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Education Access Intern

By August 16, 2023No Comments

New American Integration Department Education Access Internship

Internship Title::  Education Access Intern

Description:  Interns work alongside case managers to assist newly arrived refugee clients in gaining access to education through Buffalo Public Schools and the Adult Learning Center, and help clients navigate the education system for their families. The position consists of a mix of field and administrative work.

Hours:  At least 8 hours per week / either one 8-hour day or two 4-hour days

Duration:  A minimum of one full semester

Supervisor(s):  Refugee Program Manager

Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to provide a “trauma-informed” approach and sensitivity to working with refugees and other vulnerable populations
  • Knowledge of diverse cultures and/or willingness to learn cultural customs
  • Access to a car/reliable transportation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
  • Adherence to confidentiality policies

General Responsibilities:  

  • Work with case managers to manage client files
  • Educate clients on using public transportation
  • Assist with paperwork and appointment scheduling
  • Accompany clients to appointments, including but not limited to school and ESL class enrollments
  • Present information about education system during client Community Orientation sessions
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Application Requirements: