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Cultural Orientation Intern

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Intern will support timely coordination and scheduling of classes in collaboration with colleagues, assist with program and date management, and teach as needed using IRC’s established curriculum. 


  • Coordinate scheduling orientation dates, times and logistics
  • Enroll and evaluate adult English language learners, maintain enrollment and attendance records
  • Teach once or twice per month on select days using IRC’s curriculum and materials
  • Assess students at the beginning and end of class, evaluating student progress and program effectiveness
  • Willing to go on home visits to deliver orientation at clients homes, and or pick clients to and from their homes
  • Attend regular meetings with the program coordinator

Learning Objectives:

The Cultural Orientation Intern will

  • Get hands-on experience working with refugee populations soon after they arrive in the US
  • Learn about the refugee resettlement process in NYC


  • Experience teaching English language learners (ELLs)
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or ESL Certification highly desirable
  • Knowledge of student-centered teaching strategies
  • Comfort working with refugees and immigrants from a variety of backgrounds, including those with limited formal education and/or literacy skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations, working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Responsible, dependable and dedicated

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