Staten Island Internship Opportunities for Adolescent Literacy Program
IRC-Staten Island is launching a dynamic after school Adolescent Literacy Program at Berta A. Dreyfus Intermediate School 49 (IS 49) in Staten Island, supported by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. The 3-year program will operate 3 days per week, fusing literacy instruction with the creative arts around the theme of world cultures to help low-income students reading below grade level (achieved Level 2 on the 2009 City or State English Language Arts exams) to improve their literacy skills. The Program will employ multiple strategies to improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. The goal for each participant at the time of program completion is to be reading and writing at grade level.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASSISTANT TEACHER (1 position) AND LITERACY TUTORS (3 positions)
Location: Berta A. Dreyfus Intermediate School 49, Staten Island, and IRC New York Regional Office
Reports to: Program Officer, NY Refugee Youth Program
Position term: September 27 – December 23, 2010 (potential to extend through May 31, 2011)
Hours: 6-10 hours per week
- Assist Literacy Teacher to tutor students in small group literacy activities
- Facilitate or participate in cultural and academic enrichment activities with students
- Aid in behavior management that promotes policies and practices of the Adolescent Literacy Program to create a productive learning environment
- Work and communicate consistently with IRC staff, volunteers, and school personnel as needed.
- Complete case notes related to the day’s tutoring and/or recreational activity
- Other related duties as assigned
- Minimum current Bachelors of Education student for Literacy Tutors; Masters of Education student preferred for the Assistant Literacy Teacher position
- Reliable and flexible
- Participate in an IRC Youth Program Orientation and Trainings
- Willing to learn about cross-cultural communication and ethnic backgrounds of clients.
- Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.
- Experience & commitment to working with youth, preferably adolescents reading below grade level and English Language Learners
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English; additional fluency in Spanish an asset.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter no later than September 15, 2010 to: Sara.Rowbottom@theIRC.org
Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. This internship is unpaid.