TORCH Program Intern
Early January through June 30th, 2013*
*Opportunity to continue through the Summer.
REPORTS TO: Youth Coordinator
10-15 hours per week**
**Tuesdays between 1-6pm (MANDATORY)
**Availability on Monday and Thursday strongly preferred.
This position is UNPAID. We will help secure academic credit if applicable.
The Teen Outreach Reproductive Challenge, known as TORCH®, is a nationally recognized program that combines peer sexual and reproductive health education and leadership training for New York City youth. TORCH Peer Leaders build their self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and learn to make responsible choices. Then they share their knowledge with other teens by facilitating workshops around New York City.
The Continuing Education Meetings are held every Tuesdays between the hours of 4-6pm. These meetings are designed to increase educational opportunities for a diverse group of young people, continue training on gaps in knowledge and skills and to expose the group to various topics they request related to Sexual Reproductive Health issues.
Interns provide hands-on assistance to a diverse and dynamic group of high school students from all five boroughs of New York City who are involved in this nationally recognized program.
- Assist TORCH staff in designing and planning weekly session agendas for Tuesday meetings.
- Help develop and organize resource materials for Peer Leaders.
- Assist with program evaluation efforts.
- Track outreach efforts and their results.
- Mentor TORCH peer leadership positions.
- Travel to workshop locations to observe Peer Leader workshops.
- Assist TORCH Program staff with other tasks as necessary.
- An understanding and enjoyment of working directly with a diverse group of adolescents.
- Experience and comfort facilitating youth programs, specifically around sexuality education.
- Strong personal commitment to youth development and sexual and reproductive health/rights/justice issues.
- Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health/adolescent sexuality.
· Flexibility and creativity to work well with a small team of staff and interns.
- Research and computer skills, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and data entry.
- Time, organizational and management skills.
- Graduate students encouraged to apply.
This is a great opportunity for aspiring educators, social workers, and counselors.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “TORCH Intern”. People of color, LGBTQI persons and especially those with an overall passion for working with young people and who want to gain a meaningful experience are encouraged to apply.