Lake Forest, IL | Part-time
AS OUR U.S. COMMUNITY INTERN, you will DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS AND EXPERIENCES WITH REFUGEES IN THE U.S., ORGANIZE COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS, MENTOR NEWCOMERS TO THE U.S. AND INTRODUCE THEM TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES. You will directly impact tens of newly resettled refugee families.
Competency in Arabic language (at minimum speaking proficiency)
Excellent organizational, problem solving and attention to detail abilities
1-2 years experience working with U.S. refugee community resettlement efforts
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Good team member
Sensitivity to confidential matters
Familiarity with Google Drive and various software
Driver’s license and access to a car is preferred
Work with the Community Program Coordinator to maintain relationships with resettled refugee/asylee families in the U.S. across 8 states
Assist with family check-ins via email and phone periodically
Conducting home visits with our refugee families in the Chicagoland suburbs
Support on case intake, including interviews and documentation
Facilitate basic mentorship through service provision follow up (in areas such as: vocational training/job search, online and paper job applications, youth program coordination, english support, etc)
Identify, reach out and/or follow-up with skills-building/network event opportunities for Syrian refugees
Lake Forest, IL and Chicagoland Suburbs
Part-time, 10 - 15 hours/week. Paid Internship.
Interested candidates should fill out the application form (see right) and email a resume and CV.
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