IRC New York Regional Office – Family Education
Position: ESOL Assistant Intern- Beginner and Intermediate Levels
Reports to: Family Education Coordinator
Position term: Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm, October 2021-April 2022, opportunity to extend
Please note this is an unpaid position
Check with your school’s Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting the hiring offer to determine if this position satisfies the criteria for receiving academic credit.
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. Domestically, our 29 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
The IRC New York office’s Family Education program provides free classes and educational services to our adult refugee and immigrant clients. They have diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. Moreover, they are highly adaptable, usually multilingual, and eager to start rebuilding their lives in America. At the IRC, they may enroll in on-site English classes, attend cultural orientation sessions, participate in workshops, and register for external educational opportunities.
SCOPE OF WORK:
Intern will support the ESOL teacher in supporting students participating in the Introduction to English class. This class is in person at the IRC office. The English class serves Spanish speakers who are just starting to learn English. This class supports newly arrived refugees and immigrants transition into the everyday aspects of life in the US. Using engaging and student-centered lessons, the intern will help with translation, lead activities, support in conversation practice, grade homework. Finally, intern will collaborate with members of the Family Education team to ensure clients’ immediate educational needs are met.
· Assist lead teacher in ESOL classes for immigrants, newly-arrived refugee and asylee clients, using interactive, learner-centered activities
· Complete pre- and post- assessments with students
· Record daily attendance for the class
· Conduct outreach to students to ensure attendance
· Provide Spanish interpretation to students when requested
· Meet with lead teacher to receive instruction and guidance on role in class
· Experience teaching ESOL to adults, and a bachelor’s degree preferred
· Experience working with adult students from a variety of backgrounds, including those with limited formal education and/or literacy skills
· Excellent classroom management skills and confidence facilitating both large and small groups
· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
· Reliable, responsible, and dedicated to the position until the end of the semester
· Fluency in Spanish
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.