World Relief Durham

Youth Services Intern



Hours: Minimum of 15 hours per week (full 8-hour days not required)


Internship timeframe: Intern will serve for two semesters to line up with one full academic year with Durham Public Schools, but one semester will suffice if intern commits to at least 25 hours per week


Reports to: Youth Services Coordinator, Mentorship Services Coordinator


Internship Description and General Internship Responsibilities


Youth Services Interns will be integral in creating and facilitating positive integration experiences for refugee and immigrant youth through the Refugee & Immigrant Youth Services (RIYS) program. Interns will facilitate and organize tutoring sessions for youth enrolled in specific Durham Public School (DPS) sites by partnering with volunteers and bilingual assistants to deliver linguistically and culturally supportive academic content for K-12 learners. Youth Services Interns will be part of efforts to conduct social-emotional and mental health assessments, give presentations on various relevant topics for social success such as bullying prevention and goal setting, and advocate for learners within DPS.


Interns will also have the opportunity to support new programming for WRD’s brand new Youth Mentoring Services, launching July 1st, 2019. This program will involve coordinating youth groups of 15-24-year-old refugee youth while providing intensive case management services to a subset of these youth.


Ideal interns for these programs are passionate, dynamic, and good at improvising. Prior experience working with youth is preferred, especially in cross-cultural contexts.