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Academic Year Teen Internship Program

Make a difference in the lives of older adults as a DOROT Teen Intern!

Each school year DOROT welcomes high school students in ninth through twelfth grades to intern afterschool one afternoon a week. This is a unique opportunity for ongoing community service that meaningfully connects teens with older adults in a variety of intergenerational activities. Teens receive high-quality training and service hours.

Fall semester begins the week of October 16th, 2023.



Internship Activity Options

Home Visit

Interns are paired together to visit a DOROT older adult who lives on the upper west or east side for 45-60 minutes of friendly conversation and companionship. The visit is scheduled between 4 PM and 6 PM. Choose one afternoon per week: Mondays-Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm)

Tech Assistance

From smart phones to tablets and computers, a group of teens will be given the tools and preparation to assist older adults navigate the technologies that keep us just an app away. Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm at DOROT

Intergenerational Chess

Share your love chess and make a friend across the chess board! Each week older adults learn and play chess with a group of Teen Interns. Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm at DOROT


Applications for the Fall Semester 10/16 - 12/14 are now open


There is NO CHARGE for participation in DOROT’s Teen Internship Programs.

Age: High school students. 

Time Commitment: Interns volunteer one afternoon per week, Monday through Thursday. Each activity has a unique start date and time commitment. 

Location: In-person at DOROT’s office at 171 West 85th Street or in the senior's home.  

Requirements: Application and group interview in-person. 

Questions? Contact us at

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING ONLINE? Join weekly virtual intergenerational workshops led by an experienced facilitator through DOROT’s GENuine Connections program. Learn more about how to participate HERE.

Intergenerational Chess at DOROT is sponsored by the Targoff family and friends.