The International Institute of New England is currently offering internships through its Workforce Development Department to students with demonstrated interest in serving refugee, asylee and immigrant populations. One of the primary goals of our clients is to gain employment. In order to do this, clients need guidance in a variety of ways. The International Institute has a staff of professional Employment and Training Specialists, along with ESOL teachers, to assist in and support the job search efforts.
- May-August 2017
- A minimum commitment of 20 hours per week is required.
- Days are flexible depending on student schedule and internship manager needs.
Key responsibilities may include:
- Work one-on-one with students to provide support with job applications, resumes, and interview practice.
- Conduct weekly information sessions to recruit potential clients into our training and ESOL programs.
- Teaching Assistant in our English for Employment Program, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education funded Program, Hospitality Training Program and Service Industry Training Program.
- Conduct full intake, assessment, and document verification of potential clients.
- Work with potential employers and clients of the Workforce Development Department to match available positions with clients.
- Research industry trends and job openings.
- Participate in WFD activities such as company tours, mock interview days, career fairs, educational workshops, staff meetings, etc.
- Staff the workforce development resource clinic and complete any required follow-up work at the conclusion of appointments.
- Assist with ESOL program activities including one on one tutoring, conducting field trips, and career and education advising.
- Maintain accurate case notes on each client and input data into database.
- Must possess knowledge of professional etiquette and behavior.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and to switch gears quickly.
- Highly organized with great attention to detail.
- Ability to work respectfully in a multicultural environment.
- Patience speaking with non-native English speakers/non-English speakers.
- High levels of professionalism, discretion, and maturity in dealing with confidential information.
- Enjoy working with people from diverse cultures (one-on-one and group setting).
- Bi‐lingual and bi‐cultural experience a plus.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your application which internship you are applying for and at which location.