English Language Teaching Internship


Cause Areas


Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:30 AM - Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:30 PM


4753 N. BroadwaySuite 401Chicago, IL 60640


The RefugeeOne ELT Intern will conduct assessments of new arrivals' English skills for class placement, coordinate with schools off-site and then accompany clients to register for English and vocational classes, and assist with ESL tutoring and substitute for an afternoon class, if needed. Preferred experience and/or interest in education and language learning; ability to speak Arabic, Swahili, or Burmese preferred, but not required.

To apply for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter naming the internship(s) you’re interested in, your available dates, and preferred schedule, to arothbaum@refugeeone.org. Internships at RefugeeOne are unpaid, but students may obtain college credit. We ask that interns commit to a minimum of 8-12 hours weekly. Internship times are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30-3:30. The intern must work on Fridays and will also work either on Wednesday and/or Thursday. Start and end dates are flexible.

RefugeeOne, located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, has a national reputation for its success in assisting refugees fleeing war and persecution as they build new lives.

With the help of 450 volunteers, RefugeeOne walks alongside refugees as they take their first steps on the road to self-reliance: we greet new arrivals at O’Hare Airport, furnish their first apartments, help them learn English, and connect them to their first jobs. However, we recognize that job skills aren’t the only component to success in the United States, which is why we provide mental health care, after-school programming, and community-building services as well. Our ultimate goal is to help refugee families become self-reliant in as little as 6-12 months.


  • Arabic
  • Adult Education
  • Swahili
  • Burmese
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Wed/Thurs/Fri, 11:30-3:30, 8-12 hours weekly
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