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POSITION TITLE : Early Child Development Intern
LOCATION : ICAN Family Resource Centers @ Vietnamese American Cultural Center, San Jose, CA
TYPE OF POSITION : 3 months Summer Internship (June - August/September 2019), Unpaid

Organization Overview

ICAN was founded in 2000 by three refugees of the Vietnam War with the mission to lend a helping hand to the families, friends, neighbors and fellow countrymen whom they left behind and to do their part in guiding the children of their home country to become compassionate leaders. To date, ICAN has funded 6,422 cataract surgeries for poor seniors, raised money for CPAP machines that save 800-1,000 infants and premature babies per year, and helped produce 3 physicians, 2 pharmacists, 1 nurse, 10 engineers, 1 teacher, and 1 lawyer through our ICANDream Scholarship programs. While still maintaining our commitment to our charitable projects in Vietnam, ICAN has evolved throughout the years into an organization that supports and strengthens the local Vietnamese community. Our US-based programs include positive parenting workshops, baby care classes, and kindergarten readiness programs.  For more information, please visit our website:

Position Summary 

We are looking for a motivated Early Child Development Program Intern to support ICAN community programs. You will be responsible for children’s early learning curriculum, assessments, and development. You will also have the opportunity to interact with fellow ICAN interns/staff as well as community members and participate in ICAN projects/programs that pique your interest

Major Responsibilities

  • Create activities (games, arts, and crafts, story time, circle time) that promote cognitive, communication, gross motor, fine motor, personal-social, and problem-solving skills.

  • Create activities that encourage parent-child engagement.

  • Role model positive discipline throughout program.

  • Keep track of clients and their children's attendance.

  • Make reminder calls and texts about programs to families.

  • Keep positive rapport and relationship with families.

  • Provide ASQs (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) for all children who attend ICAN FRC.

  • Buy healthy snacks for programs. Make sure to replenish regularly.

  • Promote healthy eating, dental health, and hygiene in curriculum.

  • Enter some data about ASQ, parent intake, and group services.

  • Process speech therapy paperwork. Ensure children use the service.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite

  • Bilingual in Vietnamese

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Impeccable organization skills

  • Clear communication skills

  • Knowledge about positive discipline & early literacy

  • Cultural sensitivity

  • Proactive, take leadership

  • Can guide oneself with little supervision

  • Can carry up to 25 pounds

  • Obtain a California Driver's License

  • Outstanding oral communication skills

  • Desire to engage with and give back to the local community

Skills you will gain:

  • Clear communication skills in Vietnamese and English

  • Cultural competence & understanding

  • Curriculum development, planning, and administering skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • How to administer ASQs

  • Program coordination skills

  • How to work with a diverse group of people

  • Time management and organization skills