SJP 2017-2018 – Internship Registration – All Projects

September 1, 2017 - 12 am

Chicago

St. Joseph Services (Austin)

LOCATION:

501 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644

SUPERVISOR INFORMATION:

TBD

MISSION STATEMENT:
Inspired by the vision of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph Services educates youth and adults, developing values and talents through collaborations to strengthen communities.

PRIMARY CAUSE AREA(S) OF PROJECT: Community Development, Education

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This project will give students the opportunity to work with the program staff in our After School Program at the Austin St. Angela School site. The After School Program serves community youth ages 3 – 14. Interns will assist program staff with classroom activities and supervision, mentoring, tutoring, academic enrichment, fitness, nutrition and various extracurricular activities and clubs.

 

1) What clear, meaningful learning opportunities will be provided for the intern(s) to gain knowledge and perspectives about their own social identities as well as those from diverse populations?

Interns will work directly with participants and staff, thus being exposed to firsthand accounts and experiences of the impact of systemic inequality affecting the Austin community. They will understand the history of St. Joseph Services and work to address the academic and socio-economic disparities experienced by the predominantly African-American population in Austin.

 

2) How will your project help interns learn the systemic and structural needs of the marginalized communities and populations that your organization targets?

During the internship, St. Joseph Staff will engage the interns in discussions about social justice issues impacting the community, invite interns to share what they have learned through experience and education, and involve the interns in developing program activities and practices that will improve St. Joseph Services’ capacity to impact the life outcomes of our participants.

 

3) What skills/tools will the intern(s) gain that will help them learn and practice working with diverse communities to change systemic and structural inequities? This can include civic/political exposure and engagement.

Interns can expect to gain skills and experience in education, youth development, early childhood, tutoring, community engagement, and social justice. Interns will also be encouraged to assist with and/or teach their own classes or extra-curricular club based on their own skills and interests (sports, computer, science, yoga, dance, etc.)

 

4) What consistent duties and/or tasks are associated with the project?

“The interns will work with the program staff in our After School Program at the Austin St. Angela School site. The After School Program serves community youth ages 3 – 14. Interns will assist program staff with classroom activities and supervision, mentoring, tutoring, academic enrichment, fitness, nutrition and various extracurricular activities and clubs.

Interns may also choose to work in our Mentoring Program at the Austin Community Family Center on Sundays. Interns will assist and participate in open gym activities while developing a mentoring relationship with local community teens and young adults. Interns will also participate in the monthly Community Presentations that engages local young adults in workforce development skills and connections.”

 

5) Finally, please describe how the results of their project(s) will help the intern(s) understand the impact of their work within the community/population.

We the St. Joseph Services Family have manufactured a culture of Developing Youth, Educating Adults, Transforming Lives while also creating environments where our volunteers/interns feel Welcomed, Engaged, and Appreciated. The project should inspire our interns to bring their unique gifts, talents, and skills set to effectively assist our organization in the delivery of our services to the Austin community. By bringing their unique talents and gifts will give the intern a better outlook, appreciation, and understanding of how their service will impact the Austin Community.

HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO ORGANIZATION’S MISSION?:

Oral History with E.D., Literature Review, Review of Public Policy

HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO TARGET POPULATIONS?:
Direct Service Delivery, Documentary Viewing

SKILLS INTERN WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN AT PLACEMENT:

Event Planning, Program Execution, Community Outreach, Mentorship

REVIEW OF SYSTEMIC INEQUALITY BY:

Testimonials, Community Interviews

HR REQUIREMENTS:

Background Check, Initial Meeting, Resume/CV

TRANSPORTATION NEAR SITE:
CTA Blue Line, CTA Green Line, CTA Bus, Free Lot/Street Parking

SPECIFIC BUS/METRA INFORMATION:
Take Blue Line to Damen/ Transfer to North Ave #72 Bus or Take Green Line to Austin Transfer to Austin Ave #91 Bus

OFFICE HOURS & AVAILABILITY:

N/A

Please enter specific days and times if different from days and times listed above:

Sunday 11 am – 3 pm Open Gym- Mentoring/ Austin Community Family Center

Sunday 11 am – 3 pm Open Gym- Mentoring/ Austin Community Family Center