Youth Development Intern
SCOPE OF WORK: IRC San Diego has operated Youth Programs in San Diego County since 1996, helping more than 300 refugee youth every year successfully stay in school, graduate, and transition to college or a career. The Youth Department’s focus is on newly arrived refugee and immigrant youth who may have experienced trauma and continue to navigate a great deal of stress through the process of acculturation and language acquisition. Throughout the year, IRC’s Youth Department facilitates a variety of programs to support students academically in school and with the development of social emotional assets. Youth Development Interns will support all programing at either Crawford or Hoover High Schol in the City Heights region. As a Youth Department Intern, you will have the privilege of making a profound impact on the lives of refugee and immigrant youth. By devoting your time, you will provide invaluable academic and social emotional support during the crucial afterschool hours.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Youth Development Interns will be assigned to one of two positions depending on interest, skillset, and availability. All interns will be responsible for supporting school-based programming for semester two of the 2023-2024 academic year. Interns will assist Youth Program Department staff with academic tutoring, in-class support, student outreach, program development, program implementation, administration, and field trip support as relevant. All Youth Program Department work is focused on the development of academic skills, using a Social Emotional Learning lens. Interns will learn how to facilitate academic and social emotional programming in a trauma informed, culturally responsive manner; and learn how to cultivate an equitable, welcoming environment. Interns are expected to work 1:1 or with small groups of students to guide learning and academic growth. Interns may be asked to support additional programming including Higher Education Financial Aid workshops and family engagement programs.
- Interns will assist in implementing weekly after-school tutoring to support academic growth in a variety of subjects. - Interns will learn how to coordinate engaging, skill-building leadership activities for high school students using trauma-informed and culturally/linguistically responsive practices. - Intern will gain insight on various refugee and immigrant issues, and support the systems that enable them to thrive. - Intern will be able to provide basic program management support including but not limited to outreach and recruitment, intake, data entry, lesson planning and group program facilitation. - Interns will be able to provide academic support tailored to the needs of English Language Learners.
This is a Spring 2024 internship with anticipated start time being January 8th, 2024.
Qualifications - Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or certificate program
- Must be living in San Diego, CA, and comfortable working in person - Must have reliable transportation - Must have availability Monday – Friday between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm at least twice per week for in person work. Schedule will vary by program site. - Experience working with youth, refugees and/or English Language Learners ages 11-18 a plus - Experience working in a diverse, multi-cultural setting a plus - Able to commit 10-20 hours per week through June 2023 - Bilingual or multilingual strongly preferred in Pashto, Farsi/Dari, Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Haitian Creole, or other common refugee language. -