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Adult Education Cultural Orientation Intern (Unpaid)

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: Elizabeth
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 50 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees deliver lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.
TITLE: Adult Education CO Intern
LOCATION: Elizabeth, NJ
START DATE:Summer Term
DURATION: 15 hours per week
POSITION REPORTS TO: Adult Education CoordinatorBACKGROUND: 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 more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, the IRC provides resettlement, education, and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The Adult Education Intern supports newly arrived refugee clients in logistics for cultural orientation (CO) classes, where newly arrived refugee clients gain an understanding of community resources and expectations for the resettlement period.RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cultural Orientation (CO)

  • Provide logistical assistance for remote CO sessions, including scheduling CO sessions with clients, technical support, preparing materials, and helping with documentation, among other tasks.
  • Provide logistical assistance for onsite CO classes, including scheduling CO sessions with clients, setting up the physical classroom space, preparing materials, ordering lunch, and helping with documentation, among other tasks.
  • Contact clients and provide reminders before each CO class.
  • After CO, conduct and document assessments with each client to assess their understanding of cultural orientation content.
  • After CO, provide resources and information requested by the clients.
  • Facilitate CO classes in one-on-one and group settings as needed in English or other languages with interpreters.
  • Assist with record-keeping, data entry, and file maintenance to support CO program
  • Administration, mainly in ETO and Box.LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Interns will learn about refugee resettlement and refugee social services.
  • Interns will develop administrative, digital literacy, and presentation skills.
  • Interns will learn how to interact with multicultural and limited English-speaking clients.
    Minimum Qualifications:REQUIREMENTS:
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate or degree is strongly preferred but not required.
    • Undergraduate studies in education, humanities, social sciences, international relations, or a related field.
    • Must convey confidence, practical communication skills, and excellent attention to detail.
    • Desired languages but not required: Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Pashto, or Kiswahili.
    • Strong desire to help refugees rebuild their lives in New Jersey.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
    • Patience, understanding, flexibility, and an unceasingly positive attitude.
    • Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts.
    • Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.
    • Familiar with Microsoft applications and is willing to learn a new data management system.IRC leading the wayFrom Harm to Home.

      Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.


      Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

Keywords: International Rescue Committee, Elizabeth , Adult Education Cultural Orientation Intern (Unpaid), Education / Teaching , Elizabeth, New Jersey

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