Domus Community Based Summer InternBookmark This
83 Lockwood Avenue
DescriptionSince 1972, Domus has helped thousands of our region’s most vulnerable youth and their families experience success. The love, structure, and support we provide at our charter schools, residential programs, and community programs enable our kids and families to reach their full potential. Our ability to build relationships helps kids and families who may be struggling in school or in life focus on their strengths and make good choices.
Our approach focuses on key life transitions—moving from elementary to middle school, middle to high school, and high school to skilled work, college, or vocational programs—which are critical to future success but are also when youth are most vulnerable.
Internship opportunities may include the following: research, analysis, review, program development, logistical, marketing, web, and administrative support. Visit our website for details.
ResponsibilitiesDuties and Responsibilities:
• Spend a day in each core program you will be working in
• Work on Overall activities— Holiday Boards, Sanctuary Monthly topic boards including themed or recommended reads for the appropriate age groups
Weeks 2-4(Work & Learn)
• Codifying the Culinary Curriculum
• Updating Life Skills Curriculum
• Codifying the Bike and Engine shops
• Teaching a Life Skills class
• Teaching a Culinary class based off of the curriculum
• Adjusting curriculum based on feedback of kids and Mitch DePino
Weeks 5-8 (Lion's Den)
• Adaptation of Kidz Lit Curriculum to more Middle School friendly books (many 2nd grade reader books are for 2nd graders)
o Work with Reading Specialist to Identify those books
o Assure all books are there with work plans
• Codifying current Workforce Development and Life Skills Curriculum
• Tie in assessments and data to the above
• Cross referencing with Work and Learn Curriculum for best practices
• Teaching Kidz Lit formatted book club
• Modifying based on feedback of class and Glenroy Allen
Weeks 9-11 (Chester Addison Community Center)
• Doing a newsletter with the Middle School kids (If not done already)
• Writing a K-5 Psycho-education Curriculum to achieve the points with being age appropriate— Gingerbread man activity etc.
o Working with librarian to find themed reads for Psycho-education and for themes
o Arts and craft activities around Sanctuary etc.
• Working with Educational Advocates to administer Middle School Kidz Lit curriculum that was done at Lion’s Den
• Teach a Psycho-education class
• Modify curriculum based on the feedback of kids and Mike Duggan
• Committed to Domus core principles and Sanctuary Model® commitments
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong work ethic and willingness to learn
• Self-motivated, independent, and organized
• Experience in after-school programs
• Pursuing an Education degree or an interest in teaching
• Concern for the population we serve