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2018 Summer College Internship Program at DOROT

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DOROT offers a 10 or 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 understanding of the issue and impact of social isolation among the elderly as well as DOROT’s response. We give each intern substantive work and project management experience. 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 still being accepted for Summer 2018 positions.

Taking DOROT Home

After the summer, DOROT Interns are strongly encouraged to take advantage of DOROT’s College Initiative Grant for Intergenerational Programs (up to $500) to bring intergenerational 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 lklein@dorotusa.org, subject line: College Internship.

Individual Internship Descriptions

On the Internship application, applicants are asked to rank preference for placement. There are still openings in the following departments:

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

Evaluation Department

The evaluation intern will have an interest in program assessment and will support the agency’s Director of Evaluation in conducting phone surveys of seniors who are participating in DOROT’s programs as well as reviewing and analyzing online survey results. This intern will also visit seniors on a weekly basis.

Internship Parameters:
• 10-week placement

Kosher Meals Department

An intern will be paired with a senior for weekly friendly visiting. The intern will assist with regular phone outreach to schedule meal delivery for homebound seniors and check in on the senior’s condition. The intern will also support DOROT’s on site Wellness for active seniors as well as our specialized senior discussion groups

Internship Parameters:
• 10-week placement

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 may 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

Volunteer Services Department

Interns assist with a variety of activities for volunteers and seniors including organizing corporate volunteer events such as tech cafes and game days; placing outreach calls to seniors to match volunteers for birthday visits, computer tutoring and cultural excursions; supporting the meal a month program at our homelessness prevention program, and helping with DOROT’s cemetery visit program. Interns will also accompany seniors on outings and visit seniors in their homes.

Internship Parameters:
• 10-week placement

DOROT's Summer College Internship Program is funded by the Dorot Foundation and the Posner-Wallace Foundation among other donors.

DOROT’s Summer College Internship Program for 2018 is full. We will start accepting applications for the Summer 2019 internship program in October 2018. Thank you for your interest in DOROT.




DOROT College Summer Interns 2017
DOROT College Summer Interns 2017


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

Yael, Saye and Lauren: Community Service Volunteers
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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