Puentes de Salud

After-School Tutoring and Mentoring Program Internships, Puentes Hacia el Futuro

Posted on April 10, 2017

Puentes Hacia el Futuro
After-School Tutoring and Mentoring Program
2017-2018 Team Leader Internship

Application First Deadline: Friday April 21, 2017; Second Deadline: Friday August 11, 2017
Internship positions are limited and competitive, please apply early.

The purpose of the Team Leader internship is to take an active role in preparing for, leading, and
following up on academic support sessions and educational activities for children K-8. The Team Leader
will work closely with educators and leaders in the Puentes organization, have the opportunity to
contribute directly to program facilitation, develop an understanding of the social determinants of health
impacting our community, and receive valuable mentorship. Team Leaders must possess interpersonal
skills to join an enthusiastic group that is passionate about supporting the education, health, and wellness
of Latino children in South Philadelphia.

Puentes Hacia el Futuro, Puentes de Salud’s education and wellness program, is predicated upon the
well-evidenced fact that education is inextricably tied to the health of individuals and communities. The
mission of Puentes Hacia el Futuro is to improve the educational achievement of children in the South
Philadelphia Latino immigrant community in order to improve long-term health outcomes, as well as to
provide support in the context of extremely limited educational resources.

Responsibilities include:
● Facilitate after-school sessions at least 2 days weekly. Schedule must remain constant for the
entire semester.
● Supervise tutor interns and Puentes students (approximately 4 adult tutors and 15 students).
● Engage students in their homework and lead daily literacy and curricular activities.
● Preparation, facilitation, and follow-up tasks for assigned tutoring sessions.
● Take an active role in the guidance, and training of volunteers.
● Build relationships and work with parents and family members to enhance children’s educational

Eligibility & Requirements
This internship is available to a highly accomplished and responsible college or graduate student.
Proficiency in Spanish not required. Preference given to those who can participate year long.

Dates: Orientation – Week of September 4th, Monday-Friday, 3-5:30pm (select one day)
Fall Sessions: September 11th – December 7th, 2017; Spring: January 15th – May 3rd, 2018.
Schedule: 3:00-5:30 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (select two days minimum)
Hours: Specific schedules and total semester hours are arranged individually prior to beginning.
Non-credit university based internships/Independent study hours are approximately 12 hours per week.

Location: Southwark School, 1835 South 9th Street

Contact us with any questions at education@puentesdesalud.org

Puentes de Salud Fall 2017 Team Leader Internship Application


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