Health Program Fellow - IRCO

Location: Portland, OR     Dates: August  27 - November 16, 2018

Compensation: $615/week stipend, up to 5% bonus     Deadline: July 1, 2018


FLIA Overview:

FLIA cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits through a fellowship program. Fellows, individuals interested in entering the social sector, work on-site full-time at a partner nonprofit to develop or implement a pre-determined enrichment program.

Throughout the fellowship, fellows gain various professional skills including fundraising, communication, program development,  in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment.


IRCO Overview:

IRCO's mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society. They have a wide range of programming including youth development programs. A fellow will be working to support IRCO’s Schools Uniting Neighborhoods Community Schools (SUN CS). These programs are offered year round and provide students with academic support and recreation/enrichment opportunities. A programming tenant in IRCO’s SUN CS is to offer culturally responsive activities for youth and adults that promote health and wellness through physical activity, nutrition and garden-based education. Additionally, IRCO SUN CS focuses on hunger relief efforts like school-based food pantries and food backpack programs, and intergenerational community cooking & nutrition-based activities.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will ...

  • Create a standardized method of organizing the health curriculum
  • Compile and create health-focused lessons
  • Assist with implementation of health lessons
  • Organize community health events
  • Attend pre-fellowship training retreat in Portland, OR from August 27-31, 2018  (expenses covered)
  • Fundraise $500 (with guidance from FLIA)
  • Weekly FLIA responsibilities including check-in calls
  • Submit two blog articles
  • Submit final report


Position Qualifications:

  • Comfortable working with youth
  • Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflection
  • Resourcefulness and initiative
  • Passionate about the social sector
  • Use patience and tolerance to address problems
  • Demonstrate integrity
  • Demonstrate professionalism



The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.