Activities Leader Intern

Organization: 
UAC
Division / Program: 
Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program (YOACAP)
Position Details
Position Summary: 

The Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program (YOACAP), a program partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) is currently recruiting Activities Leader Interns (ALI) to work with youth 12-17 years of age.

The ALI will meet with youth daily and will develop a lesson plan to assist youth participants in learning about careers. The ALI will work at YOACAP’s Career Exposure Program.  DUE TO THE CURRENT

COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS PROGRAM WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY.  Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020 to Friday, August 21, 2020 from 9:30 am until 2:15 pm.

YOACAP will hire ten (10) Activities Leader Interns (ALI) which will make up the project team. The ALI will complete virtual hands on activities within groups so youth will learn how to complete research, work in teams, and communicate with peers and adults to learn about careers, for one of the following career tracks: 1) Building trades; 2) Law/Business/Elected Officials; 3) Medical; 4) IT/Game Design/ Engineering; and, 5) Art/Creative Writing/Journalism/Teaching.  The ALI will complete activities to allow youth the opportunity to explore career opportunities and to determine if they have an interest in a specific career. The ALI will also help youth research education levels required for each career and what high school classes are needed to pursue a career.  The ALI will also need to schedule one virtual field trip per week that represents a career within their track to expose youth to an “actual” work environment. The ALI will focus their research on careers that are projected to have the most growth over the next 5-7 years.

Each Activities Leader Intern (ALI) will receive a monthly stipend of $500 for the months of June, July and August.  During the month of June, the ALI must be available to meet virtually with the entire team each day from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to prepare for the virtual summer program.

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Communicate with youth to increase their understanding of careers;
  • Coordinate youth activities to include hands on projects and research;
  • Meet with YOACAP supervisor to discuss daily progress;
  • Complete daily notes on youth and score their progress to reach their weekly benchmarks;
  • Conduct at least one virtual site visit per week that would highlight a career within their track;
  • Complete a final project with youth participants to showcase to family members and the community what they have learned.

 

 

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Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have a high school diploma and currently attend college or a university with a major relating to one of the five career tracks;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and/or Google Drive products (Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Must possess and/or complete the required federal clearances (criminal, child abuse, and    fingerprinting). This is a requirement to work with youths;
  • Must have some experience interacting with youth and leading small groups 8-12 youth.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Time management
  • Creative and fun
  • Ability to plan and organize activities
  • Problem solver
  • Attention to detail
  • Decision-making skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to work under pressure

Qualifications Summary:

  • Familiarity with Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Kahoot, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other digital platforms
  • Ability to multitask, and think on their feet
  • Organized and diligent when working
  • Able to create lesson plans that are age appropriate for middle school youth
  • Resourceful: Research skills - find resources to help you create plans
  • Flexible: Plan lessons to fit your audience;
  • Ability to change and adapt lesson plan as needed

More Details: 
Must possess and/or complete the required federal clearances (criminal, child abuse, and fingerprinting). This is a requirement to work with youths.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume to Duerward Beale (Woody), Executive Director at woody@yoacap.org.