Next Generation Summer Intern

 

Purpose

The purpose of the World Relief Internship is to prepare interns for cross-cultural service by immersing them in the field of refugee resettlement and services.

 

Possible Responsibilities

The Next Generation Summer Intern supports World Relief’s Next Generation department in providing essential support and resources to children and families to promote wellbeing, academic success and community connection. Possible responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Refugee Youth Summer Academy, potentially assisting with:

o Helping caregivers register their students for camp
o Transporting youth to and from camp activities
o Sorting and delivering important learning supplies to students’ homes
o Helping instructors and Resiliency Department interns facilitate in-person learning
activities at local spaces
o Supporting virtual learning group calls as needed
o Connecting with individual students to support their experience
o Completing data entry and information systems tasks

  • Assisting with case management for Next Gen families, such as securing basic resources, navigating school, and increasing computer literacy. Communicate well with Next Gen staff about the status of family needs.

  • Helping families navigate program participation requirements, such as completing consent forms

  • Checking in with Next Generation families in regards to opportunities, needs, demographic information, program satisfaction surveys, etc.

  • Delivering gifts in celebration of students’ birthdays each month

  • Attending planning or training meetings with Next Gen staff

  • Depending on intern skillset and availability, completing projects involving design, research, or planning, to support Next Gen initiatives

  • Other related tasks may be assigned, depending on organizational needs and each intern’s interests

 

Requirements

  • Flexibility, initiative, and organizational ability.

  • Ability and desire to work with people from various cultural, religious and social backgrounds.

  • Experience working with youth highly preferred.

  • Current driver’s license required.

  • Desire to serve refugees and the mission of World Relief (“Empowering the local Church to serve the most vulnerable.”)

 

Other Aspects of Internship

  • 6-8 weekly evening meetings (usually Monday nights 6pm-8:30pm) with World Relief staff for training

  • Readings and videos on forced migration, diversity, equity & inclusion and cross-cultural work

  • Reflective journal entries

 

Timeframe:

The Next Generation internship starts in June. The internship lasts for a minimum of 3 months and interns are expected to work a minimum of 200 direct service hours to complete the internship. At least two full days of availability each week is required, but more is preferred, due to the full-time nature of our summer program. Preferred days include Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

 

For more information, or to request an application contact: Laurel Tallent