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Education and Learning Intern

Tucson (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Tucson (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date:

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OVERVIEW:

Resettlement is at the heart of the IRC’s work with refugees. Services provided meet refugees’ basic needs for food, shelter and legal rights in the early, critical stages of the long-term resettlement process. All activities lay the foundation for clients to become self-sufficient and contribute positively to their new community. The Education and Learning Interns will assist the Education and Learning Case Manager in supporting refugee and asylee adults and children, meet their short-term and long-term education goals. 

Please note that this is an unpaid position.

This is an in-person position. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support ESL enrollment for adult clients

  • Collect medical records, school records, and other official documents to enroll newly arrived youth in school

  • In coordination with the Education and Learning Case Manager, Casework Supervisor, and other interns, develop and conduct orientation to U.S. school system for newly arrived families

  • Support families with applying for free lunch, purchasing or procuring school supplies and beginning school

  • Track and document all related activities in appropriate internal database system

  • Upload client documents in internal databases

Learning Objectives:

  • Get hand-on experience working with refugee populations soon after they arrive in the US

  • Learn about the refugee resettlement process

  • Intern will learn how to effectively manage caseloads of adults and youth clients

  • Intern will learn how to track and analyze qualitative and quantitative data regarding refugee learning outcomes

  • Intern will learn how to communicate effectively across different cultures and navigate difficult conversations with clients

  • Interns will learn how to navigate the educational system within the U.S.

Reports To:Come Niyongabo, Education and Learning Case Manager


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