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REP Youth Mentoring Intern - Autumn 2024 (APPLY TODAY!)

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ORGANIZATION: International Rescue Committee Northern California (OAK/SAC/SJ/Turlock/Modesto)

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BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.

THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL ALIGN WITH THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR. We are actively recruiting now in order to complete background checks and commence training.

SCOPE OF WORK: The IRC’s REP Youth Mentoring program is an after-school program for high school aged refugees. The program takes place on high school campuses throughout the Sacramento region once a week for ~2 hours and run for 10 consecutive weeks although there is some flexibility. The program provides a safe and healing space for newly arrived youth to be around youth have gone through similar experiences. The curriculum is designed to teach refugee youth the life skills needed to build a strong foundation in the US, such as: US school schedule and grading system, extracurricular opportunities, US holidays and celebration of cultures, how to apply to college amongst other lessons. The program is run through a cohort model and the first 60 minutes is spent completing the lesson and interactive activities as a group. The final 30 minutes of the session interns will be assigned a small group of youth to work one-on-one with on lessons, goal setting, and overall mentoring.

STUDENT-CENTERED MENTORING

The intern would provide support to staff in leading curriculum and activities.

  • Meet with a small "Mentor Group" of 2-5 youth for 30 minutes each week to review curriculum.
  • Develop a goal map with each youth in the Mentor Group
  • Each week review goal maps with youth and connect curriculum to goal maps to create action steps
  • Support the creation of a safe and healing learning environment for youth to learn and grow in

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must pass background ($40 donation) and Live Scan fingerprinting check ($80 cost).
  • TB Test required. (cost covered by IRC)
  • Completion of high school or college in the US and/or currently enrolled in college
  • Experience designing and delivering student-centered instruction, including experiential assignments and exercises
  • Experience developing and maintaining detailed records related to student instruction
  • Willingness and ability to be present at school sites throughout the Sacramento region

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE OR INTERESTS:

Experience, academic need and/or personal interest in:

  • Instructing and mentoring of multi-national, -ethnic and -cultural groups of students between 14-18 years of age
  • Supporting new arrivals to better understand the US education system

TIMELINE:

  • August 12th-30th: Mentors complete TB test (if do not currently have a negative result from the last 5 years you can provide us) and Live Scans for each district- costs for both will be covered by IRC
  • Week of September 2nd: Youth REP Mentor Training
  • Week of September 9th: REP begins on school sites

WANT MORE INFORMATION? Join an information session to hear directly from staff about the program and ask questions: every Monday from 4-4:30 PM (starting April 15th, no session on Memorial Day)

Zoom Meeting ID: 966 9545 1096 Passcode: IRC2024

This position reports to the Youth Program Coordinator. This is an unpaid internship with hours to be completed between 1p-6p, M-F.

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About International Rescue Committee Northern California (OAK/SAC/SJ/Turlock/Modesto)

Location:

405 14th Street, Ste #1415, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of refugees are invited to resettle in community across the county by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many refugees have survived for years against incredible odds. They step off the plane int he U.S. with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In Northern California (offices in Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, and Turlock) and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps refugees rebuild their lives.

Description

The IRC Northern Calfiornia network, which includes offices in Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Turlock and Modesto, currently operates several highly effective programs designed to meet a wide variety of refugee and asylee newcomers' needs. We provide our clients with early resettlement support, English language classes, job placement assistance, one-on-one mentoring, community orientation, and immigration services. All programs are designed to help refugees become self-sufficient and productive members of their new communities.

Each local office has great volunteer and intern need to help make our program succesful. Consider volunteering your time to make THE difference in the life of a newly arrived refugee.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Mon Aug 12, 2024 - Sat Nov 09, 2024
01:00 PM - 06:00 PM

WHERE

Multiple locations Sacramento, CA 95825

(38.58908,-121.40847)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • TIMELINE: AUG 12-30th: Complete TB Test and Live Scans (costs covered by IRC). SEPT 2nd: Training. SEPT 9th- REP begins! 2-6 hours/week for volunteer positions.
  • Complete an online application at https://irc-global.my.salesforce-sites.com/volunteer. Please submit a cover letter (including desired position, availability and motivation for applying) and resume. All volunteer and internship are part-time, unpaid

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