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When

Mon May 14, 2018 - Fri Aug 31, 2018

Where

2300 Henderson Mill Road NEAtlanta, GA 30345
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About

GENERALDESCRIPTION

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

SKILLSANDCOMPETENCIES

  • 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 volunteerengagement@newamericanpathways.org No phone calls please. This is a non-paid internship.

Skills

  • Case Work / Management
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Transportation
  • Adult Education
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20 hours per week

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