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Virtual Spring 2022 Internship Opportunity-Education Services-Assisting Immigrants

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Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center)

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  • At this time, our office is open in a limited capacity for staff and volunteers only, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For SPRING 2022, this internship will follow a hybrid model of both remote and in-person work.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Rian Immigrant Center, located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Education Services program co-op. The Education Services co-op role offers an opportunity for someone interested in empowering immigrants and refugees through education, and in becoming part of a team dedicated to helping immigrants integrate into their new communities. This is an exciting chance for someone to make a positive difference in the lives of immigrants, learn new organizational, technical and communication skills, and gain a deeper appreciation for a diverse range of cultures and viewpoints. In this role, you will gain experience as part of a small and supportive Education Services team in a non-profit setting, be given significant responsibility, and receive on-the-job training and support.

VALUES COMMITMENT

Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and equity; actively participate in Rian's efforts toward being an anti-racist organization; and value, promote, and integrate anti-racist ideas and policies into one’s work.

TIME COMMITMENT

32 per week, Monday-Thursday. There are no ESOL classes on Fridays. Rian Immigrant Center is closed on the weekends. (If you are not able to do full time, we are happy to consider part-time, 15+ hours a week - the role requirements will be adjusted accordingly)

DATES: January-May/June 2022. Start and end date are adjustable as needed.

COMPENSATION
We are glad to assist with any requirements to qualify an eligible student for academic credit. A possible monthly stipend may be offered for 32+ hours a week.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Virtual ESOL Classroom Assistance
    • Assisting adult immigrant and refugee students in a level 1 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course (classes are all virtual at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
    • Assisting ESOL instructors and students with tech issues on virtual platforms used for remote learning (Zoom, WhatsApp and Google Classroom)
  • Laptop Loaning Program Support
    • Preparing Chromebooks to loan out to new students; processing returned Chromebooks; performing data entry on computers loaned out to students
  • Textbook Support
    • Preparing textbooks for in-person pickup or USPS shipping to ESOL students
  • Student Tech Support
    • Providing individual tech coaching to students at varying levels of digital literacy on how to use loaner Chromebooks from Rian Immigrant Center for ESOL classes and citizenship tutoring
  • Test Administration
    • Proctoring standardized (TABE CLAS-E Online) placement testing for all new ESOL students, either online or in-person
    • Proctoring and manually scoring standardized (TABE CLAS-E Online) pre- and post-tests for all ESOL students at the beginning and end of the semester, either online or in-person
  • New ESOL Student Intakes
    • Communicating with prospective students verbally and in writing
    • Conducting phone assessments with students
    • Analyzing prospective student information and entering data into Salesforce
    • Scheduling prospective students for placement testing (online or in-person)
    • Adding students to waitlists and course lists in Google Drive and Salesforce
    • Referring students as needed to partner organizations
  • Collaboration
    • Setting personal and professional goals for your co-op experience
    • Attending regular meetings with your supervisor
    • Attending Rian all-staff meetings
    • Attending Education Services program meetings
    • Attending Anti-Racist Study Hall meetings

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to:

  • Tutoring students in Rian’s Individual Achievement Program (IAP)
  • Tutoring students in Rian’s citizenship tutoring program
  • Hosting online ESOL conversation groups, office hours, or student learning pods
  • Adapting program documents for student accessibility
  • Collaborating with the Communications team on fliers and infographics for students
  • Performing data collection, entry and clean-up as needed for grant reporting
  • Accompanying Education Services staff on in-person, outdoor student meetups
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned by Director of Education Services

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency with Zoom and Google apps (Drive, Sheets, Docs, Calendar, etc.)
  • Excellent empathy, verbal and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual (Spanish preferred - must have some Spanish conversation skills - high beginner proficiency or higher) or multilingual
  • Experience traveling/studying/living/working outside of the US
  • Experience with immigrant/refugee populations
  • Experience as a Teaching Assistant
  • Experience with data entry (particularly Salesforce), WhatsApp, and/or Google Classroom

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Please email your resume and cover letter to volunteering@riancenter.org.
  2. You also need to complete our online application form, which can be found here: https://www.riancenter.org/internship-application/

The Rian Immigrant Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds and language skills to apply. Co-ops are NOT required to be native English language speakers.


ABOUT THE RIAN IMMIGRANT CENTER

(Formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center)

We empower over 3,500 immigrants and refugees annually from more than 120 countries by providing the legal, wellness and educational support they need to build successful lives. Building on our Irish roots of welcoming others and social justice, we help newcomers find community, and we stand up for immigration policies that are humane and just. America is a nation of immigrants, and despite the current political climate, we are proud to continue the tradition of welcoming immigrants to this country and working together to create a better future for all.

Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections. Rooted in the Irish tradition of hospitality, we work to create a safe and welcoming place for people from around the world who come to our Center and are actively committed to promoting anti-racism in our workplace and our classrooms.

For more information on the Rian Immigrant Center, please visit www.riancenter.org

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About Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center)

Location:

1 STATE ST, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02109, US

Mission Statement

The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.

Description

The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.

The Rian Immigrant Center works independently, and in partnership with other organizations to maximize our services for our clients, advocate for the rights of immigrants and change legislation (Comprehensive Immigration Reform) to enable immigrants to become permanent residents and US citizens. We run a number of cross-community, cross-border programs through our partners in Northern Ireland for young unemployed adults. Rian is recognized for its work in promoting civic engagement and bridging cultural and other divides. Checkout out our website: www.riancenter.org, Facebook Page and on Twitter: rian_center

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Mon Jan 03, 2022 - Sun Apr 03, 2022
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Administrative Support
  • Adult Education
  • Bilingual
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 32 per week, Monday-Thursday. There are no ESOL classes on Fridays. Rian Immigrant Center is closed on the weekends. (If you are not able to do full time, we are happy to consider part-time, 15+ hrs/wk, role requirements will be adjusted accordingly

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