Making a Connection (MAC) Program Intern

Requirements: 10-16 hours a week

Preferred Availability: Available for 3-4 hours a day, 4 days a week, between 9 am-2 pm

Making a Connection (MAC) is an educational readiness program designed specifically to address the unique needs of mature refugee ELL students (ages 17-24) in Buffalo, New York. MAC offers an alternative option to achieving one's educational, vocational and employment goals through classroom instruction, ESL classes, employment training, internship placements and community service opportunities. Individualized services are provided according to the student's interests, skills, learning styles, English language abilities and personal goals. Certified teachers and translators, in a positive and encouraging environment, deliver instruction and transitional support services. Students are provided with opportunities to build their skills and set their own goals while receiving practical employment experience and preparation for continued education (GED, Vocational Education, College Prep) Prior to program completion students and staff design individualized Transition Plans, outlining goals and steps needed to become a productive and active member of their community.

We are looking for four interns - one for each of our four MAC classes. A background or strong academic interest in education is desirable, but not necessary. A strong interest in refugee issues and in non-profit work is also highly desirable.

Duties might include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Providing one-on-one coaching in conversation and academic skills with students
  • Assisting students in the classroom in reading, writing, and math skills
  • Participating in fun events in the school and/or community
  • Helping with arts/sports related activities
  • Socializing with students during breaks/lunch/free time to help with conversation and life skills
  • Providing teachers with general assistance throughout the school day
  • May assist with light teaching, if comfortable/appropriate (especially if the intern has an educational background)

Location: Classes are held at Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc., 2495 Main Street, Suite 530, in the Tri-Main Building, conveniently located several blocks south of the Amherst Street subway station. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter ASAP to Myo Thant at mthant@jersbuffalo.org. No phone calls, please.

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