Cultural Orientation Internship

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ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities Atlanta

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BENEFITS: Gain experience working in direct client services and in refugee services. Serve on a team of talented, passionate individuals. Work with a diverse population and learn about the plight of refugees. Learn more about CCA’s dynamic services.


  • Lead cultural orientations for recently arrived refugees (training will be provided by CCA, as well as translators for the orientations)
  • Assist CCA staff in the planning and coordinating of cultural orientations. Including finding locations to host, coordinating culturally-appropriate meals from restaurants in and around Clarkston, organizing and preparing necessary materials
  • Welcome clients to the orientation and be available to answer any questions


  • Interest in working with diverse populations
  • Excellent spoken English language skills
  • Ability to present content in an unbiased manner (related to U.S. laws, societal norms, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Must be flexible
  • Must embrace diversity and respect cultural differences
  • Willingness to give presentations to small groups
  • At least 21 years of age


  • Public speaking & presentation experience
  • Bilingual (Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Swahili, and/or Spanish preferred)
  • Experience working in an intercultural setting and/or experience living abroad
  • Experience using PowerPoint

PROGRAM & SUPERVISOR: Refugee Resettlement Services, Logistics & Support Specialist

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: CCA Volunteer Application Packet, VIRTUS, Sterling background check, Driver’s materials, Refugee 101, Trauma-Informed Care training, Shadow an orientation led by CCA staff

LOCATION CCA Northlake office: 2305 Parklake Drive Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30345, and any orientation locations in and around Clarkston

TIME COMMITMENT: 16 - 24 hours a week. - ideally 2-3 days/week

This position involves direct contact or work with children; a three hour VIRTUS training program is required and will be provided.

COMMENTS: This position is unpaid.

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About Catholic Charities Atlanta


2401 Lake Park Drive, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080, US

Mission Statement

To provide help and create hope for those in need through professional services that help eliminate barriers to self sufficiency, stabilize families, and transform lives.


Catholic Charities Atlanta is an advocate and friend for individuals and families facing adversity. We provide a holistic combination of accredited social services life skills education, counseling, family stabilization, and immigration legal services that remove barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness.

Our services are tailored for the unique circumstances of the people we serve, and our impact is real and measurable. We are faith-based and serve our neighbors professionally, compassionately, in multiple languages and regardless of background.


Crisis Support
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Crisis Support, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


2305 Parklake Drive NEBuilding 9, Suite 150Atlanta, GA 30345



  • Arabic
  • Bilingual
  • Burmese
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per month (2 orientations/month)

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