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2018 Summer College Internship Program at DOROT

Find out if this internship is for you!

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DOROT offers a 10-11 week summer internship program for college students interested in careers in non-profit management, community organizing, social work and working with the elderly. Through a competitive process, we choose ten interns each summer.

The Internship provides students with an educational understanding of social isolation amongst the elderly and how DOROT addresses this issue and operates. We give each intern substantive work and project management experience. So while the work done by interns varies by department we are committed to entrusting interns with significant responsibility and providing them with an opportunity to contribute to their department in a real way.

Summer College Interns gather for a weekly lunch for issue based workshops and group reflection. There are opportunities for interns to customize projects to match interests, meet professional goals, and/or fulfill requirements for class credits. Interns also partner to run intergenerational programs.

Logistics:

DOROT’s Summer College Internship begins on Monday, June 4th. The program has two tracks:

• 10-week placement concludes Thursday, August 9. This is four days a week Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm.
• 11-week placement concludes Friday, August 17. This is five days a week Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm and Fridays 9am-4pm.

What expenses are associated with the program?

The 10-week placements are unpaid; the 11-week placements have a $1700 stipend. DOROT will provide a monthly metro card for travel within the NYC metro system. We do not provide housing or travel expenses for outside of NYC ex: NJ Path or LIRR. We can offer college credit with approval from your school.

Application Process

Applications are on a rolling basis with an April 9th, 2018 deadline if we haven’t yet filled all our placements.

Taking DOROT Home

After the summer, DOROT Interns are expected to take advantage of DOROT’s College Initiative Grant for Intergenerational Programs (up to $500) to bring DOROT like programs to seniors who live near their college communities, and to receive technical assistance to ensure the success of their projects. This grant enables summer interns to build on the skills and expertise they gained at DOROT, receive further support from DOROT’s accomplished professionals and share what they learned with their campus communities.

If you have any questions please contact volunteers@dorotusa.org, subject line: College Internship.

INDIVIDUAL INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

On the Internship application, applicants are asked to rank preference for placement.

Internship Placement: Community Services Department

Interns visit seniors weekly in a Friendly Visiting capacity, assist in the Shop & Escort Program by escorting seniors to the grocery or to doctor appointments. The interns will also assist with office projects such as a survey for seniors (over the phone and in-home), filing projects, updating excel data bases, and assisting with KOL DOROT, our senior choir.

Internship Parameters:
• 10-week placement
• Two placements available.

Internship Placement: Kosher Meals Department

Interns will be paired with a senior for weekly friendly visiting. Intern may be involved in delivering meals to homebound seniors, helping with the weekly Senior Caf´┐?, (a discussion group for seniors), Memory Tree (an Alzheimer’s group) and may run basic errands for seniors or take them on walks. Interns will assist with office projects such as a survey for seniors (phone & in-home) and filing projects, among others.

Internship Parameters:
• 10-week placement
• Two placements available.

Internship Placement: Summer Teen Internship Program

Assist with the Summer Teen Internship Program. DOROT welcomes 20 high school students a day to participate in a summer volunteering program. The College intern helps to facilitate volunteer opportunities by coordinating daily scheduling for the high school students and helps to plan and organize workshops and intergenerational outings. The College Intern will also learn how to plan and facilitate intergenerational programs to teen interns and older adults. Intergenerational programs include: Documentary film-making, digital photography, Legacy Project, VR Technology Experience and creating VR short videos, fieldtrips to local museums; Theater workshop, arts and crafts class, tele-conference discussion groups.

Internship Parameters:
• 11-week placement, stipend position
• 3 placements, two of which divide their time between Manhattan and Riverdale.

Internship Placement: Volunteer Services Department

Summer interns visit with a specific senior every week in their home for Friendly Visiting. Intern may also assist with Corporate volunteer events, staff reception, conduct phone surveys to seniors and assist with DOROT’s Cemetery visit program. Interns may also be matched with seniors for computer tutoring, cultural outings to museums, movies, concerts and Cook & Dine; buy groceries and visit the home of a senior to cook and eat a meal together. Interns conduct outreach calls to seniors and match volunteers for birthday visits, computer tutoring and cultural outings.

Internship Parameters:
• 10-week placement
• Two placements available.

Internship Placement: Educational Services Department

The intern will contribute to the University Without Walls program by working on a variety of projects such as assist in developing course offerings, developing partnerships, attending community events, recruiting students, as well assisting with administrative tasks. Facilitate University Without Walls Intergenerational Discussion Group. Lead a small group of teens and seniors in a weekly discussion on current affairs over the phone. The intern might also have the opportunity to help develop the new online video conferencing program. The intern also will have the opportunity to visit seniors weekly in a Friendly Visiting capacity.

Internship Parameters:
• 10-week placement
• Two placements available.

Internship Placement: Social Media and Video Marketing

This position is for a college student who will be responsible for increasing and enhancing DOROT’s brand awareness through Social Media platforms, Videography and Marketing Animation.

The internship responsibilities include but are not limited to: content creation (including research and digital curation), daily postings, monitoring social media conversations, as well as creation of short videos and online whiteboard presentations. The intern should have a passion for creating social content and experience in short video creation and social community engagement. The intern will work directly with the Director of Volunteer Services and DOROT’s Online Content Manager. The intern also will have the opportunity to visit seniors weekly in a Friendly Visiting capacity.

Internship Parameters:
• 11-week placement, stipend position
• One placement available

Intern Personal Project

Do you have an interesting area of ‘expertise?’ Music, fashion, the arts?

Prospective interns may submit a request to coordinate and run an intergenerational program with seniors and teens.

Interns can apply to do one of the following or we would love for you to submit your own ideas. If accepted, we guide and work with you to develop and facilitate your project.

• Intergenerational Chess Program
• Intergenerational yoga, dance or other wellness class
• Crafting and Scrapbooking
• Your own intergenerational workshop idea

DOROT’s Summer College Internship Program is funded in part by the Dorot Foundation. We are also grateful to the Posner-Wallace Foundation’s support towards the Summer College Internship Program.

To apply, complete the online application.




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Interns Steven and Katie going on a birthday visit
Interns Steven and Katie going on a birthday visit

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Yael, Saye and Lauren: Community Service Interns

Interns and seniors enjoying a museum outing
Interns and seniors enjoying a museum outing
 
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