Girls, Inc. inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold. Their programs – in partnership with schools, the community, youth-serving organizations, and at their offices – focus on the development of the whole girl. A combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment and research-based programs equip girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty and become role models in their community.
Interning at Girls, Inc:
- Students are expected to report in-person for direct service with students (6-7 hours per week) and are permitted to work remotely to complete lesson plans, attend virtual meetings, and prepare for their program(s) (3-4 hours per week).
- Programs are hosted in Camden both in-school, afterschool, and Saturdays. In-school hours are typically 9AM – 3PM and afterschool is 3-5PM at various school sites in the area. Saturdays are 9AM – 3PM at Rutgers-Camden’s campus.
- Camden sites currently include (though subject to change)
- Molina Lower Elementary School
- Yorkship Elementary School
- Morgan Village Middle School
- Camden Prep Mt. Emphraim Campus
- Students would periodically need to travel to our office (specifically for training, collect materials, meetings, etc.) which is located in South Philadelphia at 1901 S. 9th Street, Suite 602, Philadelphia, PA 19148
- Plan and implement weekly Girls Inc. researched based and developmentally appropriate programming to girls between the ages of 6-18
- Work with co-facilitator(s) to lead sessions (up to 25 girls per session) at local schools and community sites
- Prepare materials and resources for each session
- Provide a safe and supportive space for all girls
- Foster an atmosphere of fun and learning while serving as a role model for youth
- Communicate with school liaison/admin to promote, support, and encourage participation in programs
- Attend onboarding training, professional development sessions, and monthly intern meetings
- Demonstrated effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy levels.
- Ability to work as part of a team and individually
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience working with youth is considered, but not required
- Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to federal background check, employment history, and criminal background check
- All majors are considered
- Bilingual (Spanish) students encouraged to apply