Youth Development Intern - Fall 2021
Silver Spring (United States of America)
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 WORK
The IRC’s Youth Development Program works to support the integration of recently-arrived refugees and asylees who are middle and high school aged students. Students participate in IRC’s after school programs, Saturday Learning Series, Career and College Discovery, Leadership Council, community service projects, field trips, employment workshops, and a Summer Academy, each designed to address challenges identified by our clients. The overall goals of the Youth Development Program is to reinforce a sense of belonging and security within schools and surrounding communities, build students’ confidence in their English and academic abilities, and help student develop graduation and career plans tailored to their unique interests and skills.
·Implement the remote after school and weekend programs by contacting participants, maintaining attendance records, and administering pre- and post- program evaluation surveys.
·Develop teaching content and curricula for after school and weekend programs.
·Create new ways to engage and support out of school youth.
• Assist students with college applications, GED courses, homework help and other opportunities.
1.Interns will learn about the challenges and barriers humanitarian immigrant students often encounter while integrating into U.S. schools.
2.Interns will gain curriculum development skills including defining learning objectives, identifying and developing effective classroom teaching methods for multicultural, multilingual students, and implementing assessment tools.
3.Interns will gain experience working and teaching in multicultural environments.
4.Interns will learn about the US refugee resettlement system and services and benefits available to refugees and asylees in the State of Maryland and across the US.