Early Childhood Internship, Puentes a las artes

Posted by Puentes de Salud on October 2, 2017

Registration deadline: October 15th, 2017

We seek highly motivated individuals from all backgrounds to serve as interns in our after-school program for children ages 3-4. Puentes de Salud serves the rapidly growing Latino immigrant community of South Philadelphia through an integrated approach to health, education, and wellness. Our education branch, Puentes Hacia el Futuro, is predicated upon the well-evidenced fact that education is inextricably tied to the health of individuals and communities. Our mission is to holistically support the education and development of our community’s children to foster positive long-term health outcomes. Interns will have the unparalleled opportunity to work and to learn at the intersection of social justice, migration, and urban education in a community-based, bilingual environment. Interns will be able to build close relationships with a small group of students and work closely as part of our team. Interns may use this work to fulfill academic field work, internship, or independent study requirements.

Puentes a las artes / Bridges to the Arts
In partnership with the Barnes Foundation, we are creating the newest program in our educational offerings. This project will support emergent bilingual learners in developing strong foundations for life-long literacy. Children will use art as a launching point to amplify their bilingual vocabulary and to foster critical thinking and observational skills in a culturally-relevant program. Weekly after-school classes will involve bilingual read alouds, literacy-focused activities, and art observation and making. In addition to the after-school portion, the program will offer monthly art and literacy workshops and free visits to the Barnes’ collection to foster multi-layered engagement with rich learning experiences in and outside of the classroom.

Eligibility & Requirements
This internship is available to a highly accomplished and responsible college/graduate student or adult community member. Proficiency in Spanish is required, fluency desired.

Orientation: October 24th or 26th, 3-5:30pm
Sessions: October 31st – December 14th, 2017; January 23rd – May 10th, 2018
Schedule: 3:00-5:30pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays. (select one or both days)
Hours: A minimum of 2.5 hours per week (one day) on a consistent day Tuesday or Thursday (or both, if possible).

We prefer interns to participate for an entire academic year, but we are also able to involve those who can only commit to one semester at a time.

Location: Southwark School at 1835 S. 9th St. Philadelphia.

In order to work with us, please follow these steps by October 15th, 2017:
Fill out our PHF Early Childhood Intern Registration

Complete a PA criminal background check and child abuse clearance – both are free and online: PHF Clearances Instructions.

When emailing to us, specify ‘early childhood’ in the subject line.

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