Girls Rock Internship and Training Program (GRIT) 2017
Hello! We are so excited that you're interested in becoming an Intern with Girls Rock! Rochester this year! Please read the information below fully and carefully before submitting your application.

The goals of the intern program include:
-Healthy Identity Development
-Reciprocal Learning (teaching others AND learning from others)

Girls Rock! Rochester's Girls Rock Internship and Training (GRIT) program takes place during Girls Rock Camp, July 31 - August 5th at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester. During camp week, GRITs will assist adult volunteers with instrument instruction, devise and implement a plan for moving gear throughout the day, and serve as mentors to younger campers, setting a positive tone and role modeling supportive behavior. They will also participate in their own workshops and small group sessions to learn new music and critical thinking skills and engage in deeper conversations about leadership, identity, feminism and other topics. It is important to be able to work cooperatively with other youth in the GRIT program while following the direction of coordinators and staff, move equipment safely and efficiently, and be ready to try and learn new things.

Please note: There are a limited number of spaces in the GRIT program.

GRITs are expected to:
-Commit to fully participating in the GRIT program, including the required training before camp and camp orientation, the full camp week (July 31 - August 4), and the showcase on Saturday, August 5
-Arrive on time each day, ready to participate; GRITs will arrive before other campers and stay later to debrief each day
-Role model supportive behavior and help create a positive environment for campers through positive and inclusive language and actions
-Demonstrate enthusiasm for the work at all levels, in instruction, gear systems/moving (there's a lot of gear to move and that's part of the job!), and in GRIT or camper workshops
-Exhibit interest in and willingness to engage in introspection and personal reflection around gender, oppression/privilege, teaching, learning, and leadership as well as societal systems that create these experiences
-Communicate to Girls Rock! Rochester staff and GRIT program coordinator if they experience any issues with campers, other GRITs, or camp volunteers

June 3 : GRIT applications are DUE by 11:59pm
June 7: GRITs are selected
June 26: GRIT training, 1-4 PM
Girls Rock Camp Session (GRIT program takes place): July 31 - August 4
Hours during camp week: 8:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday; 11:00am-4:00pm, Saturday Showcase

Any youth between 16-19 years old. You do not have to have participated in a Girls Rock Camp program before, but we do take past camp participation into consideration.

When you apply to be in the GRIT program you can choose to receive volunteer credit or a small stipend of $200 for participating.

1. Complete and submit this form by 11:59pm on June 3!

2. Submit a letter of recommendation that outlines your strengths and qualities, and why you should be accepted into the GRIT program. Letters of recommendation can be from any adult outside your family who knows you well, such as a teacher, counselor, youth group leader, employer, etc. Letters of recommendation can be emailed to: or hard copies can be mailed to PO Box 10706, Rochester, NY 14610. Letters of recommendation must be RECEIVED by Girls Rock! Rochester by June 3!

If you have any questions about the application or the GRIT program, please email:

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