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The Institute for Immigrant Concerns is constantly looking for motivated interns and volunteers. Specific jobs and information are listed below.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to


ESL Teacher

The Institute is looking for an experienced ESL teacher. Past experience with immigrant population a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Instructs students in English emphasizing the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading, writing grammar and vocabulary acquisition
  • Create detailed, sequential lesson plans and semester syllabus
  • Maintain student records, attendance and test sheets
  • Perform administrative duties within required time frames
Requirements for the position include:
  • Experience with adult ESOL teaching (whether domestic or abroad)
  • Certificate strongly preferred
This is the ideal position for retired teachers or students wanting to jump start their career in ESL teaching (we’ve had a fair bit of both in the past!).

Program Assistant

The Institute is looking for a qualified and efficient administrator. The most important qualification is bilingualism in Spanish or French. Experience with immigrants a plus. Duties will include:

  • Intake and registration of new students.
  • Assisting with document preparation and mailings.
  • Answering phone calls from students regarding class times and scheduling.
  • Making appointments for ESOL testing.
  • Keeping organized lists of pertinent student information.
Requirements for the position include:
  • Bilingual in Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese and others
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.)
  • Attention to detail
This is a great opportunity for new graduates who want to get some experience in the non-profit management sector. There is a lot of leeway for new ideas and out of the box thinking! This could develop into paid position for the right person.

Grant Writer

The Institute is looking for a qualified grant writing intern. Previous grant writing or fund raising experience essential. Educational non-profit grant writing experience a huge plus. Duties will include:

  • Assisting the director with new government and foundation grant proposals.
  • Finding new applicable grants.
  • Tracking and reporting obligations relating to our grants.
  • Developing our private donor network, in concert with social media intern.
Requirements for the position include:
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Researching ability
  • Good people skills
This is a great opportunity for new graduates who want to get further experience in the non-profit management sector. There is a lot of leeway for new ideas and out of the box thinking! This could develop into paid position for the right person.


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The Institute for Immigrant Concerns is grateful for the many ways in which our friends, volunteers, staff and students support the program. Your gift— of any size — demonstrates your confidence in the Institute’s mission and allows us to continue our important work.

What are the rates?

ONE ON ONE LESSON Single $80 - 1h $110 - 1.5h Packages 4x1h -$280 (70/h) -scheduled on a 28 days period 4x1.5h -$400 (67/h) -scheduled on a 28 days period DUO LESSON 2 students, price per student $50 - 1h $60 - 1.5h GROUP CLASSES $225 for 5*1.5h classes 3-6 students will meet on Zoom or Skype weekly - Starting second lesson, payment is made once every 4 lessons - In home lessons travel fee: $10 minimum

Where do you teach?

3 OPTIONS 1) Online 2) At our Studio in Sawtelle11805 Iowa ave, CA 90025 Los AngelesConveniently located next to tons of vibrant restaurants and supermarkets 3) In home

What are your cancellation and make-up policies?

Cancellation policy for One-on-One and DUO LESSONS Cancellations made less than 24h prior to lesson time will not be refunded . Make-Up Lessons Policy for One-on-One and DUO LESSONS Student who enrolls for 4 private lessons scheduled ahead of time within 30 days benefits from one make-up lesson . Cancellation policy for Group Class If you can't attend a Group Class, we will send you the recording of that class as well as the necessary homework and material. There is no make-up for Group Classes

Things you should know before starting...

We appreciate your interest in learning French with us. As teachers we guide you step by step towards your goal providing the strategies, tools and a friendly support necessary to help you build a healthy learning habit that will lead you to making noticeable progress. The French language can be challenging and for this reason it is important to make room in your schedule for daily practice on your own. Don't panic, stay consistent and it will become easier with time.

Do you offer online lessons?

We offer high quality audio and video online lessons incorporating online collaborative tools. Take advantage of functionalities like screen sharing, interactive note editing with Google doc, recording and online eudcational games.

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