Bowie Youth & Family Services, Teen Mentoring Program seeks an undergraduate or graduate intern to support program management activities. All intern activities will be virtual. The ideal intern will be available to work at least 8 hours per week. This internship is unpaid. Students who require a field placement or practicum as a part of their degree program or course are encouraged to apply.
The Bowie Youth and Family Services, Teen Mentoring Program is traditionally a school-based one-to-one mentoring program serving 8 th -12 th grade students attending partner schools in Bowie, MD. The program recruits, screens and trains adult mentors from the Bowie community with the goals of supporting academic and social development, building self-confidence, empowering positive decision-making, and supporting the student through the challenges of their high school journey. During the coronavirus pandemic, the program has transitioned to e-mentoring.
The Teen Mentoring Program is initiating a Youth Advisory Board, a group of Bowie youth who will advise Bowie Youth and Family Services on the needs and desires of their peers to inform youth programming, and collaborate on a service project to support and uplift their peers.
The intern will report to the Program Coordinator and will support the following activities:
Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
Assist in facilitating YAB meetings
Assist in planning and managing YAB projects and events
Assisting with distribution of survey tools and collection of responses
Assisting with analysis of mid-year and end of year evaluation
Monthly Match Social Events
Planning and convening fun virtual events for mentors and students attend together
Large Group Events
Planning and preparation for large group events (or virtual events) in March and May
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About City of Bowie Youth and Family Services
2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie, MD 20715, US
We are committed to providing a continuum of community based mental health services and relevant drug and alcohol prevention activities for the youth and families of the Bowie community. We are dedicated to excellence in service, innovation in programming, and responsiveness to our community. Bowie Youth and Family Services, BYFS, was established in 1971 as a youth services bureau to promote positive outcomes for youth, prevent juvenile delinquency, and to help families resolve issues that create tension and conflict. As one of five youth services bureaus in Prince George's County, our defined service population includes families who have children age 18 and under living in the home who live in Bowie or the surrounding communities in Prince George's County. Providing a welcoming environment for families in crisis, BYFS offers expertise in family therapy, a variety of groups, both educational and therapeutic, community outreach services and other school-based services.
BYFS is certified by the State of Maryland as a youth services bureau. Families are referred to BYFS from many sources, including: Prince George's county schools, parents, Department of Juvenile Services, health care providers, insurance companies, and family and friends. Staff includes social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and an alcohol and drug prevention specialist.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
2614 Kenhill Drive(Intern Will Work from Home due to Covid Pandemic)Bowie, MD20715
February 5, 2021
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
8-10 hours per week working from home due to the pandemic.
Undergraduate or Graduate student in departments of social work, counseling, psychology, public health, or anything youth/family oriented, or community service related.