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Puentes Hacia El Futuro: Summer Camp 2016 Internships

Posted on March 21, 2016

Puentes Hacia el Futuro
Programa de Enriquecimiento Educativo
Puentes Hacia El Futuro: Summer Camp 2016 Internships
Priority application deadline: March 18th, 2016; Applicants accepted on a rolling and waitlist
basis after this date

July 5th-August 19th, 2016
Orientation: July 5th-July 8th, 10am 4pm;
Sessions: July 11th-August 19th, 2016

Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
(Thursday field trip times vary)
Location: Southwark School (1835 South 9th Street)

About Puentes Hacia El Futuro
Puentes Hacia El Futuro, an educational enrichment program, is an important component of Puentes de Salud’s mission to improve the health and wellness of the Latino immigrant community of South Philadelphia. ( www.puentesdesalud.org ). The children of South Philadelphia’s Latino community come from a rich background of bicultural and bilingual heritage but also confront significant academic, cultural, and social challenges as they begin their primary education in the Philadelphia public school system. The mission of Puentes Hacia El Futuro is to promote the health and wellness of this community by supporting these children’s education in a multifaceted approach. Specifically, we aim to improve the educational achievement, literacy, and self-esteem of the students we serve by providing tutoring, mentoring, and support services for children and families.

Internship Description
The Puentes Hacia El Futuro program is offering a six-week summer program to 40-50 children who could most benefit from extra support in reaching grade level literacy. We are seeking a group of interns who will facilitate interactive sessions. Interns will have a significant amount of leadership and teamwork responsibility and thus are expected to be highly motivated. The interns will be responsible for the daily functioning of the program by leading educational, cultural, and activities and lessons for the children.

The interns will work closely with educators, and leaders in the Puentes organization and gain an understanding of the social determinants of health and social justice issues impacting our community.

This is a special opportunity to learn about and to practice the process of development and
implementation of a public health initiative.

Responsibilities include:
● Commit to provide tutoring/mentoring and organizational support for 35-40 hours per week for seven weeks. Any interested candidates must be available for the entire duration of the program.
● Facilitation of activities and lessons for daily sessions.
● Provide guidance and support to children and other interns.
● Build relationships and work with parents, family members, and external resources to enhance children’s educational experience.

*Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Puentes Hacia el Futuro
Programa de Enriquecimiento Educativo

This internship is available for a college student or recent college graduate. We are seeking a highly motivated person with excellent interpersonal skills to join an enthusiastic group that is passionate about supporting the education, health and wellness of the children in this community. Fluency or proficiency in Spanish is required. It is important for the intern to have a strong interest in building relationships with the children and families with whom we work.

Applicants must submit a copy of a CV or resume along with a cover letter that explains why they would like to work with the Puentes Hacia El Futuro program in a leadership capacity. Applications will be accepted until March 18th, candidates will be selected on a rolling basis. Please submit your application materials online.

Summer 2016 Internship Application
Please contact us with any questions at puentes.tutor@gmail.com

Sin Puentes, Todos Seríamos Islas
Puentes de Salud • 267-714-8048
1700 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19146

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