About Internships at LFS:
An internship at LFS offers the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of refugee resettlement in the Denver area. Interns will work with individuals from diverse cultures who are forging new beginnings in the United States. Challenging educational and professional work experience will be gained through professional training and real work assignments that will provide valuable insight to the worlds of refugee resettlement and non-profit organizations. At times, interns will work closely with staff members, and other times independently, managing a workload comparable to LFS staff with the goal of helping advance the mission of LFS. Internships are integrated into the operations at LFS to help build the capacity of the organization while utilizing the diverse skill and talent of the interns. We greatly value the time commitment of each intern.
Description of the Service Corps Member Position:
Working with Youth Programs is a wonderful opportunity to connect with school-aged refugee youth and their families while helping them integrate and transition into the U.S. school system. As students adjust to life in America, they face many challenges. Some may not have had the opportunity to receive formal education in their home countries, and some may be struggling to feel a part of their new environments. As such, students often fall behind in classes without supplemental support. Tutoring and cultural adjustment programming are two of the most important aspects of LFS’ Youth Programs as students and teachers rely on small group support to build students’ confidence, English language ability and understanding of class content. LFS works primarily with the following schools: Crawford Elementary, Paris Elementary, Aurora West College Preparatory Academy, and Aurora Central High School, which are all accessible by the 15 and 15L RTD bus lines from the LFS office.
The Youth Programs Intern also has the unique opportunity to serve as a liaison between refugee families and schools by helping newcomer families facilitate and navigate the school enrollment process. Working with families from varied backgrounds, this position is instrumental in setting the foundation for a child’s success in the U.S. school system.
Corps members serve up to 35 hours in partner agencies. Up to 8 hours a week is spent in personal and professional development as a team.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Training
We do not defer student loans but many of our participates have applied and been approved for student loan forbearance.
Subject to criminal background check