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College and Career Readiness Intern

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date:

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Position: College and Career Readiness Intern
Reports to: Family Education Coordinator 
Term: January 2022 – Ongoing
Hours: 15 hours/week 
Please note this is an unpaid position and requires a background check

BACKGROUND:
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC New York Regional office’s Education & Learning department aims to meet the educational needs of adult refugee, asylee, and immigrant populations in New York City. We offer a variety of classes and services, including English language instruction, Cultural Orientation, and referrals to external educational opportunities. Together, these form a comprehensive multi-faceted program designed to meet the immediate and ongoing education needs of our diverse group of clients. 

SCOPE OF WORK:
Volunteer will work one on one with IRC clients who want to pursue higher and continuing education opportunities and help them achieve their short and long term goals. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The College and Career Readiness Volunteer Advisor will
•Get hands-on experience working with immigrant populations soon after they arrive in the US
•Learn about the refugee resettlement process in NYC
•Build communication and outreach skills with different stakeholders

Essential Job Functions:
•Conduct intakes for walk-in asylees and refugees regarding educational and vocational goals
•Work with participant to create SMART educational and professional goals
•Assist participants in completing college applications and financial aid (FAFSA)
•Provide assistance to participants in editing college essays and other related college requirements
•Update databases based on referrals and maintain participant records databases
•Assist in organizing workshops
•Ability to commit during the week for six months


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