Summer Internship 2017

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Description

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based, non-profit organization, in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed Stuy) Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.
CPNYC offers an innovative and unique after-school program and summer day camp, the only one of its kind in New York City, specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parents serving time in prison.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The Summer 2017 Internship role will be to assist the CPNYC team with day-to-day responsibilities in various departments that are crucial to the agency. This internship experience will allow individuals to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-world experiences in diverse areas. This internship opportunity is a great way to gain exposure to core functions within a non-profit organization.
Internship opportunities are available in the following areas: Summer Day Camp, Mentoring, Human Resources, Mental Health Services, Finance & Non-Profit Management



Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct a variety of administrative and/or program tasks as assigned
• Assist counselors with planning and creating innovative age appropriate activities (Summer Day Camp & Mental Health Department).
• Ensure the health, safety, and well being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities (Summer Day Camp & Mental Health Department).
• Work with various department managers and employees on assigned tasks and projects
• Greet visitors, parents and the general public alike; answer and route phone calls
• Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.

Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:
•Junior/Senior in college. New grads are welcome to apply
•Agree to maintain strict confidentiality on all information related CPNYC
•Applicable coursework or work/intern experience
•Passionate about non-profit and willingness to learn
•Self-starter with strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel required)
•Sense of humor and collegiality
•Must be able to commit to 28 hours per week from June 19 to August 18

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