Reports to: Supervisor of English language training
HeartlandAlliancefor Human Needs & Human Rights helps people living in poverty or in danger to improve their lives and realize their human rights. For more than 120 years, Heartland Alliance has provided hope, opportunity, and solutions through services and advocacy. Our work spans across four key areas [housing, health care, legal protections, and economic opportunity], creating paths from crisis to stability and on to success.
Heartland’s Refugee & Immigrant Community Services [RICS] provides on-site English language and English language civics classes for adult immigrants from over 20 countries.
We are looking for an unpaid intern to serve in our English Language Training (ELT) Program.
Responsibilities of this position include:
Assisting teachers in English as a Second Language (ESL) and pre-GED classes, including tutoring and/or teaching classes
Creating and implementing workshops and activities for our students
Helping with other projects, reports, and administrative tasks as necessary
Minimum of 10 hours per week availability, minimum two-month commitment
Must be at least 18 years of age
Interest in working with immigrants in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-ethnic environment
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Patience and flexibility
Some knowledge of ESL and teaching or tutoring experience is helpful
Language proficiency in one or more: Arabic, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian is preferred, but not required.
About Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance
4411 N. Ravenswood and 5715 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60640, US
To achieve freedom from want, fear, and injustice for people marginalized by poverty, displacement, or situations of vulnerability by developing and providing a continuum of services that meet basic needs, build strengths, safeguard human rights, and provide opportunities for positive change.
Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS) is the human services partner of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a servicebased human rights organization that provides material assistance to meet basic human needs and other services and advocacy that foster empowerment, societal participation, and self-sufficiency. HHCS delivers a variety of services to newly-arrived refugees, asylees and immigrants through its Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS). RICS is comprised of a dedicated, multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the refugee and immigrant fields.