If topics like refugee communities and cultures, global leadership, intercultural communication, community building, and “glocal” citizenship compel you, then you might be right for an internship with one of these dynamic Clarkston-based organizations and programs this summer! Each organization is seeking two part-time interns.
The deadline to apply for these opportunities is April 15, 2022.
Host Organization: Clarkston Community Center
Founded in 1994, the Clarkston Community Center (CCC) is a multi-cultural nonprofit community center located in Clarkston, GA. Located in the most diverse square mile of the United State, CCC aims to bring U.S. and Foreign-born residents of the Metro-Atlanta area together through advocacy work, the arts, education, and recreation.
Position: Summer Camp Coordinator
The Clarkston Community Center is seeking a camp coordinator intern for our STEAM-Plus Summer Camp. During camp, youth are taught lessons and engage in activities that focus on Science, Technology, English, Art, and Math. Additional subjects and activities covered include (but are not limited to) Cultural Diversity & Inclusion, Community Building, Civic Engagement & Leadership, Health & Nutrition, Financial Literacy, Social, and Life Skills. To expand technology skills, the camp also features 3D printing and computer programming.
As a camp coordinator, you will play a vital role in providing a unique blend of instruction, leadership, and counseling to our campers. You will be granted the opportunity to share with campers the importance of respecting cultural and ethnic differences, the power of civic engagement and learning leadership skills, and share in their growth and positive development.
The camp coordinator will be under the leadership of the Youth Coordinator and the program will fall under the Department of Education & Programs. The camp coordinator will be expected to report for training in May and the camp will run from late May through late July.
Position: ESL Assistant & Community Outreach Coordinator
The Clarkston Community Center is in need of an ESL (English as a Second Language) Instructor’s Assistant and Community Outreach Coordinator. This position falls directly under the supervision of the Director of Education & Programs.
As an ESL Instructor’s Assistant, the expectation will be to assist the CCC’s Beginner ESL and/or Intermediate/Advanced ESL Instructors with their classes and/or one-on-one assistance to their students. These classes are taught weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm and might be taught in person or virtually depending on the pandemic status.
As a Community Outreach Coordinator, the expectation will be to assist the Director of Education & Programs in outreach opportunities specifically targeted at minority community leaders of the Clarkston/Dekalb County area and to increase the impact of services provided through the CCC.
Host Organization: Georgia Piedmont Technical College: English as a Second Language Program
Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s ESL Program is located in Clarkston, GA. They serve approximately 1,000 students per year from more than 50 countries, including a large refugee population. Georgia Piedmont Technical College provides English language classes from beginning to advanced, citizenship preparation, and workforce training courses. Students can choose to attend classes in the morning or evening, online or in person.
Position: ESL Intern
They are seeking two interns who can help tutor students with additional conversation or grammar practice, and who can assist teachers with grading writing assignments or facilitating group work in the classroom. Interns can also design a newsletter to distribute to students or create other projects to address student needs. They are seeking interns who are interested in a global environment and direct interaction with international populations. The ideal intern is one that understands the importance of creating and sustaining relationships between organizations and
community partners. A successful intern will be up for the challenge of supporting the ESL & EL Civics program in different capacities and will be available from mid-May through mid-August on a part-time basis (15-20 hours per week).
To apply for any of the above opportunities, click here.