Internships

Tree Street Youth is currently seeking interns for the upcoming summer and 2014-2015 academic year.  Please see the position descriptions below. For additional information or questions contact Julia Sleeper at treestreetyouth@gmail.com or call 207-577-6386.

Click here to apply online.

Academic Year Internship 2014-2015 Description
Applications Deadline Rolling (Still Accepting for Fall 2014 Start date!)

Who: 6 Individuals from varied diverse backgrounds interested in learning about cross-cultural urban youth development through an action-reflective model of service.

Ideal candidates are interested in:

  • Direct service with at-risk, culturally, religious, and racially diverse youth (grades K-12)
  • Cross-cultural experiences and acculturation processes amongst immigrant/refugee youth
  • Language development and ELL (English Language Learning) populations
  • Development of American-Islamic, American-Christian, and Interfaith Identities
  • Community conversation and development around acculturation/integration processes
  • Cross-cultural work environment
  • College/Future aspirations for at-risk youth
  • Socioeconomic impact on academic achievement in at-risk youth populations

What: The Tree Street Youth Internship is a comprehensive program where participants experience and learn from a balance of hands on and academic experiences. An Action-Reflective model of learning is put in place as interns work directly with at-risk, multi-cultural youth on a daily basis through the Tree Street After School Program while at the same time developing an understanding and strategic approach to cross-cultural programming. Academic course work and reflective time helps members of this unique cohort develop ideas and expand mindsets, while developing an environment where tough issues related to cross-culturalism can be explored in a safe, tolerant, and progressive manner.   Interns will also be involved in developing appropriate programming for both youth and the community around tackling these challenging issues.

Weekly programming will include some combination of:

  • Academic class
  • Tutoring/support in a local public school classroom
  • Community service at organizations throughout community, based on personal interest
  • Reflection on activities and personal growth
  • Daily direct service during Tree Street’s after school program with at-risk youth

Topics to be covered:

  • Understanding at-risk youth
  • Cross-cultural experiences for youth
  • Working with multilingual and English Language Learning (ELL) populations
  • Self-Identity and its impact on work
  • Development of racial identities in at-risk youth
  • Islam in the USA
  • Multi-Faith teachings/understandings
  • Tutoring/mentoring training
  • Volunteer supervising/training
  • Safety/first aid/CPR/cleanliness training
  • Youth leadership/development
  • Immigrant/refugee processes
  • Local resources and social service programming
  • Non-profit fundraising/marketing

Where: Tree Street Youth in Lewiston, Maine in the Tree Street Neighborhood. The main campus is located at 144 Howe St. in Lewiston, ME.

Compensation: All Interns will be provided housing located within walking distance to Tree Street and a bi-weekly food stipend.

For questions please contact Julia Sleeper by email at treestreetyouth@gmail.com or by phone at (207) 577-6386

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE.

Summer Internship 2014 Description
Applications Deadline March 15th-CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2014!

Who:  6 Individuals from varied diverse backgrounds interested in learning about cross-cultural urban youth development through an action-reflective model of service.

Ideal candidates are interested in:

  • Direct service with at-risk, culturally, religious, and racially diverse youth (grades K-12)
  • Cross-cultural experiences and acculturation processes amongst immigrant/refugee youth
  • Language development and ELL (English Language Learning) populations
  • Development of American-Islamic, American-Christian, and Interfaith Identities
  • Community conversation and development around acculturation/integration processes
  • Cross-cultural work environment
  • College/Future aspirations for at-risk youth
  • Socioeconomic impact on academic achievement in at-risk youth populations

What: The Tree Street Youth Internship is a comprehensive program where participants experience and learn from a balance of hands on and academic components. An Action-Reflective model of learning is put in place as interns work directly with at-risk, multi-cultural youth on a daily basis through the Tree Street Summer Program while developing a understanding and strategic approach to cross-cultural programming. Summer interns will be responsible for teaching various subjects and enrichment classes to both elementary and middle/high school aged youth during daily summer programming.

Weekly programming will consist of:

  • Daily teaching of morning camp classes for elementary aged children
  • Daily facilitation of afternoon enrichment activities for middle/high school aged youth
  • Reflection on activities, community living, and personal growth
  • Study of relevant social issues
  • Community outings/events
  • Weekend excursions
  • Ongoing training/learning opportunities

Where: Tree Street Youth in Lewiston, Maine in the Tree Street Neighborhood. The main campus is located at 144 Howe St. in Lewiston, ME.

Compensation: All Interns will be provided housing located within walking distance to Tree Street and a bi-weekly food stipend.