The Youth Program Intern will assist youth program staff with a variety of tasks to support the medical and academic needs of refugee youth.
Responsibilities: Assist youth program staff with school registrations for new refugee youth, schedule dentist apointments for refugee youth and accompany families to the appointments, and assist youth program staff with file maintenance and data entry.
Time Commitment: 1-2 weekdays per week, 8-16 hrs per week; minimum one semester (four months).
Requirements: Reliable and flexible; able to work independently; comfortable communicating with non-native English speakers; a self-starter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Internships at RefugeeOne are unpaid, but students may obtain college credit.
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.
- Child Development
- Youth Services
- Data Entry
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 8-16 hours per week
- minimum commitment of 4 months