International Rescue Committee English Literacy/Civics Education Intern

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Basic Information

Address: 2305 Parklake Drive Northeast #100, Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone Number: 678 636 8928
Director: Duncan de la Feld

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Additional Information

Clearances Required: No
Background Check: Yes
Ages for Volunteer: 18 +
Minimum Hours Required: 15 hours
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 1,500 refugees and asylees.

Program History:

• Assist instructor and program director in daily classroom activities including one-on-one tutoring, leading small groups, and teaching specific components of the curriculum.
• Assist program director in developing and implementing multi-level comprehension and literacy activities.
• Assist program director with new student registration and orientation.
• Support and assist with general program improvements, specifically in the gap between education best practices and the day-to-day classroom operations.
• Assist with record-keeping, data entry, and file maintenance to support program administration.

• Demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-level, multi-language, and culturally diverse ESL classroom environment.
• Create curriculum, activities, and projects that are appropriate for a multi-level ESL classroom.
• Demonstrate an understanding of various models of ESL instruction.
• Support refugee clients to develop English literacy and comprehension skills.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• Strong interest in working with international clients in a cross-cultural environment.
• International experience and previous teaching experience a plus.
• Ability to take initiative and be able to work independently, be flexible and creative.
• Enthusiasm for helping people learn.
• EL/Civics classes are held Monday through Thursday, between 12:00 and 2:00 pm at the IRC office, and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 6:00 and 8:30 pm at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Curch, with lesson planning and administrative work before and afterwards. Interns must be able to commit to at least 15 hours per week.