dreamBronx Summer Internship Job Description 

Position:         dreamBronx Summer Youth Program Intern

Supervisor:         Katie Williams, Summer Program Director  

Location:         South Bronx, NY

Work Schedule: TBD

Requirements: See below

Organization Description:

A House on Beekman (AHOB) was born six years ago when four pregnant women from the South Bronx and a recent NYU graduate sat together in an abandoned church on Beekman Avenue. That day, we dreamed about the potential in the lives these women were about to bring into the world. We longed for their children to have access to high-quality education, a community of people that encouraged them, and opportunities they’d only dreamed about. Our mission at A House on Beekman is to equip the next generation of the South Bronx to break cycles of poverty and reach their full potential in careers that are meaningful to them. We want to invest now in the future leaders of this neighborhood, those who will one day have the power to transform every industry and system that contributes to the root causes of poverty: the local police officer who recognizes each human being, the chief of surgery at our local hospital who understands the challenges of low income medicine, the principal who came from a failing public school, the politician who knows the constituents, and the landlords who see the neighborhood itself as a long-term investment. We do that by following kids from birth to career, with holistic support for the child and their family. In six years, we have built a continuous pipeline of programs from birth to middle school with 200 annual participants. Our programs include a Babies to Three program, a preschool in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (DOE), an afterschool program, a middle school program, and summer camp for elementary and middle school students.

Mission:

A House on Beekman strives to create a seamless series of programs from birth to career that empowers the next generation of the South Bronx to reach their full potential. This mission is realized at the middle school level by the following: dreamBronx is dedicated to the renewal of the South Bronx through education, altruism, and mentorship.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the dreamBronx Program Director, Derek J. Smith, the Summer Intern will work directly with middle school students, supporting on all service learning projects, enrichment/academic classes and development of youth leadership skills. Summer staff is also expected to support with the Inaugural Summer Camping Trip July TBD and other areas as needed. 

Requirements:

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Major job duties include:

Standards for Professional Performance:

  1. Maintain professional standards of performance, punctuality, demeanor and appearance at all times.
  2. Adhere to AHOB’s respectful style of modeling, coaching, and intervention with youth to promote high standards of youth behavior.
  3. Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with the AHOB’s policies and standards and conforming to the scheduling requirements of the job. Keep record of all receipts, logs, and contact information.
  4. Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a positive, constructive problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  5. Maintain an awareness of the AHOB’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  6. Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by the AHOB for the care and welfare of the youth and their families.
  7. Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience if made available.