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Volunteer Opportunity

INTERN: Bullying Prevention

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Public Health
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Summer and fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 semesters (s) with flexible, single semester option available.
Location:

515 Coffman Street

Longmont, CO 80501

Program Summary:

The GENERATIONS Program intern will support the St. Vrain Valley Safe Schools Coalition (SVVSCC), a project that aims to collect information about Longmont youth experiences surrounding bullying, harassment, and discrimination, as well as their understanding about resources available to them in their communities. The position will focus on the experiences of marginalized populations, such as youth of color, LGBTQIA+ youth, and youth with disabilities. This position includes developing focus group script(s) alongside program youth; planning and conducting focus groups; analyzing qualitative data collected; and developing a report with key recommendations to improve existing interventions and programs or increase access to support systems for youth.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Participates in outreach to St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) youth in partnership with local community organizations.
• Develops the focus group script with support from the position’s supervisor.
• Facilitates and assists in planning focus groups.
• Analyzes qualitative data and develops a report with recommendations based on data received from focus groups.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Currently enrolled in a graduate-level social work, public health program, or related field.

Experience: Knowledge in qualitative data collection and analysis (i.e., focus groups) as well as experience working with a diverse youth population.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Culturally responsive with the ability to work with clients of various identities in an inclusive and nonjudgmental fashion.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently.
• Self-directed and motivated after receiving appropriate orientation and resources.
• General computer and word processing skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to establish positive working relationships with LGBTQIA+, Latinx, people of color, youth with disabilities, and allied youth.
• Ability to understand the pressing issues for undocumented or mixed status youth and/or willingness to learn.
• Knowledge and understanding of and/or willingness to learn sexual orientation and gender identity.
• Bilingual English/Spanish language skills.

Special Requirements:
• Must have reliable transportation that is readily available for business use.
• Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and intern must comply with these requirements prior to start date.

Training Dates and Information:

Training, Experience, and Benefits Gained:
• Excellent opportunity to make a positive difference in the SVVSD.
• Gain valuable experience in qualitative data collection methods and analysis.
• Establish professional ties with community experts and other county agencies working in the field.
• Gain an understanding of the role of public health in the community.
• Flexible work schedule.

Supervision: This position will be supervised by the GENERATIONS youth specialist.

Contact:

BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3482 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
Phone: 303-441-1163
Email: healthvs@bouldercounty.org

Application Process:

Submit an application online.