Career Programs Intern
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: Career Programs intern will assist the Career Development Coordinators in providing career development services to refugee clients who are interested in earning industry recognized certifications in fields such as Allied Healthcare, I.T., Manufacturing, and Solar Panel Installation. In addition, Career Program interns will help Career Program staff in delivering on-site literacy and workforce preparation activities and classes at the IRC, so that students are improving their literacy and work readiness skills.
- Help Career Program staff with outreach and enrollment process of the clients - Support Career Program staff with in-class instruction - Assist Career Development staff with a variety of projects and admin needs i.e. data entry, filing, and database quality assurance - Work individually with clients one-on-one with resume review, job searching, networking opportunities, and interview prep - Provide one-on-one technical assistance sessions to participants with limited English proficiency - Develop guides and resources in multiple professional fields as needed; prepare curriculums as needed - Assist training staff with other tasks as assigned
- Student will increase their knowledge of refugee population in San Diego and challenges they face specifically in workforce. - Interns will learn how to render direct service to clients regarding employment - Interns will gain experience in program outreach and community engagement - Interns will receive training and familiarity in data entry and data analysis
This is a Spring 2024 internship with anticipated start time being January 8th, 2024.
Qualifications - Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program focused on Education, International Relations/Development, Social Work, or related field - Excellent organization skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, empathetic, and ability to effectively collaborate - Ability to use basic functions of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs - English fluency required - Volunteer experience with a non-profit preferred - A strong interest in working with a diverse, low-income population - Proactive, motivated and flexible; able to remain calm and adapt within a fast-paced work environment - Ability to take direction (written and oral) and to complete tasks independently and in timely manner - Language skills a plus (Farsi/Dari, Kiswahili, Arabic, Burmese or Russian strongly preferred) - This position reports to Senior Career Development Coordinator