[Summer 2020] Elementary through College Program Interns

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DREAM (formerly known as DREAM Charter School and Harlem RBI), is an innovative educational and youth development organization, serving over 2,500 East Harlem and South Bronx youth by providing free, high-quality summer and after-school programs to youth ages 5-22 years in an intensive multi-year commitment that connects youth and families to age-appropriate programs and passionate professional staff over time.

DREAM is seeking dynamic individuals to serve as Elementary through College Program Interns . The ideal candidate understands and values DREAM’s comprehensive approach to youth development and inspire, lead, and motivate DREAM staff to drive outcomes that support youth in recognizing their potential and realizing their dreams. 

Like all DREAM staff members Elementary through College Program Interns should demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and values of DREAM and should have substantial expertise in all areas of responsibility. Come join an organization that has been recognized as one of the “50 Best Non-Profits to Work For” by The Nonprofit Times and as the winner of the Nonprofit Excellence Award – Silver Prize for Overall Management Excellence by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York.

Summer 2020 Elementary through College Program Intern Roles:
- RealKids Operations Intern
- High School Access Intern
- College Access and Success Intern

RealKids Operations Intern

    • This intern will have the opportunity to intern under the supervision of the Camps Manager. The ideal candidate has an active interest in youth development and has a can-do attitude in serving our youth as best possible.
    • Support with the enrollment process (i.e. scheduling, calendar management, etc.);
    • Manage and organize instructional materials to ensure efficiency in distribution;
    • Support individual and groups of youth and chaperone field trips, as needed
    • Support with family outreach and communication (i.e. mass mailing, and phone calls);
    • Support with auditing of participant files;
    • Support with day-to-day operations (i.e. front desk)
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Hours: Monday-Thursdays: 8:00am-5pm & Fridays- 9am-3pm
    • Locations: South Bronx, East Harlem

    • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Undergraduate status at an accredited University;
    • Some experience in education/ and youth development;
    • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel) and Google Suite;
    • Strong organizational skills - ability to coordinate materials, supplies, attendance lists, etc. to determine logistics for workshops and ensure smooth operation of events.
    • Professionalism, dependability and punctuality are must along with attention to detail;
    • Ability to work within a team structure as well as independently;
    • Motivation, the ability to take initiative and use creative problem solving skills;

High School Access Intern

    • Under the supervision of the High school Access and Alumni Coordinator this intern will have the opportunity to engage with middle school age youth as well coordinate initiatives geared for student success.
    • Create DREAM specific high school directory (high schools that meet college and career readiness criteria)
    • Build independent day/boarding school directory that includes data on school performance
    • Research updated high school performance data Draft calendar/timeline of important dates for high school access including open houses and high school placement program application deadlines
    • Assist in the creation of additional resources for families going through the high school application process Manage student files
    • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM
    • Location: East Harlem

    • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Undergraduate status at an accredited University;
    • Experience with research, especially education/school based learning;
    • Approachable and engaging presence - ability to connect with adolescents;
    • Ability to collect, audit and record data;
    • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel) and Google Suite;
    • Strong organizational skills - ability to coordinate materials, supplies, attendance lists, etc. to determine logistics for workshops and ensure smooth operation of events.
    • Professionalism, dependability and punctuality are must along with attention to detail;
    • Ability to work within a team structure as well as independently;
    • Motivation, the ability to take initiative and use creative problem solving skills;

College Access & Success Intern

    • Chaperone and mentor during DREAM’s weeklong residency at SUNY Old Westbury (where our rising
    • seniors will stay in dorms and take writing workshops taught by college professors);
    • Prep materials, plan activities and co-facilitate during DREAMs Summer Academy (where our rising seniors continue to engage in conversations and workshops related to college access); Lead all youth documentation review and audits;
    • Build a College Counselor Directory for High Schools that participants attend.
    • Facilitate at least one Summer Bridge Session (where our rising college freshman prepare for the start of their college career),
    • Support Legends staff with planning and execution of program events.
    • Hours: Monday-Thursday (Flexible, Min 30 hrs)
    • Location: East Harlem

    • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Undergraduate status at an accredited University;
    • Approachable and engaging presence - ability to connect with young adults;
    • Ability to collect, audit and record data;
    • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel) and Google Suite;
    • Professionalism, dependability and punctuality are must along with attention to detail;
    • Ability to work within a team structure as well as independently;
    • Motivation, the ability to take initiative and use creative problem solving skills;
    • Experience with logistics for workshops and ensure smooth operation of events a plus
Join our 2020 Summer Cohort, as an opportunity to,
1) Enhance professional skills in an inclusive learning environment
2) Engage with DREAM staff and learn about career pathways and professional tools for success
3) Develop and Grow your personal network by meeting new peers

Program Overview:
- 10 Week Program ( June 8- August 14). Note, some intern roles are asked to have earlier start dates.
- June On-boarding and Orientation Week.
- Group Events ( Speed Networking, Professional Speaker Panel, Team Outing).
- Intern roles are Unpaid: NYC Metro Card will be provided and course credit/ volunteer credits can be applied.

DREAM provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.