Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Pathways/Senderos Center

Title: Program Instructor Internship
Location: New Britain
Dates: June-August, specific dates dependent on intern’s availability
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Job Description:

The Program Instructor Assistant will be responsible for creating a curriculum focusing on math.  Due to the ambiguity in the use of terms between the academics of mathematics and the standard English language, the curriculum will focus on vocabulary and symbols used primarily in Algebra and Geometry.  The curriculum will need to cover a wide range of topics, take into account the different skill levels of participants, and be interactive resulting in a productive and informative but non-intimidating, fun environment.

Duties:  

1. To develop and implement a vocabulary curriculum based on middle school and high school math. 
Tasks: 
- Research and develop age appropriate curriculum, lesson plans and activities based on research compiled. 
- Implement lesson plans on a daily basis with participants.

2. To assist in implementing grade and age appropriate groups for youth. 
Tasks: 
- Work with the participants of Pathways/Senderos in the afternoon as program staff 
- Assist with daily implementation of groups i.e., Math group, Reading Group, Recreation 
- Assist program staff with daily tasks, including photocopying, filing, etc. 
- Accompany participants on recreational trips, including swimming on a daily basis

Career Experience:

We believe that a summer internship with our agency presents an excellent opportunity for a college student to witness the importance of a program that offers a parallel-family structure in order to shelter and guide teens through the stressful, demanding years of adolescence.  It would also provide the opportunity to learn about a successfully evaluated program through daily preparations and interactions with our participants.

Applicant Requirements:

Upper level, college student. Demonstrated ability to work with adolescents and people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to follow directions and complete tasks with minimal supervision.

Suggested College Major:

Preferably majoring in social services, education, child and youth development, psychology or sociology