Agency: Phuture Phoenix
Topic: Education program for At-risk students
Duties: Tutor and mentor at-risk students in a middle or high school setting, help local high school students learn more about different types of careers by coordinating a program at a local high school called FLITE, and assist with donor\scholarship event. Great for any student interested in “real world” experience with diverse students in our local schools, as well as work in behind-the-scenes aspects of a large education program. See www.uwgb.edu/phuturephoenix for more details about the program. This internship will give you an idea of the way a small non-profit works in the community because Phuture Phoenix is a donor funded program with a small staff. 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.
Pre-reqs: Interest in working with at-risk middle or high school students. There are also 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 Psychology and Human Development department websites. Please review this information carefully before expressing interest in the internship. A background check and TB test are also required for this experience. The days/times the internship hours are flexible.
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 have questions about the academic credit portion of the experience (e.g., credits, prerequisites), feel free to contact Dr. Vespia (email@example.com).