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International Rescue Committee Unpaid Youth Education Intern (NY) in New York, New York

Requisition ID: req47559

Job Title: Unpaid Youth Education Intern (NY)

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: New York, NY RAI USA

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Position: Unpaid Youth Education Intern

Reports to: Youth Education Supervisor

Position Term:  ASAP – June 28, 2024

Hours: Minimum 15 hours per week; preference to candidates seeking more hours


Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City.  The Education and Learning Program provides year-round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.

Scope of Work:

The Youth Education Intern will be able to experience the breadth of IRC’s Youth Education Department in supporting education programs for newly arrived youth including Tutoring, Leaders in Training, Community Events, the Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA), and our newest virtual program – Youth ESOL. Specifically, the Youth Education Intern will be working with the Youth Education Supervisor in overseeing those programs, including but not limited to data processing, creating M&E reports, and program strategy. The intern will also be providing curriculum and logistical support to the Youth ESOL instructor.

This is a part-time hybrid position, requiring flexibility to come into our offices in midtown Manhattan during weekdays and some Saturdays as required.

Please also note that this position is unpaid.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operationalize and monitor facilitation of virtual Youth ESOL program. Tasks can include:

  • assisting with recruitment, intake, and enrollment paperwork for students

  • taking attendance

  • conducting assessments

  • input data in IRC systems

  • communicating with students and parents

  • researching ESOL resources

  • supporting in lesson planning and curriculum development

  • other related duties as assigned.

  • Support the Youth Education Supervisor. Tasks can include:

  • working with Youth Education specialists across programs

  • compiling data to create M&E reports for programs across the department

  • planning curricula and schedule for NYSA

  • researching new opportunities for program expansion

  • other related duties as assigned.

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will learn how to plan for and manage large-scale interdependent educational program for youth.

  • Intern will learn how to manage monitoring and evaluation for complex educational programs for youth.

  • Intern will learn about inter- and intra-departmental coordination processes across the IRC.



  • Clear IRC background check by deadline in order to work with minors and/or vulnerable populations

  • Current graduate student or recent graduate student in education or related field

  • Demonstrated experience working with refugee or immigrant students and families, excellent rapport with youth and adults of diverse backgrounds

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects with minimal supervision

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required

  • Fluency in a second language preferred (such as: Spanish, French, Pashto, Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Russian, Ukrainian, Fulani,

  • Wolof, Mandingo, Haitian Creole, Nepali, Tibetan, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Bengal)

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Word

  • Strong desire to learn

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.