Requisition ID: req46860
Job Title: Cultural Orientation Intern
Sector: Social Work
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Part-Time
Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly
Location: Tucson, AZ
Work Arrangement: In-person
The IRC in Tucsons Cultural Orientation Program is designed to provide a holistic and integrated approach to educating refugees during their first week of resettlement in the United States. The Program provides structured trainings to newly arrived refugees and asylees to familiarize them with their new environment and inform them of available services. The Cultural Orientation Intern will support Staff with logistical organization and materials preparation for these training sessions and will actively work with clients to facilitate more thorough absorption and processing of vital information.
Please note that this is an unpaid position.
This is an in-person position.
- Prepare programmatic materials for the Cultural Orientation Program including handouts and laminated activity cards.
- Compile necessary materials into individualized client packets.
- Assist in Cultural Orientation training activities and drills as directed by CO Instructor.
- Assist Staff with transportation of participating clients to and from the IRC office.
- Train clients to ride public transportation to and from their homes to the IRC office.
- Conduct Tucson Highlights bus tours with newly arrived clients.
- Support Cultural Orientation Coordinator in additional tasks as necessary to design, maintain and improve the Cultural Orientation Program.
- Punctuality, excellent time management skills, and a flexible schedule
- Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding client information
- Proficiency in foreign language is preferred, but not required
- Office experience a plus, but training will be provided
- Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds
- Drivers license, personal vehicle, auto insurance, a clean driving record, and willingness to drive clients in personal vehicle
- Experience in ESL instruction considered a major asset
- Technology requirements: Interns will be required to use their own technology tools to work on virtual opportunities.
IRC is not responsible for any personal device expenses such as personal smartphones, tablets, hotspots, data charges, etc. All personal devices must:
1). Be kept current with all operating system updates and security patches,
2). Use a password or PIN with a minimum of 4 characters to log onto smartphones and tablets and 8 alpha and numeric characters for a Laptop.
3). Have lock screen set to 10 minutes or less with a password required to unlock the device
4). Configurations must be set to delete all data or lock after 10 unsuccessful attempts to enter a password or PIN. Lockout period must be no less than 30 minutes.
5). Additional policy details will be discussed during orientation and training.
All offers are contingent on successfully passing background and criminal history checks as required by federal and state law or by IRC policy.
- SUMMER: Minimum 20 hrs/wk for 3 months
- FALL/SPRING: Minimum 10 hrs/wk for 4 months
- Primary availability during IRC business hours (M-F; 8:30am-5:00pm)
- Must be available during at least one of either Monday or Friday, 10am-2pm
- Preference given to applicants able to make multi-term commitment