Horton’s Kids is seeking a highly-motivated person to serve as our Elementary programs Intern. This position would be a great fit for someone interested in education, social/emotional development of youth, working with low income youth and families, or social work. Elementary programs serve youth in grades K-7. Desired experience and competencies include the following:
- Enthusiasm for Horton’s Kids’ mission and social justice for children
- Commitment to community service
- Ability to connect with children and adults from diverse backgrounds
- Strong organizational skills
- Conduct research on youth development best practices related to youth engagement, behavior management, character-building, college and career prep, mentoring, life skills, and summer programming.
- Organize and share research findings.
- Assist with Implementation of Youth Development and Educational Programming
- Support programs staff in prepping for and facilitating weekly activities for youth.
- Communicate with participants and families via phone, flyers, etc.
- Assist with chaperoning some weekend enrichment activities.
- Data Input and Purging
- Input data related to attendance, assessments, surveys, report cards, and pay checks using designated spreadsheets and/or Salesforce.
- Report out data (to staff and/or participants) as needed.
- Sort through hard copy files; save and shred/recycle as needed
- Administrative Duties
- Provide office and staff support as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Experience and Competencies:
- Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
- Ability to multitask under pressure and to meet deadlines
- Ability to work independently and think creatively
- Attention to detail
- Enthusiasm for our mission
- Flexibility with changing situations
The intern is expected to work between 20 – 25 hours per week; exact hours are flexible. This is an unpaid internship, but all interns whose internships are not funded by school or other grants receive a monthly $100 transportation stipend to defray commuting costs.
Horton’s Kids’ staff works in a metro-accessible office located on Capitol Hill. Interns may be asked to work some evening hours, do some lifting, or assist at Horton’s Kids’ academic programs.
Applicants will be asked to undergo standard screening requirements including an FBI background check, Child Protection Register check and TB test. Must be 18 or older to apply. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
If interested, please email your cover letter and resume in an email with the subject “2018 Programs Intern Spring / Summer” indicating which semester you are applying for to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. The listing will be removed when the position has been filled.