Internship Opportunity

Elementary Program Intern

Lombard, IL

Division:
Outreach York
Outreach York is a multi-purpose community resource center serving Villa Park residents. Programs include after-school and summer programs for children and youth in 1st – 8th grades, supportive wrap-around services for program families, and community organizing.

Program:
Elementary After-School Program
The after-school program for students in 1st-5th grades offers educational support, social and recreational activities, and field trips. During the school year, services are offered each day after school, and students are provided homework assistance, social-emotional learning, and recreation.

Responsibilities/Opportunities:
The intern will work consistently alongside program staff in the program’s daily activities. Responsibilities include providing homework assistance (small group and 1-1), developing relationships with program participants, assisting with implementation of life skills and other extracurriculars (Art, STEM, etc.), and attending staff meetings. The intern will receive exposure to various aspects of the after-school programming that support the academic and social-emotional learning of Elementary students.

The intern will gain experience in the overall workings of a Christian, community-based social service ministry and gain knowledge of the assets and challenges of the diverse community served by Outreach York. The intern will have the opportunity to utilize Spanish-speaking skills (if desired) in interactions with bilingual students and will learn of the supportive resources available to students and families.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s student in Social Work, Education, Sociology, or a related field. Previous experience with elementary students preferred. Willingness to drive for program supply purchasing purposes is preferred. Outreach seeks interns who demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations and who also support Outreach’s Statement of Mission & Faith.

Schedule/Hours:
August 2024 – December 2024 (Full academic year until May 2025)

Monday – Friday; 2:00 – 6:00pm up to 5 days per week; Internship days (and to some extent hours) are flexible and can be negotiated to be consistent with program requirements.

Supervision:
Individual supervision is provided weekly.

Inquire Online:
Elise Bounds | [email protected] | Careers & Internships – Outreach (weareoutreach.org)

 

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