educational services intern

DEPARTMENT

Educational Services

REPORTS TO

Educational Services Coordinator

EDUCATION REQUIRED

Bachelor’s degree or completed college credits in one of the following areas: Education, Child Development, Social Science, Child Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Recreation, or related area.

TYPE OF POSITION

Unpaid Internship

HOURS

12-20 hours/week (weeknights); 4:00 pm – 8:15 pm (schedule may vary)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Educational Services Intern will work alongside Educational Services Associates to plan and facilitate/co-facilitate tutoring and enrichment programs for youth in grades K-12. In addition, the educational services intern may support staff with the execution of family engagement events. We look for creative individuals with an understanding of trauma informed principles and goals as it relates to education, and/or experience working with youth in the following areas: literacy, social-emotional development, sports and recreation, project-based learning, and relationship and community development.

INTERNSHIP BENEFITS

  • Understands the social-emotional needs of youth in a shelter setting.
  • Understands the impact of toxic stress and trauma on youth in a shelter setting.
  • Attend weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) with Educational Services staff
  • Contributes with the development of structured educational lesson plans, incorporating engaging learning activities and/or project-based learning, for children attending Educational Support and Enrichment Programs
  • Uses positive youth development and behavior management strategies
  • Organizes and utilizes materials and classroom/facility in cooperation with other program staff
  • Actively supervises children and volunteers during scheduled programs and field trips to ensure a safe, healthy, and positive environment for all involved
  • Communicates daily program plan to volunteers and ensures volunteers’ comfort level in assisting with activity
  • Sets up and provides educational programs to meet the needs of children
  • Develops rapport with children and families and encourages participation in educational programs
  • Encourages young people to take their ideas seriously as they become problem solvers, innovators, risk-takers, and creators while developing projects that are meaningful to them

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

COMPUTER SKILLS

Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft and Apple applications

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with a multi-cultural, socially diverse population.
  • Experience planning and implementing children’s programs.
  • A valid, Class D driver’s license preferred in case of field trip transportation needs.
  • First Aid and CPR certified or willing to be certified within the first 90 days of work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to talk or hear. The intern is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The intern is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The early childhood development intern must lift and/or move 70 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

People Serving People is an EEO employer fully committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting the most qualified individual without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining an inclusive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

HOW TO APPLY

Please mail or email cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
614 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

employment@peopleservingpeople.org