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Friends for Youth is a nonprofit organization that has been matching underserved youth with caring adult volunteers since 1979. For the last 39 years, we have been running mentoring programs for youth to provide them with guidance, support, and opportunities for new experiences. Our mission is to provide quality mentoring relationships for youth who need them most.
Friends for Youth is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Program Intern for our two youth programs. Our Program Intern will act as a mentor in our School-Based Mentoring program on a Redwood City middle or high school campus during the school day. The rest of the weekly hours will be in our office to help program coordinators with recruitment, development, and other projects as assigned.
Be a mentor to 3-4 students by forming meaningful relationships and helping with problem-solving
Facilitate discussion about social justice, interpersonal skills, academics and other life skills
Day-to-day community engagement and implementing strategies to engage community groups, corporations, media, and universities
Assist Program Coordinators on other projects as assigned, such as planning field trips
8 hours/wk. minimum
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Organized and detail oriented
Ability to work well and communicate with a diverse group of adults and youth
Comfortable with public speaking
Creative thinker, self-starter
Passion for public service and youth development
Knowledge of local community and resources
Spanish speaker a plus
HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Internship: Program Intern" as the subject.