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Adult Education Intern

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: Elizabeth
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID:req13961

Job Title: Adult Education Intern

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Elizabeth, NJ USA

Job Description

BACKGROUND: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 over 40 countries and more than 20 U.S. cities

to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC New Jersey Regional

office's Education & Learning department aims to meet the educational needs

of adult refugee, asylee, and immigrant populations in New Jersey. We offer a

variety of classes and services, including English language instruction,

Cultural Orientation, College and Career Readiness, 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.

INTERN OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Gain

experience working at a leading, global humanitarian organization; participate

in virtual team meetings & regular supervisor check-ins; partake in team

building, training & community outreach opportunities; practice your

language skills & make lasting impacts on the lives of IRC clients. Interns set a weekly remote work schedule and must supply their own

computer and internet access. All IRC internships are UNPAID.

*Proficiency in Arabic, Kiswahili, Pashto, Dari, Farsi, Urdu, or French strongly preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Enroll adult

students and in appropriate classes around NJ

Keep track of

client communication and follow-up on attendance

Maintain

timely databases on the different tracking systems

Be an

advocate for clients' educational needs with external education service

providers

Attend weekly

supervision meetings with the program Coordinator

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

* Gain hands-on experience working with refugee populations soon after they arrive in the US

* Learn about ELL and educational support

services for refugees & immigrant populations in NJ

* Build communication & outreach skills with students, community organizations & educational programs

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

* Undergraduate or higher pursuing degree in education, psychology, social work, or related field

* Teaching or tutoring youth preferred, especially for English Language Learners (ELL)

* Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, French, Swahili, Dari, Pashto preferred.

* Cultural competence and cross-cultural or overseas experience desirable

* Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations desirable

* Demonstrated ability to work in a remote setting, both independently and as part of a team

Keywords: International Rescue Committee, Elizabeth , Adult Education Intern, Other , Elizabeth, New Jersey

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