Requisition ID: req46433
Job Title: Cultural Orientation Coordination Intern
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Part-Time
Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly
Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA
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 28 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
The Cultural Orientation Program operates within the IRC SLCs Education Program and supports monthly Cultural Orientation (CO) trainings to newly-arrived refugees with the goals of providing the information necessary for refugees to successfully navigate available services, their local community, and broader US society and to promote cross-cultural understanding while encouraging clients positive psychosocial adjustment.
SCOPE OF WORK:
With oversight from the Education Program Supervisor, the Cultural Orientation (CO) intern will support with logistical preparations for the newly arrived refugee CO each month. This includes preparing the supplies and educational materials, support in client communication, and transportation. The IRC Cultural Orientation intern will also coordinate programming with CO volunteers for children between the ages of 2-11 years of age during the CO sessions including the facilitation of group games and educational activities, as well as field trips to local museums or parks. Resettlement and Placement CO sessions occur monthly on select Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-2pm.
Assist the Cultural Orientation Coordinator with all preparation for the sessions, including printing educational materials, following up communication with IRC SLC caseworkers regarding attendance clients, and setting up the venue. about the clients, and letting presenter knows the date, time, and venue
Assist Cultural Orientation Coordinator with collecting CO-specific data and gathering feedback from clients
Coordinate programming with CO volunteers for children between the ages of 2-11 years of age during the CO sessions
Prepare all clients CO Assessments prior to each CO sessions
Provide assessments to clients post each CO session with an interpreter
Assist Cultural Orientation Coordinator with collecting and inputting CO-specific data and gathering feedback from clients
Other duties as assigned
1. The intern will gain professional experience in working with diverse groups of clients.
2. The intern will deepen understanding of program design, data tracking, and evaluation 3. The intern will gain experience with cross-cultural communication and strength-based approach service deliveryQualifications
Previous experience working with refugees a plus
Start Date: January 15th, 2024
Must be currently enrolled in a graduate/undergraduate program, or have graduated less than 6 months ago
Experience with MS Word, MS Excel, or some coding in R+
Can organize and interpret data
Committed to at least 12 weeks working a minimum of 15 hours per week
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, fluency in a refugee language helpful
Independent and able to accomplish tasks efficiently and in a timely manner
Pass IRC background check, including driving history report
THIS POSITION IS UNPAID.
IRC leading the way from harm to home.
IRCis an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of meritwithout regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexualorientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.