Thursday, March 19, 2015

Youth Development Intern

City of Rockville's Youth Development Program

These programs aim to foster emotional growth for middle school students through facilitating learning in skill building of healthy communication and problem-solving, developing leadership and instilling work readiness skills. 

Program participants:
  • Engage in group discussions and activities that explore and reinforce social emotional growth. In addition, topics that relate to peer pressure such as, substance abuse and bullying are explored
  • Receive exposure to professional work environments and practices as part of the career exploration aspect of the program
  • Participate in Student Service Learning (SSL) activities and projects
  • Are involved in recreation activities to include field trips

Interns will:
  • Be responsible for administering 2 after-school programs
  • Use curriculum-based and small group activities to engage and facilitate learning and skill building
  • Be trained in curriculum-based interventions for at-risk adolescents by a certified trainer
  • Record attendance and perform administrative tasks related to tracking participant outcomes
  • Have the option of overseeing the City of Rockville mentoring program for elementary school students, for exposure to a greater variety of youth development practices

Time commitment for internships:
  • Commit to the internship for the 2015-2016 school year
  • Work approximately 10-15 hours per week, to be divided as follows:
    • 4 hours on Tuesday afternoons devoted to the Achievers after-school program
    • 4 hours on Wednesday afternoons devoted to the Boys Group after-school program
    • 2-3 hours administrative time each week independent of program time
    • Optional: 4 hours on Thursday afternoons devoted to monitoring interactions between mentors and elementary school menses, and acting as a substitute mentor when necessary
    • Interns will meet weekly with Community Service Program Coordinator for general supervision to discuss curriculums, outcome tracking and other program goals and concerns
Interns must have a valid driver's license and feel comfortable transporting students in a City of Rockville vehicle. A stipend is award for this internship, and school credit may be available. 

To apply please submit a resume to Sarah Dickinson at

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