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New York Academy of Sciences – Mentorship Placement

The Academy has partnered with the Graduate School–Newark at Rutgers and the Boys and Girls Club of Newark to introduce Newark middle school-aged youth to inspiring young scientists, engineers, doctors, and other STEM Professionals. Graduate students apply to be an Academy Mentor and if accepted are assigned to teach a NYAS curriculum about once a week after school or weekends for 60–90 minute sessions between the end of September 2018 and the end of April 2019.
Mentors who complete 30 hours of mentoring and training over the school year will receive a New York Academy of Sciences Mentoring Credential.

Role and Responsibilities:

    1. Undergo training w/ NYAS and Boys and Girls Club staff
    2. Work with professional staff onsite at Boys and Girls Club -Newark
    3. Review curricula and keep safe supplies as necessary
    4. Lesson plan for teaching sessions
    5. Facilitate classroom activities with youth
    6. Work with AmeriCorps VISTA staff to design evaluation tools for placement
Bolden Center – Newark Public Schools – Expanded Learning Time Hub Learning Outcome Support Placement

Mission: The mission of the Office of Expanded Learning Time (ELT) is to coordinate, develop, implement, and promote quality before/after school and summer programs.
Vision: Our vision is to enhance the academic experience of school-aged Newark residents through a portfolio of structured, supervised and positive activities.
Our programs include: Nutrition Academic Support and Assistance, Youth Development & Character Education, Physical Activity and Leagues, Arts Science Exploration Technology Field Trips, College and Career Exposure, Civic & Community Service

Role and Responsibilities:

    1. Develop and lead a program/workshop for students in grades 7-12 or a subset of that range in an area of your expertise.
      1. Create Program/Lesson plans for each session
      2. Implement Program/Lesson Plans
      3. Supervise students in the session
      4. Communicate with ELT staff regarding students and activities
    2. Work with department leadership to ensure that the program/workshop is in line with NPS vision, goals and scope of quality youth development programs
    3. Workshops would be at minimum 2 hours per day, twice per week.
    4. Participate in ELT activities such as recruitment, special events, and field trips as needed.
    5. Participate in Professional Development, Staff meetings, and check-ins as needed.
Newark Opportunity Youth Network (OYN) Placement

The Newark Opportunity Youth Network (OYN) leverages the expertise of YouthBuild Newark (YBN) and seeks to scale an impact across a city-wide system of support for young people to address the growing needs of the population. Even as graduation rates increase, some 7,000 young people aged 16 to 24, drop out of school annually. Disconnected youth are more likely to gravitate towards crime, become parents prematurely, and face mental and physical health challenges. Each disconnected youth costs taxpayers $50,000 a year, research finds — in health care and criminal justice or corrections expenses, lost earnings and tax revenue, and social services payments. That adds up to almost $1 million for each over the cost of his or her lifetime.

Role and Responsibilities:

The Newark OYN seeks one graduate fellow to support its workforce development initiative. The fellow will:

    1. Support the implementation of a jobs strategy designed to place opportunity youth in demand sectors occupations with key employment partners
    2. Develop content that links program training and certifications with the growth sectors highlighted in the NJ Unified Plan and the City of Newark’s Master Plan
    3. Analyze relevant workforce data on opportunity youth to further inform our strategy and ensure that we specifically address the employment needs of this demographic
    4. Maintain an employer partnership record that tracks student matches
    5. Design a partner satisfaction survey as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of placements
NJ All Stars Project- Development School for Youth Internship Placement

The All Stars Project transforms the lives of youth and members of poor communities using the developmental power of performance in partnership with caring adults.

The DSY Intern will report to the Director of Youth Programs. He/she will be responsible for assisting the Production Assistant in producing all elements of DSY events including recruitment, admissions, ceremonies and the 10-12 week fall semester of corporate workshops. The intern will interface directly with youth and is responsible for organizing and streamlining program data.

