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Vocational ESL Intern

San Diego (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: San Diego (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date:

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TITLE:  VESL Plus Intern 

LOCATION: El Cajon (main), City Heights (occasional) – maybe fully or partially remote

START DATE:  September 2021

DURATION:  3 months, 15 – 20 hr/wk

Important Note: This is an unpaid internship; must be able to submit a CA LiveScan

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 24 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

SCOPE OF VESL Intern’s WORK:The VESL Plus Program, a vocational English and work readiness training program, focuses on helping newly-arrived refugees to prepare for and find entry-level work.  The VESL Intern will help to strengthen the VESL Plus Program and increase client learning by engaging with clients; teaching and/or developing classroom materials; providing administrative support; and carrying out other tasks as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:Depending on the experience, skills, and interests of the intern, the primary responsibilities of this position will be focused in the following areas:

Classroom Instruction and Materials Development

·Teaching/assisting the VESL teachers in virtual classrooms, as needed

·Assisting with on-going development of curricula, specifically with the research and development of materials


·Assisting with program intake, and collection and copying of required documents

·Helping to maintain well-organized client and cohort files, both digital and paper

·Assisting with tracking of student attendance

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:The Intern will gain experience:

·Teaching/assisting in a non-traditional, multi-level, fast-paced(on-line) English language classroom

·Working with refugee and asylee populations

·Meeting grant funding requirements, including the organization, filing, and tracking of client information and documentation     

·Developing classroom materials to meet specific goals for a target population


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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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