1 person is interested
Paid Summer College Internship in Intergenerational Programs Field
1 person is interested
DOROT is a nonprofit organization based in New York City. Our goal and mission is to alleviate the social isolation felt by older adults by bringing the generations together. DOROT offers an 11-week Summer College Internship for undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior and senior years of study in the Intergenerational Program Engagement Department. This unique internship experience will find interns working and collaborating together and with DOROT staff and other facilitators on intergenerational programming which they will deliver to cohorts of older adults and teens. A total of 6 interns will be selected for this highly competitive internship opportunity.
At the time of the posting of this internship, each of these positions will operate on a hybrid model, four days per week in the office and one day per week remotely for the first half of the summer. For the second half of the summer, interns will be delivering DOROT programs either onsite at DOROT on the same schedule as the first half of the summer, on a hybrid model at the Riverdale Y or on a hybrid (or remote) model at the Shorefront Y. If there are significant changes to this schedule, interns will be given as much advance notice as possible. All interns must be able to show proof of COVID vaccination.
This internship program provides students with an understanding of the issue and impact of social isolation among older adults as well as DOROT’s response. We give each intern substantive work and project management experience. Each intern will be entrusted with significant responsibilities and will make meaningful contributions to the organization and the seniors DOROT serves. In addition to the day-to-day tasks that are assigned through the Intergenerational Program Engagement Department, each intern will also be matched with one older adult which they will speak with weekly for a one-hour friendly conversation.
Prior to beginning one’s internship, each participant will attend a comprehensive orientation. Throughout the summer, interns will collaborate with the DOROT staff and one another, fostering a great sense of camaraderie.
DOROT’s Summer College Internship will begin with orientation on Wed. and Thurs., June 1 and 2. This orientation is mandatory and will run 9am-5pm on both days. The internship will conclude on Thurs., Aug. 18. Interns will work Mon. - Thurs. - 9am/9:30am - 5pm/5:30pm (exact times, by week will be determined and shared with interns in advance) and Fri. - 9am-4pm. The DOROT offices will be closed on Mon., June 6 and Mon., July 4. At the successful conclusion of the summer, each intern will receive a stipend in the amount of $4,200.
To apply, candidates must send their resumes to Sharon Stahl, Coordinator of College and Adult Volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete DOROT’s 2022 Summer Internship Application. Acceptances will be awarded on a modified rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Only candidates who submit complete applications and resumes will be considered.
Summer College Interns are an integral part of the Intergenerational Program Engagement team which plans, organizes and facilitates the Summer Teen Internship Program. These interns will provide impactful, high-quality intergenerational experiences for teens and older adults. Interns assigned to this department should be prepared to help coordinate daily internship scheduling, outreach to older adults to register their participation as well as plan and organize and co-facilitate programming and "outings".
Throughout the summer, interns will assist in the following areas:
- Assisting teaching artists and instructors as they deliver intergenerational programs and workshops
- Conduct outreach and recruitment of older adults to register their participation in summer programming, providing comprehensive descriptions of each program and activity
- Communicate regularly by telephone and email with all older adult participants enrolled in programming
- Provide data entry support for youth and older adult participants
- Take care of administrative, logistic and scheduling details of the Summer Teen Internship Program, as needed
- Serve as a mentor and guide to DOROT’s teen interns
- Ideate, plan, organize and execute one-time programs, such as virtual museum trips, within the larger internship program
Candidates should exhibit the following skills and qualifications:
- An interest in working with young adults and older adults, prior experience is a plus, but not necessary; willingness to learn is required
- An ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects at one time
- An ability to thrive on a busy schedule and enjoy fast-paced work
- A good communicator, able to ask clarifying questions and share thoughts and insights should issues or concerns arise
Many programs facilitated in the Intergenerational Program Engagements Department are framed through Jewish themes and are geared for interns who identify as Jewish or have a parent or grandparent who is Jewish.Note that two of the six placements will involve working with our partner agency, the Shorefront Y in Brooklyn which serves many Russian speaking older adults. Fluency in Russian is required for these two positions.
About DOROT, Inc
171 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024, US
DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. We serve the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals. Our work provides an effective model for others.
171 W. 85th St.New York, NY 10024
November 23, 2021
- Administrative Support
- Data Entry
- Program Management
- Community Outreach
- Social Work
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training