school students, and whole families are served. The Peacemakers program aims to support high school students in sharing their stories through art, public speaking and civic engagement as well as build leadership and communication skills. The Girls Academy program aims to support high school girls by expanding their scope of experiences, building confidence levels, and creating a safe, supportive social network. Family events range from recreational activities (hiking, game nights, beach trips, etc.) to wellness activities (yoga, self-care workshops, etc.). As an intern, the work will be focused on fostering a welcoming multi-cultural environment, and providing support to prepare, implement, and document after school programming, family events, and financial/educational workshops.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern will help supervise weekly Peacemakers and/or Girls Academy meetings, support in facilitating family events and workshops, conduct outreach for events, drive and attend engagements with students and families, and help document program outcomes. With the current state of Covid-19, many programs and family events have transferred smoothly onto digital platforms. Depending on the health guidelines at the time of the internship, intern responsibilities may exist solely, or partially, on a digital platform.
·Help prepare, implement, and document curriculum for refugee youth events and programs
·Conduct outreach for upcoming programs and events
·Drive clients on field trips or other outings (given that health guidelines allow)
·Assist refugee youth in applying for jobs/scholarships/financial aid, and assisting with other client concerns
·Regularly maintain client portfolios, including client correspondence and data entry
·Support cross-department colleagues and collaborations
·Interns will practice interpersonal communication skills while engaging with a client population of diverse backgrounds in an educational setting.
·Interns will learn how to provide trauma informed and culturally responsive services to a client population of diverse backgrounds.
·Interns will learn how to coordinate engaging activities and skill-building exercises that serve refugee and immigrant youth and families.