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Literacy Citizenship Program Intern (Afternoon or Evening) – Education Department

Semester:Fall 2019

Time commitment:

Afternoon Intern: 3 days/week (Monday-Wednesday). Minimum of 10.5 hours/week between the hours of 12:30-4:00 p.m. (may add hours from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. as desired). Minimum of 10 weeks duration (minimum of 105 hours total).

Evening Intern: 3 days/week (Monday-Wednesday). Minimum of 10 hours/week between the hours of 5:00-8:30 p.m. Minimum of 10 weeks duration (minimum of 100 hours total).

The Literacy Citizenship Program Intern will work in the Education assisting Citizenship Project Specialist in meeting educational needs of clients who require intensive literacy instruction, and provide administrative support for Special and Core Programs. Duties may include:

  • Tutor non-literate refugees and immigrants in the Literacy Citizenship program
  • Assist in monitoring clients and tutors during Literacy Citizenship program
  • Assist in daily assessment and preparation of client work
  • Substitute teach in the Literacy Citizenship program as needed
  • Assist with record keeping for Special and Core programs as requested
  • Assist in creation of Special Programs materials as requested


  • Native speaker proficiency in English
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well with others as well as independently
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Cultural sensitivity and flexibility essential
  • Strong preference for at least one year of college toward a degree in Education, English, International Studies, Linguistics, Foreign Language or like field of study

Training Requirements:

  • Two new volunteer orientations (agency and departmental)
  • Periodic volunteer training workshops
  • On-the-job training

Benefits to Intern:

  • Authentic work experience in office and classroom environments in a nationally recognized not-for-profit
  • Interaction with diverse populations
  • Make a significant contribution to the day-to-day operations and strategic goals of the department
Teen Programs Intern

Spring 2022 (January-May): Job Summary:

The International institute of St. Louis has an immediate opening for a Teen Program Intern to work in conjunction with the Teen Program Coordinator from January to May 2022 to successfully manage its Youth Mentoring and After School Programs that serve immigrant and refugee youth. The person in this unpaid internship position will work on the campus of the International Institute of St. Louis and remote depending on pandemic-related restrictions.

Intern will assist with the following tasks related to each of our Teen Programs:

Refugee Youth Mentoring Program:

  • Preparing mentor training materials
  • Conducting mentor trainings
  • Planning group events
  • Chaperoning group events
  • Recruiting and contacting mentees
  • Entering information into IISTL client database as neededAfter School Program for Immigrant HS students:
  • Creating and organizing After School program materials
  • Conducting volunteer tutor trainings
  • Recruiting and contacting students
  • Collecting and distributing meals at the After School Program
  • Tutoring at the After School ProgramSkills and Qualifications:
  • Experience working with teenagers and/or foreign-born persons preferred
  • Must possess strong writing and communication skills with attention to details
  • Ability to speak English well
  • Skills with platforms to support distance learning (e.g. MS Office and Zoom)
  • Cultural sensitivity and flexibilityBenefits:Beyond the items listed below, the International Institute’s diverse programs and services for immigrants, their families, and the community are locally and nationally acclaimed. The Institute strives to be recognized by not only offering excellent services but also by creating a welcoming and inclusive community.
  • Hours to include at least 3:00 – 6:00 pm M - TH and occasional weekends or evenings for group events; flexibility with remaining weekly schedule to meet class or service hour requirements
  • Off MLK Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, & spring break
  • Exposure to the inner workings of a highly acclaimed nonprofit agency
  • Depending on university, experience could be used to receive academic creditIf interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Teen Programs Coordinator, Katherine Schoeberle, at by Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8:30 AM CT.

Contact Katherine with any questions at or 314-773-9090 ext. 140.

Community Engagement Intern  

Community Engagement Intern

Start Date: Sept 2022

End Date: Dec 2022


This position will work with a highly driven team to mobilize community support towards achieving the International Institute’s mission.  The intern will manage a number of community engagement programming projects including providing tours, outreach, and speaking engagements including but not limited to:

  • Manage teams of volunteers
  • Communicate with supporters via phone, email, and in-person
  • Conduct outreach at various community events
  • Assist with community events
  • Give presentations about the International Institute to community groups

Skills needed:

  • Excellent communication skills, especially via email and phone.
  • Enjoy working with people
    Ability to use Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Mathematical skills to manage inventory
  • Organization skills
  • Cross cultural communication skills and foreign language skills exceedingly helpful

Majors: business, nonprofit management, communication, foreign languages, etc.


  • Hybrid opportunity
  • There is the opportunity to be trained in giving introductory presentations to community groups; presentation times/days would vary and may include evening and/or weekend hours. Weekday hours would be adjusted.
  • This position will work approximately 10-15 hours/week and can be adjusted for academic credit

When submitting your application:  

  • This position is unpaid; however, it will provide a phenomenal training opportunity for a student interested in learning about nonprofit management. Applicants are encouraged to come to interviews prepared with items they want to learn more about.
  • Please apply for this internship by emailing a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) answers to the following questions to this email address. Put “Community Engagement Intern” in the subject line. Email to:
  • If you were in charge of organizing a large donation drive, how would you stay organized?
  • Look on our website to find our new mission statement. What about our mission inspires you?