Afterschool Program Intern


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Sep 01, 2016 04:00 PM - Fri Dec 23, 2016 06:30 PM

Where

1212 West Balmoral AvenueChicago, IL 60640

About

RefugeeOne Youth Program is seeking an intern to assist the Youth Activity Coordinator with the implementation of various tasks at the afterschool program. The afterschool program serves refugee youth from all over the world, 5 days a week throughout the academic school year. Program activities consist of homework and ESL tutoring, field trips, arts and crafts, sports, and other extracurricular activities.

Commitment: 6-10 hours/week

The intern would commit to 2-3 days at the afterschool program. Flexible with your availability.

Program hours are 4:00-6:30pm Monday- Friday, beginning in early January. Additional office hours (1-2/week) as available are desired.

Intern must be able to commit from September through December 2016.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Youth Program staff at afterschool program 2-3 days a week
  • Plan and lead small group activities to enrich learning and character development at afterschool program
  • Guide program volunteers to best serve the needs of our youth
  • Assist Youth Activity Coordinator in monitoring student progress and academic work at afterschool program
  • Clerical tasks in RefugeeOne office as needed

Application Process:

To apply for this internship, please fill out the application form online and attach 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.

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.

Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Youth Services
  • Administrative Support
  • Tutoring
  • Soccer
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 6-10 hours per week
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