Youth Programs Intern
Charlottesville (United States of America)
BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.Domestically, our 25 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 Youth Programs Intern will work closely with the IRC School Specialist to support client students and their families as they re-enter school and work to achieve their academic goals. This may include coordination, administration, and transportation assistance.
•Attend Volunteer/Intern Orientation
•Contribute to the planning and coordination of various different activities, such as after-school tutoring, college prep workshops, and monthly outings or field trips around town
•Administrative support (phone calls, filing, collected signed paperwork, etc.)
•Provide transportation for clients and their families to appointments
•Assist with preschool and school enrollments.Duties include completing school enrollment paperwork, collecting documents, obtaining parental signatures, and delivering forms to schools
•Assist with the youth mentoring program (MYVA)
•Be sensitive to the cultural and personality differences of the refugee clients.Respect their beliefs and values, which may differ from yours.
•Record hours and submit completed timesheet for each month via the IRC’s online Volunteer Dashboard.