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Spring and Fall Teen Internship Program

You can make a difference in the lives of DOROT elders as a Spring or Fall Teen intern. Each school year DOROT welcomes approximately 100 high school students in ninth through twelfth grades to receive high-quality training and supervision while volunteering in small groups. This is a unique opportunity for ongoing community service that meaningfully connects teens with older adults one afternoon per week through home visiting, intergenerational teen-led discussion groups and creative arts programming.

There is NO CHARGE for DOROT’s Teen Internship. Interns cover their own travel expenses to and from DOROT and to and from home visits in Manhattan. Travel support is available for those with demonstrated need.

The 2020 Spring Internship begins the week of February 3 and ends the week of May 15. Interns can choose from a range of intergenerational program options that offer schedule flexibility.

Read about the available intern opportunities.

Spring and Fall Teen Internship Program Options:

Friendly Visits

Visit DOROT elders in their home with another Teen Intern, and make a difference in their lives and yours. Bridge the generational gap through conversations, common interests and companionship. Interns also deliver birthday cakes to seniors and celebrate their special day.

Choose one afternoon per week: Mondays-Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm

Tech Visits

Two interns visit together to support DOROT older adults in their home on the use of computers, smartphones, tablets, social media and other types of technology. The companionship you provide during these visits will be just as impactful as the tech help.

Choose one afternoon per week: Mondays-Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm

Intergenerational Discussion Group

A group of 10 interns plan, lead and participate in a weekly, intergenerational discussion group with older adults on topical issues. Bridge the gap between the generations through open conversation that engages all involved.

Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm

Age: High school students.

Time Commitment: Volunteer one afternoon per week, Monday through Thursday beginning at 4:00-4:30 PM for approximately 2 hours, except for holidays and school vacation periods.

Requirements: Application and interview.

Next Steps: Complete the DOROT Spring and Fall Teen Internship application.

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