SJP 2017-2018 – Internship Registration – All Projects

September 30, 2017 - 12 am

Chicago

St. Joseph Service (Monsignor Thiele Center)
LOCATION:
1510 N. Claremont Ave. Chicago Il. 60622

SUPERVISOR INFORMATION:

James Escortt

jescortt@stjosephservices.org

773-278-0484

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:
The interns will work with the program staff in our After School Program at the Monsignor Thiele Center located in the Humboldt Park Neighborhood. The After School Program serves community youth ages 5 – 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 Humboldt Park Community. They will understand the history of St. Joseph Services and work to address the academic and socio-economic disparities experienced by the predominantly Latino population in Humboldt Park.
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 Monsignor Thiele Center located in the Humboldt Park Neighborhood. The After School Program serves community youth ages 5 – 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 PAID Internship Program on Friday Mornings. Interns will assist in our workforce development program by assisting young adults and St. Joseph instructors in developing financial literacy, career development, technological skills and life skills such as communication, conflict resolution and professionalism.
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, and Transforming Lives while also creating environments where our volunteers/interns feel Welcomed, Engaged, and Appreciated.The project should inspire interns to bring their unique gifts, talents, and skills set to effectively assist our organization in the delivery of our services to the Humboldt Park community. By bringing their unique talents and gifts interns will have a better outlook, appreciation, and understanding of how their service will impact the Humboldt Park Community.
HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO ORGANIZATION’S MISSION?:
Oral History with E.D., Review of Annual Report, Literature Review, Review of Public Policy
HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO TARGET POPULATIONS?:
Program Delivery
SKILLS INTERN WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN AT PLACEMENT:
Event Planning, Program Execution, Community Outreach, Mentorship
REVIEW OF SYSTEMIC INEQUALITY BY:
Community Interviews
HR REQUIREMENTS:
Background Check, Initial Meeting, Resume/CV
TRANSPORTATION NEAR SITE:
CTA Blue Line, CTA Bus
SPECIFIC BUS/METRA INFORMATION:
North Ave. #72 Bus or Damen Blue Line Stop
OFFICE HOURS & AVAILABILITY:
Specific Time if different from above
Please enter specific days and times if different from days and times listed above:
Monday 2:30 – 6 pm After School
Tuesday 2:30 – 6 pm After School
Wed. 2:30 – 6 pm After School
Thursday 2:30 – 6 pm After School
Friday 2:30 – 6 pm After School

Friday 9:30 – 1:30 Workforce Development Internship

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.