Activities Leader Interns

Division / Program: 
Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program (YOACAP)
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2019
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 at: Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142, beginning Monday, June 24, 2019 to Monday, August 15, 2019 from 9:30 am until 2:15 pm. YOACAP will hire five (5) Activities Leader Interns (ALI) which will make up the project team. The ALI will complete hands on activities within groups so youth will learn how to complete research, work in teams, and communicate with each peers and other adults to learn about careers. Each ALI will be assisted by a high school teen leader to facilitate career exposure sessions 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 at least one field trip per week to an organization 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 with the entire team at YOACAP’s offices located at 1211 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 each day from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to prepare for the summer program.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Communicate with youths 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 youths and score their progress to reach their weekly benchmarks;
  • Visit at least one site 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
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Must have a high school diploma and currently attends college or a university with a major relating to one of the five career tracks;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.); 
  • Must possess and/or will complete the required federal clearances (criminal, child abuse, and fingerprinting). This is a requirement to work with youths; 
  • Must have some experience interacting with youths and leading small groups 8-12 youths.
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
 
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume to: woody@yoacap.org