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Int'l Rescue Committee-Cultural Orientation Intern

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Company Name: 
International Rescue Committee
Application Due Date: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
Qualify for WIRCCS Scholarship: 

International Rescue Committee (IRC), based in Phoenix, 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 22 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency. This is a UNPAID internship but eligible for Federal work-study.  The company has asked that the intern work 10-25 hours per week for a minimum 3 month commitment.

All newly arrived refugees to IRC Phoenix attend a series of Cultural Orientation (CO) classes. The Cultural Orientation intern will be responsible for teaching CO classes as supervised by the Case Work Supervisor. CO classes are targeted to adult refugees and class size or composition will vary. Additionally, the Cultural Orientation intern will assess client learning and may provide additional training including public transit trainings in cooperation with public transit volunteers or interns.

This opportunity is only available to Estrella Mountain Community College students. Applicants are REQUIRED to submit and online application, a resume, and a cover letter. Free resume/cover letter/mock interview assistance is available by appointment only at the EMCC Career & Transfer Center. To schedule your appointment please visit or call 623-935-8740 or email ctc.frontdesk@estrellamountain.edu.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Train newly arrived refugees on basic life and adjustment skills during twice weekly Cultural Orientation classes;
  • Assess client learning using established evaluation tools and CO objectives;
  • Provide logistical support for all CO classes, including coordinating training schedules for clients and maintaining CO materials;
  • Provide public transit trainings to newly arrived refugees if needed while working with public transit interns or volunteers;
  • Report weekly to the Case Work Supervisor concerning clients and classes;
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Experience teaching or training adults, at least 1 year of training experience preferred.
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills and experience working with diverse populations.
  • Availability on Monday and Wednesday afternoons required.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation or own vehicle.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.