This includes but is not limited to:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Building reports
  2. Conducting data analysis
  3. Creating manuals
  4. Drafting professional emails and organizing documents
  5. Managing the database for the program’s clientele under the direction of the Production Assistant
  6. Participating in educational and foundational activities to improve the knowledge base of the organization and its goals
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association - Culture of Health - Community Champions Placement

The mission of the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association (AHA | ASA) is building a world free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  AHA|ASA is working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent
while reducing death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.

Our project will focus on the benefits of individuals self-tracking and self-monitoring blood pressure increasing daily physical activity and good nutrition. AHA | ASA staff and volunteers work with community members to break down barriers/gaps in communities where healthy nutrition and physical activities may be challenging.

Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association general orientation and training conducted by AHA|ASA staff and self-directed learning systems
  2. Support the implementation strategy to recruit, train, and manage Community Health Champions
  3. Review and utilize the Health Lessons of EmPowered To Serve (ETS)
    a. Facilitate Community Health Champions’ Train-the-Trainer sessions
    b. Supervise Community Health Champions as they conduct workshops and train-the-trainer sessions
  4. Facilitate presentations – Empowered To Serve Health Lessons, Check.Change.Control and Target BP
  5. Enlist community sites to attend trainings on utilizing the Health Lessons of EmPowered To Serve
  6. Assess progress and submit weekly updates and monthly reports (outline/template to be provided)
  7. Assist Community Health Champions with assessing progress and submitting weekly updates and monthly reports
  8. Work with AHA|ASA and community site staff to develop and or enhance evaluation and assessment tools
  9. Data management, analysis and reporting
  10. Attend or participate in departmental and or market meetings, conferences as scheduling permits
  11. Research and report on innovative approaches to achieve assigned goals and assist with special projects (Research, Social Media, Case Study)

The American Heart Association’s main New Jersey office is in Robbinsville, New Jersey – 1 Union Street – Suite 300. We also have a newly opened satellite office in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Meetings as well as prep time will be scheduled for the office to prepare education materials for scheduled presentations, activities and events. The intern will report to and work remotely at Rutgers or from a home location within the program area. This will include at our community partner locations. A laptop will be provided for remote use and site visits.

I Have a Dream Foundation Fellowship Resource Development Placement

Our organization provides long-term support to youth and their families, living in under-resourced and/or under-served communities, to achieve their full potential. We promote, from an early age, values of higher education and career success. These opportunities are guaranteed through financial resources and other wraparound services. Our dream is a world where every child has equal access to the educational and career opportunities that will ignite their innate potential.

IHDF-NJ seeks a graduate fellow to support its resource and fundraising efforts. The fellow will report directly to the Executive Director. He/she will be responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the following; Responsible for conducting the full range of strategies and activities to increase organization visibility, create fundraising opportunities, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Grants & Research Manager to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc.) to corporate and foundation donors
  • Interface with participants to understand organization history and programs and identify gaps
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (demographics, educational program attendance, etc.)
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
Programs for Parents – Communications/Marketing Intern Placement

Programs for Parents is a non-profit organization which works to ensure that children get the best possible start in life. We accomplish this by promoting quality childcare services within our community. We link families seeking childcare with those organizations that provide such skills. In addition, our goal is to continue to enhance the skills and activities of child care providers so that children and families receive high quality services in the areas of health, safety and child development.
Programs for Parents seeks an unpaid communications/marketing intern. This position is a great opportunity for a student to gain valuable experience in an established non-profit environment. The communications/marketing intern will play a key role in editorial, marketing and digital initiatives. Reporting to the C.E.O., this position is responsible for building and executing a communication strategy that excites childcare providers and prospective child care workers. This critically important role will expand the reach and raise Programs for Parents’ public profile as we work to improve the capacity and quality of the childcare community in Essex County.

