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Coaching Corps was founded on the twin truths that playing sports with well-trained coaches boosts kids’ social, physical, and educational growth, and that gross disparities exist in participation levels between low-income and middle-class youngsters, as well as between boys and girls. We work vigorously to eliminate these disparities by providing communities and after-school programs with the resources they need to use sports as a vehicle to improve health, education, and social outcomes for young people.
Coaching Corps partners with colleges and universities to recruit, train, and place college students as volunteer coaches in after-school programs. In addition, we identify and encourage best practices within the youth sports and after-school fields, and advocate for public and private support and investment in youth sports for kids living in low-income communities.
Over the past 10 years, Coaching Corps has created over 100,000 after-school sports opportunities for young people living in low-income communities. Coaching Corps is recognized as the leading intermediary in California and beyond, connecting students from over 40 universities with the rewards of community service and with kids who need trained coaches as teachers and role models. Our team is building an influential and vocal constituency of young people, policy-makers, and opinion leaders in support of youth sports for all kids, regardless of their circumstances or the neighborhood they live in.
Coaching Corps is at an important point in its development and is poised for significant growth. In the next few years we are expanding throughout California and nationally, while increasing our success in reaching kids who are least likely to participate in sports. We aim to reach 500,000 young people across the nation. To do this, it is critical that we effectively develop and measure the outcomes of our programmatic activities and disseminate our successes to our various constituencies.
Coaching Corps is seeking highly motivated Research and Evaluation interns to help support the execution of our learning agenda around our programmatic activities. Interns will work directly with the Research and Evaluation team to assist with the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of our program data. The intern will have the opportunity to develop significant evaluation experience in the areas of youth, sports and outcomes and will interface with members of all Coaching Corps departments.
Start date is immediate. Hours may range from 10-40 hours per week, depending on intern availability and interest. This is an unpaid position. Coaching Corps encourages participation from students who are seeking opportunities to apply for course credit with their school, as well as professionals who are looking to gain evaluation experience in order to return to graduate school.
ResponsibilitiesCoaching Corps interns assume one or more of the below responsibilities, depending on project needs and intern availability:
• Compiling results from key programmatic evaluations and assisting with the presentation and dissemination of the results to Coaching Corps staff and leadership.
• Assisting with background research on the impacts of physical activity and sports on physical fitness and youth development. This includes identifying key research and summarizing findings for senior staff.
• Assist with program data cleanup in Salesforce and system documentation.
• In addition to these tasks, interns have the opportunity to lead or contribute to other projects and tasks, and develop a personalized learning agenda around key skill sets that they seek to develop or expand.