This 30-35 hour a week position will have two key focus areas:
- Provide academic and tutoring support to Puerto Rican teen mothers who have dropped out of school and are working to pass the high school equivalency exam. The intern will provide classroom and one-on-one support to two high school equivalency teachers. Subject areas include math, science, writing, social studies, and reading.
- Help staff the various arts, humanities, and athletic activities that take place each afternoon for Care Center teen mother students. These can include yoga, rowing, basketball, swimming, painting, photography, theater, and other course offerings along these lines to be developed for the summer program.
There will be some administrative /organizational duties as well, including filing and grant preparation.
The intern should have good organizational, writing, and computer skills. A driver's license would be helpful. Additionally, the intern should be flexible, comfortable in a complex and fast moving organizational environment, have some experience with teens and be interested in educational, social change and women's issues. The intern should feel comfortable both taking direction and working independently. Some knowledge of the welfare system and the economic challenges that face low-income young women would be helpful.