Role and Responsibilities: 

Develop and implement a communications and marketing strategy Conceptualize, design, and develop print materials and collaterals Edit print and electronic materials as needed Draft and edit media advisories, press releases, program brochures, fact sheets, etc. Assist with fund development activities Participate in a variety of planning and meeting activities with Programs for Parents staff Assist Programs for Parents in connecting and attracting interest in new and creative ways Assist with all other duties as assigned Must be able to demonstrate: Effective communication skills Excellent editing and writing skills Experience and facility with Microsoft Publisher and other Microsoft products Self-motivation and organization Strong attention to detail Strong understanding of social media and an ability to utilize multiple electronic platforms as part of a social media marketing campaign.

Newark Literacy Campaign Inc. Administrator Intern Placement

Mission: The Newark Literacy Campaign, Inc. (NLC) is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 with offices at The Newark Public Library.

We Believe That Reading Changes Lives!

    1. We recruit and train volunteers (adults, college students, teenagers and upper elementary school children) as reading tutors.
    2. We recruit children and adults who need to improve their reading skills.
    3. We set up literacy sites at schools, libraries, colleges, agencies and churches.
    4. We provide one-to-one and small group reading tutorials, as well as other literacy services and projects.

The Newark Literacy Campaign provides intensive tutoring for elementary school children on Saturday mornings at The Newark Public Library and at participating Newark schools during the week. Tutors from Rutgers and NJIT are trained by the NLC Instructor to provide tutoring in reading and math. NARC students in the program also receive help with their homework and read books with their tutors or on their own.

The program focuses on reading as the foundation for academic success. NLC programs for children address the serious issue of the ability of Newark’s schoolchildren to graduate from high school and prepare emotionally and academically for college.

Roles and Responsibilities:

    1. – Design a template for Parent/Student data
    2. – Track attendance
    3. – Track student grades
    4. – Text notifications to parents weekly
    5. – Update Tutor Training materials
    6. – Assist Program Manager/Instructor with supplemental materials
    7. – Assist with departure preparation
    8. – Complete additional tasks assigned by the Program Manager.
The Essex County Division of Senior Services Intern Placement

The Essex County Division of Senior Services has partnered with Rutgers-Newark and the Office of University Community Partnerships to introduce the students to the Mission and Purpose of the Division of Senior Services.

It is the Mission of the Essex county Division of Senior Services to improve the quality of life and support the independence and dignity of Essex County’s Older Adults through the funding of priority services targeted to individuals with the greatest economic and social need and through leadership and collaboration with a network of aging services and advocacy organizations to achieve a coordinated, accessible and comprehensive system for older adults.

Vision:  It is the Vision of the Essex County Division of Senior Services to enhance the academic experience of students through a portfolio of structured, supervised and positive activities.  Some programs the student will be introduced to is our Nutrition Support for Seniors as well as Health Support for Seniors in need.

Students who complete 20 hours of mentoring and training over the school year will receive a Certificate of Completion from the County of Essex and the Essex County Division of Senior Services.

Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Work under the supervision of the Division’s Management
  2. Assist with the data input into the Division’s managed computer systems
  3. Assist in the up-dating of Policy and Procedure Manuals
  4. Answer Telephones, take messages and be able to communicate the needs of the callers to Staff in the Division
  5. You will be given an overview of some of the needs of Seniors in the communities in Essex and be able to have a better understanding of the Services provided by the Agency
  6. Attend Division’s meetings
  7. Assist in the preparation of Agendas for those meetings
  8. Scan, copy documents, Assist in the preparation of Flyers for Special Services
ReNeighbor - Executive Intern

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ReNeighbor - Community Outreach Intern

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LICS - Community Development Intern

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Newark Workforce Development Board Career Advisor Intern (Graduate)

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Newark Workforce Development Board Executive Intern (Graduate)

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Newark Workforce Development Board Resume Writer Intern (Graduate)

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Newark Workforce Development Social Media Intern

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All Stars Project Internship

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All Stars Project Media Internship

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R U Ready For Work - Marketing Assistant

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Newark Educator’s Community Charter School Social Media Intern

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For Additional information,

In order to apply to these opportunities, please contact Lenore Person at lenorecp@newark.rutgers.edu or call the Office at (848) 445-0630.