The Fishing School (TFS) offers a number of valuable learning experiences for interns to participate in. It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes efforts to launch our youth initiatives and to ensure that they are effective. This includes tracking and measuring the outcomes of what we do regularly. Our Programs Intern will assist in the day-to-day administrative aspects of overall program management and assist in the implementation of those efforts.
What you will Learn: * How TFS is working to increase academic support and quality of education for youth in Wash., DC. * How extended learning and STEAM-based activities can enhance the educational initiatives set forth by DCPS. * How to work with diverse audiences and engage community members. * Coordination, organization and data-driven analysis of youth programs. * How to interact across departments in order to provide the best programs for students.
Reports to: Director of Programs
What we require: * Progress toward a college degree. Some classroom experience with youth desirable. * Proficiency in multiple computer programs. * Strong attention to detail with the ability to complete projects in a timely fashion. * Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written English. * Interns should support the Mission, Values and Goals of The Fishing School. Our main priority is to prepare public school youth for middle school and beyond by building academic and life skills and by engaging them and their parents through intensive, multi-year programs and services.
The Fishing School’s (TFS) mission is to provide a safe haven and academic support to underserved youth and their families in Washington, D.C. The Fishing School’s name was the vision of our founder, Tom Lewis, and comes from the adage, "If you give a man a fish, you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will feed himself for a lifetime." By teaching young people to "fish in the rivers of their minds," TFS is changing generations
The Fishing School (TFS) is a nationally-recognized youth development organization. We provide children and families with academic and parental support through our community-based centers in Washington, DC.
Since 1990, TFS has served more than 2,500 youth and their families. Today, under the leadership of Executive Director Leo Givs, TFS provides youth with academic supports and a safe haven during the most vulnerable hours of the day to help them to fish in the rivers of the mind.