Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Internship Opportunities at a Local High School!

Spring Semester 2013: Two Volunteer Internship opportunities in a Neighboring High School


INTERNSHIP mentoring and tutoring high school students having academic challenges; No specific major necessary, but an interest in supporting, encouraging and empowering youth. Experience working with minority (Latino and African-American) youth helpful, but not required. Tutors/mentors will assist with traditional homework assignments and learn coaching skills to assist youth in becoming independent learners and self-motivated. Enthusiastic, positive and patient spirit essential.

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:45pm, plus orientation and supervision Monday, 2:30-4:30pm, but not every week. Begins with the start of the spring semester at UMD.

Location: High Point H.S., Beltsville, MD, 15 minutes from UMD.

Credit Options: 2 credits, 90 hours for students interested in enrolling in BSOS288I or BSOS388I.


INTERNSHIP in Conflict Resolution and Training of Peer Mediators at local High School. An interest in conflict resolution, working with youth in small group setting is important; no specific major necessary. Background in Communications preferred. Conflict Resolution or Human Development experience is desirable. Experience working with minority (Latino and African-American) youth helpful, but not required. Interns will learn the ins and outs of building and maintaining a program in which high school students are trained to mediate conflicts between other students, both formally (when specifically requested by both parties to mediate a conflict) and informally (stepping in without a special invitation when a conflict emerges). Interns will assist with the training of the students, and also observe and oversee the mediations. Interns may also have the opportunity to observe and assist with Peacemaking Circles used in high school classrooms.

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:45pm, plus orientation and supervision Monday, 2:30-4:30pm, but not every week. Begins with the start of the spring semester at UMD.

Location: High Point H.S., Beltsville, MD, 15 minutes from UMD.

Credits: 2 credits, 90 hours for students interested in enrolling in BSOS288I or BSOS388I.

To apply, contact Jane Connor, 202-684-5974 phone, or janemconnor@gmail.com