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Academic Mentor & Life Skills Coach (Intern)

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Internship (minimum of 15 hours per week, October to Dec 2019; able to extend beyond December if intern is interested)
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
REPORTS TO: Director of Community Health and Well-Being


The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks through our doors, over nearly 25 years, we have developed expertise in serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and refugee communities.

AAFSC works across four priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.


The Academic Mentor & Life Skills Coach – Internship will play a critical role to support and strengthen our programming for boys and young men of color (BYMOC) with an emphasis on creating a space for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) BYMOC to heal, grow, and thrive. This role will support all student programming, but specifically our BYMOC through the MENar peer group including outreach, planning and delivery, individual support with academics, life transitions, leadership, and post-secondary support for youth 14 and older at our AAFSC locations. The Coach will work directly with participants one-on-one and in group settings. The Coach should be passionate about working with students from diverse backgrounds, including first generation college students.

A successful person in this role will possess strong personal leadership qualities, powerful and effective communication skills, academic achievement, be highly organized, and effectively work independently as well as in teams. A commitment to immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities is essential for success in this role.


Academic Support –Program Planning & Delivery 

Life Skills & Leadership Support (MENar) 

Ambassador & Champion

Other Duties and Responsibilities 





Please submit a resume, cover letter outlining your fit for this position, and a list of three references (not family members) to hiring@aafscny.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals are encouraged to ap