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Internship

Refugee Cultural Orientation Intern, Summer 2024

🚀 Summer Internship

Louisville

AI generated summary

  • You must handle sensitive information, work with diverse backgrounds, communicate effectively, be tech-savvy, follow IRC policies, and be fluent in English. Additional languages are a plus.
  • You will assist in coordinating and facilitating Cultural Orientation for refugee clients, scheduling interpreters, administering assessments, and supporting curriculum development.

Summer Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyLouisville

Description

  • The Cultural Orientation (CO) program is part of the IRC’s holistic and integrated approach to resettlement. Cultural orientation provides training to newly arrived refugees to foster a better understanding of their new environment and the services available to them in the Louisville area. The Summer 2024 Cultural Orientation Intern works in close coordination with the Resettlement Manager to design, develop, and deliver structured training sessions on topics such as financial management, U.S. laws, housing, transportation, safety, healthcare, and cultural adjustment in order to aid refugees on their journey towards self-sufficiency. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will develop an understanding of the local resources available to refugee and immigrant clients in the Louisville area. 
  • Intern will deepen their understanding of the unique barriers, challenges, and assets of the refugee and immigrant communities.
  • Intern will gain experience in teaching, program coordination, and curriculum design.

Requirements

  • Ability to handle sensitive client information confidentially.
  • Strong intercultural communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and across language barriers.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office products and willingness to learn to use new software for data entry.
  • Adherence to IRC volunteer/intern and workplace policies.
  • Fluency/proficiency in English, both spoken and written, are required; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is desired, but not required.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy

Responsibilities

  • Provide equal treatment to all client groups in accordance with the agency's commitment to the dignity of all persons.
  • Coordinate with staff and clients to schedule Cultural Orientation.
  • Support in the facilitation of Cultural Orientation to clients.
  • Schedule interpreters for Cultural Orientation classes as needed.
  • Support in the administration of Cultural Orientation assessments.
  • Assist resettlement staff in development of revised curriculum for Cultural Orientation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application process

  • Ability to handle sensitive client information confidentially.
  • Strong intercultural communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and across language barriers.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office products and willingness to learn to use new software for data entry.
  • Adherence to IRC volunteer/intern and workplace policies.
  • Fluency/proficiency in English, both spoken and written, are required; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is desired, but not required.

Details

Work type

Part time

Work mode

office

Location

Louisville