INTERN: GENERATIONS Leadership Cohort
|Opportunity Type:||Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity|
|Category:||Human Services and Public Health|
|Time Commitment & Minimum Age:||5-7 hours/week; August 2021 - May 2022; Intern Orientation & Youth Retreat will be held in the beginning of August 2021|
Currently virtual (work at home); otherwise alternating between North Broadway Complex Sundquist Building (Boulder) and The Hub (Longmont)
The Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) GENERATIONS Program, formally known as GENESISTER, supports youth during their teen years, as well as their parents/guardians to prevent school dropout and reduce incidences of unplanned pregnancies through mentorship, self-empowerment tools, and culturally responsive programming. Visit www.BoulderCountyGenerations.org for more information.
|Duties and Responsibilities:||
Description of Work: The GENERATIONS Program is in search of an enthusiastic and creative intern to run the programming and community service-learning projects of GENERATIONS Leaders Organizing (GLO). GLO is a leadership development group for youth who are currently enrolled in GENERATIONS. The group provides an opportunity for youth to develop their leadership skills and be recognized as active advocates of their communities. Selected GENERATIONS youth will enter a yearlong commitment to GLO, wherein they will be given an opportunity to collaborate with others to find common issues they are passionate about. They will create ways to problem-solve projects that will help their communities. It will be an opportunity for youth who have seen “leadership groups” in their schools and communities yet never felt there was a “right space” for them to participate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
|Qualifications and Requirements:||
Education: Currently enrolled as an undergraduate-level student in anthropology, public health, social work, or related field.
Experience: Previous experience working with youth, the Latinx population, low-income families, or other under-served populations is preferred. Leading conversations or teachings on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality is preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
|Training Dates and Information:||
Training and Orientation: Both upfront and ongoing trainings will be provided by the GENERATIONS Youth Specialist and Interim Community Health Division Manager.
Benefits Gained: The intern will learn public health policies and procedures; engage in community building and networking; implement Positive Youth Development, Trauma Informed Care, and Healing Centered Engagement models; experience project planning, virtual engagement (e.g. Zoom, social media, text), and building on one’s own leadership skills while supporting youth in developing their leadership skills.
Supervision: Will be provided by:
BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program