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Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance

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Heartland Human Care Services

Refugee & Immigrant Community Services

English Language Training Intern

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
  • Computer proficiency
  • 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.

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About Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance


4411 N. Ravenswood and 5715 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


5715 W. BelmontChicago, IL 60634



  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)





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