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IRC in NY Transitioning to Remote Services During COVID-19

IRC in NY will serve clients remotely to protect clients and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Further information can be found below.


Monitoring & Evaluation Intern, Refugee Youth Summer Academy

Each Refugee Youth Summer Academy Monitoring and Evaluation Intern will implement key aspects of the RYSA M&E plan monitoring and evaluation tools, including data collection, analysis, and presentation. One M&E Intern will focus on RYSA’s School Readiness assessments, demographics, and attendance data. The other M&E Intern will focus and student feedback mechanisms, academic assessments and the parent survey. The interns will write up and present data at the program’s mid-point and post-program.


Management Intern, Refugee Youth Summer Academy

The Management Intern will assist the Education & Learning Manager to oversee operation of the Refugee Youth Summer Academy and support the Academy’s daily needs. Based at the IRC-NY main office but working as needed on-site at the Summer Academy, the Management Intern will support communication and coordination between the Summer Academy site staff and the main office. The Management Intern will focus primarily on external relations, donor reporting, and personnel support, but overall provide logistical and organizational support to the Education & Learning Manager, assist with key management responsibilities, and help to ensure that special projects and events are a success.


Assistant to the Dean of Instruction, RYSA

The Assistant to the Dean of Instruction will work closely with the Dean of Instruction to ensure high-quality daily instruction, academic assessment, and staff appreciation throughout the Refugee Youth Summer Academy. The Assistant to the Dean of Instruction will provide logistical support to teaching staff, coordinate instructional coaching, coordinate classroom assessment materials, collect, enter and analyze assessment data, and ensure the overall day to day classroom needs of the Academy are met. This is an unpaid internship.


ASL Interpreter Volunteer

Under the direction of our Immigration Coordinator, the ASL volunteer will serve as an interpreter for our Immigration Department.


Adult ESL Volunteer Teacher Beg-Int

Volunteers will teach one or two levels (beginner and intermediate) modular “a la carte” English class to help newly arrived refugees and immigrants transition into the everyday aspects of life in the US. Using engaging and student-centered lessons, the teacher will provide content-based instruction. Finally, volunteers will collaborate with members of the Family Education team to ensure clients’ immediate educational needs are met.


Assistant to the Dean of Student Support, RYSA

The Assistant to the Dean of Student Support will work closely with the Dean of Student Support to ensure the smooth daily operation of Refugee Youth Summer Academy student support services. The intern will assist the Dean in ensuring that all student support services are implemented in accordance with the guidelines of RYSA’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). This includes collecting and compiling data on student use of Tier II supports (restorative conversations, peace corner) and Tier III supports (meeting with Dean, counseling with Student Support team). This is an unpaid internship.


Peer Mentor, Refugee Youth Summer Academy

Peer Mentors support the students' academic and social-emotional growth during the Academy. Peer Mentors will be placed with one class of students for the duration of the Academy, supporting Lead Teachers and Co-Teachers to ensure productive & enriching lessons and to serve as positive role models for refugee youth. From Monday to Thursday, Peer Mentors work either the morning shift (8:00 am to noon) or the afternoon shift (noon to 4:00 pm). On Fridays, all Peer Mentors work the full day (8:00 am to 4:00 pm) to support students on field trips.


School Social Work Intern, Refugee Youth Summer Academy

The School Social Work Intern will work with students exhibiting challenges or barriers to success at RYSA according to the program’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. In addition, the School Social Work Intern will meet individually with students who exhibit behavioral or emotional concern in the classroom. The intern will also contribute to the development of individualized student behavior plans for students exhibiting the highest level of need.


Physical Education Teacher, Refugee Youth Summer Academy

The Physical Education Teacher will design and implement a six-week curriculum that builds students’ knowledge, skills, and interest in physical education. Additionally, the Physical Education Teacher will contribute to the Program’s goals of fostering students’ social-emotional development and building a strong sense of community among the students and staff. This is an unpaid volunteer or internship opportunity.