September 30, 2017 - 12 am
9012 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
The mission of Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth’s Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments) is to prepare the minds and create pathways for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
PRIMARY CAUSE AREA(S) OF PROJECT: Education
We are looking for interns to help with a few different task this fall. We have needs in the areas of development, social media, data collection and analysis as well as partner development. The Executive Director is looking for interns that can work with him and his Program Director director to help do research, setup processes and create partnerships that will strengthen the organization. We are looking to expand our reach, better measure our impact and create a broader presence about our mission and we believe that the interns can help us achieve these goals.
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?
We will provide the interns with the opportunities to join our staff and interact with our organization first hand. They will first have the opportunity to learn about the work that we do, through direct observations and also through direct service. Through these interactions, we believe that they will gain a deeper appreciation for the work we do and understand why the work we are asking of them is so important. Our target populations are mostly low-income students in latino and african american communities and through their interaction with our organization, they will begin to understand how we are impacting these communities and strengthening them various program opportunities.
2) How will your project help interns learn the systemic and structural needs of the marginalized communities and populations that your organization targets?
Through direct interactions with our organization, the interns will be able to learn about the structural and systematic needs of marginalized communities. Our mission is to empower the youth in these communities through our programming activities and as the interns work with us they will begin to understand how these communities are marginalized and the efforts our organization and others are doing to provide the necessary resources to the community. They will have the opportunity to interact with our staff and the youth to learn more about them and how the various efforts taking place in the community are providing the necessary opportunities to empower the youth in these communities.
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.
Through their work with our organization, the interns will learn skills in communication, racial sensitivity, relationship building, trust building and leadership. They will gain an understanding of the role that politics play in getting things done in this city as well.
4) What consistent duties and/or tasks are associated with the project?
The interns will each have their own task that they will be responsible for. The social media intern will be responsible for creating, updating and posting a social media across platforms that helps us achieve our goals. They will also measure the impact of their task and make changes as necessary. They will also have to gather all of the necessary content for the social media project.
The development intern will be responsible for working with the ED to identify new funders, collect research and data and help draft proposal for possible new funding opportunities. They will also be responsible for communication with possible new partnerships for the organization.
The data analysis intern will responsible for the collection and analysis of data for the organization. We serve over 3, 000 students yearly and we need to ensure that we are not only collecting the right data, but that we are also analyzing the data as it comes in and reporting this information to our supporters.
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.
Through the work of the interns, we will be able to help gain new funding opportunities that will allow us to sustain and expand our programs to serve more students in our target communities. The social media project will allow us to get the word out to more people to inform them of the great services that we provide and how more youth can get involved with our programs. The data project, will allow is to properly measure our impact as well as inform us of ways that we can better provide our services to the youth.
HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO ORGANIZATION’S MISSION?:
Oral History with E.D.
HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO TARGET POPULATIONS?:
Direct Service Delivery, Program Delivery
SKILLS INTERN WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN AT PLACEMENT:
Fund Development, Social Media Communications, Community Outreach, Partnership Development, Networking
REVIEW OF SYSTEMIC INEQUALITY BY:
Background Check, Resume/CV
TRANSPORTATION NEAR SITE:
CTA Red Line, CTA Bus, Metra Train, Free Lot/Street Parking
SPECIFIC BUS/METRA INFORMATION:
Red Line to 87t St.; 87th St Bus to Stony Island; Stony Island Bus to office
OFFICE HOURS & AVAILABILITY:
Monday 8am-5pm, Tuesday 8am-5pm, Wednesday 8am-5pm, Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm
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