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Volunteering and Interning Information

CRP is always looking for strong and committed interns and volunteers to help us run our programs! Please read carefully the following before reaching out.

Volunteering vs. Interning:

1. We expect volunteers to work with us for a minimum of two months, and those who can commit for longer periods will be given priority. For interns, a three- to four-month period is typical.

2. Volunteers help us run the programs at our Family Resource and Community Center, such as the After-School Club or English classes, while interns provide more general administrative support, such as fundraising and social media.

Interns are expected to commit 20 to 25 hours a week. We offer internships in social media, marketing, photography/videography, data analytics (including data engineering, infrastructure, user interface, and project management) and communication. 

We are more flexible with hours for volunteers (depending on what activities they are involved in) but they are expected to commit to the hours agreed upon with us.

We expect interns and volunteers to be fully committed to the hours that they agree to work with us. Constant tardiness and absenteeism lets the refugees that we serve down and makes it difficult for us to run our programs, and you may be asked to leave if commitment becomes an issue.

Our Community Center is open from 10 am to 5 pm from Sundays to Thursdays, with limited programming on Saturdays. We are closed on Fridays.

3. Knowledge of Arabic is useful but not essential. The one exception is the After-School Club, for which volunteers should speak Arabic at a high-intermediate to advanced level (preferably Jordanian dialect).

4. We are unfortunately unable to provide a stipend or remuneration to interns and volunteers. Interns and volunteers are also not housed by CRP, though we can provide advice on how to find housing in Amman.

5. We do not facilitate access to our beneficiaries for researchers. Anyone in violation of this rule will be asked to leave.

What we do provide:

1. Opportunities to interact meaningfully with the refugee community in Hashemi Shamali and to learn about the challenges that urban refugees face. Also, a way to contribute to a worthwhile cause with your free time in Amman.

2. Particularly for interns: professional development of skills that are broadly applicable across multiple sectors, such as fundraising and grant-writing.

3. A large amount of opportunity to improve your Arabic language skills.

Interested?

For English speakers, fill out the form here

For Arabic speakers, fill out the form here.

A staff member should be in touch with you within a week. For any further inquiries or questions, please e-mail at jessica [DOT] miller [AT] collateralrepairproject [DOT] org.

Read Brandon Ramsay’s blogpost about teaching English (Spring 2015, Fall 2016) at CRP here!