This position is intended to provide qualified interns with an experience of working one-on-one with refugee clients from all over the globe. In this role, the intern will have the opportunity to refine his/her inter-cultural communication skills, expend his/her knowledge base a variety of cultures, and observe the refugee experience from arrival to the U.S. through the initial phases cultural adjustment.
Assist in conducting public transportation orientation (MARTA) for newly arrived refugees
Assists with new arrival airport pick-ups and apartment set-ups
Assists in initial orientation session to the United States for newly arrived families
Visits refugee families to assess their needs and progress toward self-sufficiency by introducing general American cultural concepts through explanation and example:
Provides assistance with community orientation and home management
Instructs clients with social adjustment activities (public transit/shopping/budgeting/etc.)
Completes case file documentation
Attends meetings with outside stakeholders along with New American Pathways staff members
Assists clients in scheduling and attending appointments
Assists in grocery shopping for clients
May be asked occasionally to support our student program in Dekalb County Schools.
Ability to communicate with people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds; cultural sensitivity
Strong organization skills; the ability to multitask and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment
Willingness to gain understanding of basic refugee experience; sensitive to the refugees’ histories
Basic computer skills
Bilingual skills are a plus, but not required not required
TO APPLY: Interested candidates may submit their application, resume and cover letter to Akheia Bowie at email@example.com No phone calls please. This is a non-paid internship.