LEAH Fall 2016 Internship Position

LEAH YOUTH PROGRAM INTERNSHIP POSTING (UNPAID)

Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is offering an exciting opportunity to gain experience, provide leadership and make a significant contribution, to a youth program serving Boston teenagers and children.

HRiA’s mission is to promote the health of individuals and communities. One of its programs, the Leaders through Education, Action and Hope (LEAH) Project recruits, trains and employs low-income, people of color high school students in Boston Public Schools (BPS) to teach hand-on science lessons, provide homework help and act as role models to BPS elementary school students in after school programs. LEAH offers a web of relationships, experiences and opportunities that support and inspire low-income youth and children to succeed academically, gain greater interest in science studies and careers and gain valuable work experience in education and afterschool sectors.
           

Position Summary:

The LEAH Youth Project Intern will gain experience by organizing programs for teen participants (called, “LEAH Mentors”). With support from the LEAH Project Manager and Project Associate, the Intern will help shape and implement programming during the school year. The internship starts in September 2016 with a minimum requirement of 3 hours per shift, for an average of 8-12 hours each week. The internship will finish at the end of December 2016 (start/end dates negotiable) with the possibility for continued internship. Credit is available for this internship opportunity.

 

Responsibilities:

· Support training series for youth Mentors to prepare for work in school year programs

· Help design and lead regular weekly meetings of Mentors

· Manage The LEAH Project social media accounts

· Develop partnerships to secure in-kind donations for The LEAH Project

· Help plan events (e.g. kickoff celebration, STEM career nights, family nights)

· Provide administrative assistance to LEAH Project Manager

· Maintain relationships with Mentors and support them to grow in leadership ability, teaching and youth work skills, professionalism and academic success

Qualifications:

· Love for young people and deep belief in youth leadership

· Ability to connect well across differences (of culture, age, etc.).

· At least one year of professional or student experience supporting high-school aged youth (ideally teens from low-income, communities of color)

· Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, and strong organizational and time management skills

· Ability to work independently and take initiative

· Preferred knowledge of youth development, youth programming, education, and/or leadership development

· Passion for science and/or environmental issues is a plus

People of color are encouraged to apply. Diversity in organizational practices is a core value of Health Resources in Action.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter that includes a description of your experience working with youth and reason for your interest, along with resume to:

leah@hria.org with “LEAH Project Intern” in the subject line.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.