Cultural Orientation Intern
Dallas (United States of America)
With oversight from the Resettlement Supervisor and other resettlement staff, the Cultural Orientation Intern will assist case management staff in providing cultural orientation, an intensive social adjustment course for all newly arrived refugees, which focuses on essential information for new Americans through content-based instruction. The class aims to familiarize students with their new environment and prepare them for the daily challenges of living as part of the DFW community. Intern will support timely coordination and scheduling of classes in collaboration with colleagues, assist with program and data management, and teach as needed using IRC’s established curriculum.
COMMITMENT: 4-6 months starting in October 2021, at least 15 hours per week
• Coordinate CO classes for R&P adult clients within the 90-day service period, including scheduling, delivery, and classroom setup and preparation.
• Coordinate and schedule with clients, caseworkers, interns, interpreters, and community partners on orientations, trainings, enrollments, and appointments
• Teach cultural orientation workshops (2-3 hours each) using IRC’s curriculum and materials
• Complete post-CO Assessments for R&P adult clients to assess client comprehension
• Track completion and document delivery of all services by entering case notes in a timely fashion and filing necessary documentation within requisite systems
• Attend training and regular meetings with the Orientation and ESL Specialist
1. Student will learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services
2. Student will develop problem solving and client services skills
3. Student will get hands-on experience working with refugee populations soon after they arrive in the USUpdate