Help refugees learn English! Become a Vocational and English Language Training Intern!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4419 N Ravenswood AveChicago, IL 60640


*Please note: Summer internships are filled. Please apply for Fall 2015.*

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting teachers in English Language Training (ELT) and Vocational English classes, including tutoring and/or teaching students.
  • Creating and implementing programs and activities for ELT and Vocational English students.
  • Mentoring ELT and/or Vocational English students.
  • Assisting with job-readiness training and employer outreach for ELT and Vocational English students.
  • Working with individuals and groups on job-readiness skills including interviewing techniques, filling out job applications, and workplace culture orientations.
  • Database entry.
  • Assessment and reporting of program participant needs.
  • Creation and maintenance of job upgrade and career plan forms.
  • Assisting with the delivery of supplemental instruction courses to program participants.
  • Helping with other projects, reports, and administrative tasks as necessary.
  • 15-40 hours per week availability


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Interest in working with refugees in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-ethnic environment.
  • Patience and flexibility.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Some knowledge of ESL and teaching or tutoring experience is helpful.
  • Language proficiency in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese etc, French, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, and Uzbek is preferred, but not required.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-40 hours a week

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