World Relief is hiring an

Economic Empowerment Education Intern - 2023289

Sacramento, United States
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that is fighting for change that lasts, right here in the U.S. and across the globe. We bring sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. The organization is approximately 75 years old and has worked in over 100 countries around the world since its founding.
In the United States, we come alongside local churches, community organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers to support newly arriving refugee and other immigrant families. Today, we are proud to partner with over 6,000 local churches, and 95,000 volunteers globally to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten?  Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?

If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.

World Relief is seeking an Economic Empowerment Education Intern to support the Economic Empowerment Department Education and provide employment job readiness training (JRT) and Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) to participants of programs led by this department to help clients achieve rapid financial self-sufficiency through employment. This position will support direct-service staff, interface with clients, and complete associated documentation. This position also has the option to create and complete a project that benefits the program and partners, as approved by the supervisor.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work directly with the Economic Empowerment Education staff and support the functioning of job readiness, financial literacy, digital literacy, and VESL classes.
  • Work directly with the Economic Empowerment VESL Instructor to co-teach beginning Vocational ESL to 3-10 students.
  • Provide educational support, including but not limited to:
  • Educational resource creation, including developing course guides.
    Provide resources and distribute handouts to the clients.
    Scheduling classes, interpreters, and volunteers
    Zoom support
    Resume creation/interview prep
    Opportunity to teach classes based on readiness and experience
    Assist in the recording and development of training videos
  • Assist with VESL support through individual or group classes
  • Update and maintain WRS systems (Dynamics, Teams, case notes, case files)
  • Participate in staff meetings and other staff development opportunities
  • Driving clients to classes might be requested
  • Interpretation/translation as needed if fluent in Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Spanish
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate WRS values consistently: Competence, Integrity, Excellence; Initiative, Learning, Growth; Respect, Teamwork, Connection; Compassion, Courage, Wholeheartedness
  • Ability to use proper grammar to develop written educational resources in English.
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively with people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Ability to speak clearly and comfortably on the phone with partners and participants, which include people with limited English abilities and the use of interpreters
  • Ability to utilize communication over internet tools such as Zoom, Google Docs, and other programs
  • Ability to explain basic English grammar (instruction will be provided).


  • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
  •  Pass a background check, Submit references
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Teams (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, cloud storage, etc.)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Adult education/training experience and experience with online learning platforms preferred
  • Experience in communications preferred
  • Fluency in Dari, Pashto, Russian, or Ukrainian, preferred

Temporary Employees and Paid Interns have access to the following World Relief benefits:

-Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):
-Pet Insurance through Nationwide
-Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual
-Working Advantage Discount Program

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
·         The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
·         Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
·         The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
·         General office setting. World Relief also offers hybrid and remote schedules for limited positions.
·         Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in virtual meetings may be required.
·         Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
·         Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
·         Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
·         All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Legal Background in the United States
World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. World Relief strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against employees on the basis of person’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, which does not conflict with the protections afforded World Relief as a faith-based employer.  
In addition, physical or mental limitations will not be a factor in the application of World Relief's employment policies or employee practices, except for those situations in which occupational requirement make consideration of such factors necessary.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.

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