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Academics and Program InternBookmark This
40 Fountain St.
Posted: April 28 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionYear Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide in our country by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
We achieve this through a high-support, high-expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, corporate internships, college-level coursework, a behavior guidance system and several levels of support to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Our intensive training and education program serves urban young adults, ages 18-24, in Boston, New York City, Providence and Washington, D.C. We have achieved excellent results to date: 100% placement of qualified students into internships, 90% of interns meet or exceed partner expectations, 87% of graduates placed in full or part-time positions, and a $15/hr average wage at placement.
Year Up has received numerous awards, including Fast Company Magazine’s Social Capitalist Awards in 2005, 2006, and 2007, recognizing Year Up’s innovative model and social impact. For more information, please visit www.yearup.org.
ResponsibilitiesThe intern will assist the Program and Academic Director and Academic Specialist with special projects such as managing the tutoring program, developing plans for student activities, and participating in Learning Community activities. In addition, S/He may be responsible for any of the following roles:
• Tutor – Work with students weekly in a variety of subjects.
• Co-advisor – Co-advise students weekly.
• Teaching assistant – Grade assignments and assist with other classroom activities.
• Learning Community member – Facilitate weekly opening/feedback sessions.
• Operations assistant – Assist with daily academic operational tasks such as scheduling, preping materials, etc. S/He may assist with cross-functional projects as needed.
RequirementsExcellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work well within a team environment or independently
Ability to be flexible and work on multiple projects simultaneously