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Great opportunity to learn the inner workings of a nonprofit serving newcomers in the Bay Area. Refugee Transitions is looking for a summer intern to work in our San Francisco and Oakland office as well as community sites in Oakland. The internship will involve tutoring, program coordination, administrative work (data entry), and special projects assigned by individual staff members.


  • Learn how to set up adult English language classes;

  • Learn about the inner workings of a Bay Area nonprofit;

  • Learn how to assess the language proficiency/reading levels of non-native English speakers;

  • Learn about refugee, asylee, and immigrant communities in the U.S.;

  • Learn strategies for teaching English to speakers of other languages;

  • Learn about evaluation systems/surveys for tracking RT’s impact;

  • Get course credit (if applicable);

  • Add to your resume and get a recommendation letter.


  • 50% administrative work (i.e., data entry in Tops Pro & online surveys);

  • 35% tutoring, classroom support, and program coordination work;

  • 15% miscellaneous projects (also opportunity to pursue projects of interest).


  • Ability to connect to low-income newcomers;

  • Completion of 48+ college units;

  • Desire to learn about new databases;

  • Strong clerical abilities (Google docs, spreadsheets, PPT, data entry);

  • Cultural sensitivity, commitment and patience;

  • Willingness to make a 3 day/week commitment (15+hours/week) for summer 2015 semester;

  • Strong computer & organizational skills;

  • Desire to learn about a nonprofit;

  • Interest in education and working for refugee/immigrant populations.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluent in another language; and

  • Experience working in a small nonprofit.

To apply, send your resume and a paragraph stating your interest and availability to with the subject line: RT Internship.











We are currently looking for a qualified, enthusiastic person, who shares our mission, to provide administrative support in the agency’s office in San Jose.

Duties include:

  • Conducting volunteer support and recruitment activities (social media outreach, newsletters, community engagement);

  • Helping facilitate and organize community events for students, volunteers and community partners:

    • Summer Picnic Field Day on July 11, 2015, and 

    • 2-3 Field Trips (Discovery Children’s Museum, Tech Museum, Earthquakes Game, etc.);

  • Maintaining Data Entry:

    • Helping the agency track student progress and monitor agency compliance,

    • Enter new students into Salesforce, and

    • Enter student updates into TOPs; 

  • Organizing and maintaining student files for ESL Classes;

  • Copying materials for ESL teacher and tutors;

  • Performing other administrative duties as needed.


  1. Prior experience working or volunteering in a nonprofit environment preferred, but not required;

  2. Ability to take initiative, engage, and interact effectively with volunteer tutors;

  3. Thorough knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Salesforce (or similar database systems) and various social media;

  4. A high level of independence and resourcefulness;

  5. Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills;

  6. Enjoys working with diverse populations; displays cultural sensitivity and awareness;

  7. Familiar with South Bay schools and community groups preferred, but not required;

  8. Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree;

  9. Fluency or proficiency in a second language preferred, but not required.


  • Two months, flexible scheduling;

  • 12-20 hours per week

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to In the subject line, please title “South Bay Summer Internship-Name.” Example: “South Bay Summer Internship-John Smith”