Reports to: Site Director, Summer LIT!
The Summer LIT! Admin and Community Engagement Intern Scope of Work:
YA is seeking enthusiastic applicants to work closely with the on-site director as they support the operations of a Summer LIT! site. The Summer LIT! Intern is crucial to helping YA achieve its goals around family/community engagement and student attendance. The intern will gain knowledge in daily procedures within a summer learning setting and support student achievement, daily attendance, climate and culture, and class scheduling. Interns will have the opportunity to lead various aspects of engaging and partnering with families, including planning the culminating event. The intern is required to collaborate with all site-based staff, including teachers, paraeducators, athletics teacher, and all guest teachers. This intern will gain experience working with different stakeholders, including district-level administration over the Office of Extended Learning, Office of Fine Arts, food and nutrition, transportation, student support and safety, and communications.
About Summer LIT!
In partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning will operate six Summer LIT! program sites across Baltimore City in 2021. Summer LIT! (formerly known as SummerREADS) is a six-week summer program that provides students an engaging, arts-integrated approach to literacy programming. By providing opportunities for creative, hands-on learning through the arts, the program helps to improve students’ reading and writing skills and to prevent summer learning loss. Key components of the program include arts-integrated literacy instruction, small group tutoring, artist residencies, community partner visits, and weekly STEM projects. Summer LIT! serves students in grades K-5 and will be held in-person in summer 2021.
Admin and Community Engagement Interns Must Have:
Passion for the arts and education is a must!
Experience and passion for working with students.
Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and interest in working with families and the larger school community.
Interns will need to provide their own transportation to and from the school site.
All interns will complete an on-boarding questionnaire with their supervisor to identify the specific goals the intern has and what specifically they would like to learn/experience during the internship.
All interns must be 18 years old
Required Dates, Times and Work Hours
Admin and Community Engagement Interns must be able to commit to attending all training and program days listed below:
Training and Professional Development Week - Monday, June 21 - Wednesday, June 23 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Monday - Thursday, June 28 - August 5, 2021. No program July 5.
8:00 am – 3:30 pm each day
Those who successfully complete the internship are eligible to receive a stipend in the amount of $1,000.
College credit, if desired, can be arranged (and must be worked out in advance with the applicant's college or university)
Scope of Work:
Assist site director with daily operations and implementation of the summer learning instructional program to ensure that all students have access to unique, relevant, challenging, and fun learning experiences.
Assist with the collection and recording of student attendance and achievement data.
Support weekly meetings/training with staff and the overall operation of the program. Collaborate with teaching staff to ensure that all necessary supplies are purchased and available for use.
Work closely with YA and Baltimore City Schools stakeholders to ensure smooth operation of the site including site staff, contract staff and external partners.
Support staff with student supervision at lunch and during recess periods.
Support a behavior management system with supervision from site director.
Coordinate volunteers assisting for various events at the site, from classroom setup to the culminating event.
Work in partnership with YA’s Communications Office to execute a parent engagement strategy on social media.
Build relationships with families to ensure the greatest impact of the program on their students.
Accompany site visitors including parents and families as they tour the program.
Partner with site directors to develop and create weekly newsletters/flyers for parents and families sharing highlights from the week and previewing upcoming weeks. Support coordination of communication with parents and families, as needed.
Communicate regularly with parents via text through YA’s Student Management system. Communication would include attendance and field trip information.
Take photographs and video daily to document the program and to share with students and families.
Coordinate family fun logistics in collaboration with the site directors and YA staff.
Coordinate with and provide support for various partnerships and external stakeholders.
Lead the marketing and coordination for the culminating event.
Submit verbal and written reports as required.
Attend required training and meetings as directed by YA.
Other duties as assigned.