Would you like to help host 1400 young students on campus this fall? As you think about your course options for fall, please consider applying for the 3-credit Phuture Phoenix internship. This internship is an excellent opportunity to see how the planning and operations of a large-scale educational intervention work and to learn more about working with disadvantaged youth. The main experience for the fall will relate to the fifth grade field trip in October. You are offered a behind-the-scenes experience in planning a large scale event and you will work closely with the Director and Associate Director in preparing for the two day event. Phuture Phoenix is a donor funded program with a small staff so your experience will give you an idea of the way a small non-profit works in the community.
Collaborate with one other human development\psychology student in running a student group at Preble High School called FLITE. FLITE was created as an afterschool group to inform students about the possibilities for their education following high school. This group meets once a week and interns will lead the group as well as bring in guest speakers to talk to the students about their career and education.
Tutor\mentor students in a Phuture Phoenix middle or high school. Following the field trip days, work in small groups or in classes with students in need of additional academic help. Students who are interested in school counseling or school psychology might find the internship particularly helpful, but students with a variety of career goals have benefitted from the experience.
There are prerequisites for completing a Human Development or Psychology internship, including Junior or Senior standing and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A full list of prerequisites and information about internship requirements (e.g., 100 hours, journal) can be found on the department websites Psychology and Human Development. Please review this information carefully before expressing interest in the internship. If you have questions about the pre-requisites or academic components of the internship after you visit the website(s), feel free to contact Professor Vespia (email@example.com). A background check and TB test are required—paperwork for this will need to be submitted in the summer to be sure that students are ready to go in the beginning of September. The days\times the internship hours are flexible based on your schedule—required dates will be Tuesday and Thursday, October 14 and 16 for the field trip days and Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. for FLITE meetings.
You can find out more about Phuture Phoenix by visiting their website.
If you are interested in applying for this internship opportunity, please contact Stephanie Cataldo-Pabich, Phuture Phoenix Associate Director to learn more about the application and selection process. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you care to find out more about what past interns have said about the experience, there is a Phuture Phoenix folder with some of their comments in the Human Development & Psychology Internship file drawer (top drawer of a gray filing cabinet just outside Professor Bartell’s office – MAC Hall C317).