Youth Programs Engagement Intern
San Diego (United States of America)
TITLE: Youth Programs Engagement Intern (up to 3 positions)
LOCATION: IRC City Heights Office (Currently remote)
START DATE: September 2021
DURATION: 3 months; 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 and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 24 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 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 YOUTH ENGAGEMENT INTERN WORK: IRC San Diego has run the Refugee Education, Acculturation, Civic Engagement, and Health (REACH) program in Hoover and Crawford High Schools since 1996, helping more than 100 refugee youth every year successfully stay in school, graduate, and transition to college or a career. REACH’s focus is on newly arrived refugee youth who have experienced trauma and continue to deal with a great deal of stress through the process of acculturation and language acquisition.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern will be responsible for assisting with the youth department’s spring programs. The intern will be responsible for assisting in outreach, implementation, and administration of spring programming involving, but not limiting to, Girls Academy, Peacemakers, Newcomer Leadership Council, and Academic Support. Interns will learn how to facilitate programming in a trauma informed, culturally responsive manner; and learn how to cultivate an equitable, antiracist environment.
1.Intern will be able to provide engaging activities for high school students using trauma-informed and culturally/linguistically responsive practices.
2.Intern will be able to provide basic program management support (outreach/recruitment, intake, data entry, lesson planning).
3.Intern will display their newly developed program management skills through researching, planning, and executing a civic engagement event by the end of their term.