YWCA TechGYRLS STEM Internships


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375 South Third StreetSan Jose, CA 95112


We are recruiting 3 TechGYRLS(r) STEM Coordination Team Interns to join our Education & Empowerment Team from September 2016 to June 2016.
Please see the POSITION DESCRIPTION below for full details.
This is an Internship with a stipend; this is not a position of paid employment. Stipend: $150 paid each pay period. Pay dates are on the 15th of each month and the last day of each month.
The 3 Intern Positions are open until filled.
TO APPLY: Please contact us to request a Volunteer Application Form.
IMPORTANT! Please only apply if you have the "Required Qualifications" listed below and can commit to sharing your talents, time, energy and heart to provide girls with opportunities to increase their skills and confidence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, for 20 - 25 hours every week, during the hours listed below, from Sept 2016 until June 2017.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: STEM COORDINATION TEAM INTERN Academic Year Internship, September 2016 - June 2017
LOCATION: YWCA Silicon Valley, Linda Haskell Empowerment Center, 375 South Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112, and one or more of the following locations: * Ocala Middle School, 2800 Ocala Avenue, San Jose, CA 95148 * Cassell Elementary, 1300 Tallahassee Drive, San Jose, CA 95122 * Hoover Middle School, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 * John Muir Middle School, 1260 Branham Lane, San Jose, CA 95125 * Canoas Elementary School, 880 Wren Drive, San Jose, CA 95125 * Mount Pleasant High School, 1750 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127.
PURPOSE: Proactively participate in the YWCA Silicon Valley's mission - to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all - by coordinating a diverse range of empowering experiences to provide girls with opportunities to increase their skills and confidence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, in collaboration with the San Jose State University Girls STEM Network Computer Science Curriculum Program.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: * Working independently, and collaboratively as a member of a diverse team of Interns, Intern Assistants and other Volunteers, provide direction, instruction, support and guidance to facilitate the provision of hands-on STEM/Computer Science education to YWCA's TechGYRLS Program participants. * Support the engagement of girls in curriculum activities to stimulate a deeper interest in technology using critical thinking, time management, teamwork, problem solving, leadership, and presentation skills. * Proactively participate in the planning, coordination and hosting of Special Events, Field Trips and Small Projects. * Work in compliance with all legal requirements, and organizational and departmental policies, procedures and standards.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Extensive experience working with children ages 8 -18 in a STEM/Computer Science education capacity with a hands-on learning focus. * High level of interest in, and a commitment to, continuous learning about the provision of STEM education to children. * Ability to work as a member of a team, be open to feedback, and seek guidance, direction and input from others. * Ability to practice cultural humility, i.e. maintain an interpersonal approach that is other-oriented in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the person. Ability to work with/support individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. * Commitment to developing knowledge, skills and abilities to better connect with individuals and communities, and to gaining more insight into personal biases and identities. This includes, and is not limited to, treating all people with respect and dignity, recognizing and appreciating cultural differences, and working to interact with greater cultural sensitivity. * Ability to be non-judgmental, open, honest and calm, and maintain professional boundaries.
TRAINING & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: * Completion of training/orientation sessions to develop personal comfort level in classroom management, hands on STEM/Computer Science education, and the San Jose State University Girls STEM Network Computer Science Curriculum. * Clearance on a background check, including DOJ & FBI fingerprinting. * Submitted documentation that confirms an absence of active Tuberculosis. * A valid California Drive License and a reliable and insured DMV registered vehicle. * Preferred but not required (mandatory for driving on behalf of the YWCA to perform agency business): i) A minimum of 4 years driving experience ii) vehicle insurance with a single limit liability of $100,000 for Bodily Injury and $100,000 for Property Damage; iii) the satisfactory completion of a Motor Vehicle Record Check. * Completion of all policies and procedures documentation.
TIME COMMITMENT: Volunteer 20 -- 25 hours of service per week (post-orientation). Volunteer on a mutually convenient schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays. Must have availability 2:00pm -- 5:30pm.
Contact: Lorraine Michelle Director of Volunteer Engagement YWCA Silicon Valley


  • Mathematics
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Computer Science

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20-25 hours per week from Sept 2016 to June 2017
  • See Position Description
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