Workforce Development Intern

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Pan-African Association

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Employment services is a core program at Pan-African Association, placing over 150 clients in jobs each year. The employment service intern will help the team network with potential employers, prepare client resumes and assist in interview practice. In addition, the employment service intern will help in job-readiness classes. They will gain skills in resume development, networking, interview practice, working with people from other cultures, and administrative tasks.

Internship opportunities are available on a rolling basis.

Internships at Pan-African Association are competitive. Please send a cover letter and resume to Addison Brown at abrown@panafricanassociation.org. Include the position you are applying for in the subject line. These applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted for a follow-up interview.

Internships are unpaid. Students may obtain college credit and a letter of recommendation after the volunteer period is completed. We ask that interns commit to a minimum of 15 hours and up to 35 hours per week. Internship times are flexible during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Start and end dates are also flexible.

Qualifications: The applicant must be mature, have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, and passionate about helping refugees and immigrants. Interns must be at least 18 years of age, comfortable working with people from other cultures and communities and be welcoming to all. Interns must be able to work both independently and as a team player. Additional languages are encouraged but not required.

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About Pan-African Association

Location:

6163 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pan-African Association (PAA) is to serve, empower, and promote the integration of refugees, asylees, and immigrants from Africa and around the world.

Formed in 2002, the Pan-African Association (PAA) is dedicated to providing adjustment, economic, and cultural programs in order to assist individuals towards achieving self-reliance and successful integration into American society.

Staffed primarily by those of African descent with the support of volunteers, the Pan-African Association encourages and promotes understanding between individuals of African descent and the community at large.

Description

Our Programs and Services

Adjustment & Integration Services PAA empowers communities by providing Adjustment and Integration services, so that new comers can learn how to navigate life in the US, and gain an understanding of the American culture.


Volunteer/Mentoring ProgramPAA builds bridges to sefl-sufficiency, cross-cultural understanding, and stronger communities by matching newcomers who are in need of guidance with specially-trained volunteer mentors. Mentors provide English language tutoring, friendship, community orientation, computer instruction and general support. Volunteers also provide support throughout PAA’s program areas assisting with day to day tasks, classes, and events.


Workforce Development PAA’s holistic Workforce Development service assists program participants in obtaining employment and success in the US workforce. Its services include: job readiness, employment counseling, job placement, and job upgrades.


Citizenship/Civic Education & Immigration Program PAA provides education and application services to eligible people so that they may realize their dream of becoming citizens of the United States of America. As a BIA recognized organiztion, PAA is able to assist the community at large with most immigration issues.


Health & Wellness Program PAA helps clients live healthier lives through medical interpretation services, distribution of educational material, group discussions, health workshops and fairs, and health counseling.


Cultural Programs PAA celebrates rich culutural heritage while enabling newcomers of African descent to build bridges of friendship within the greater Chicagoland community through musical performances, and dance and drumming classes.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6163 N. Broadway AveChicago, IL 60660

(41.99418,-87.66012)
 

SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Case Work / Management
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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