DOROT is seeking two Summer College Interns to join us for our 11-week internship in DOROT Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program . College students will join the Department of Intergenerational Program Engagement and four other college interns, to work and collaborate together on intergenerational programming which they will deliver to cohorts of older adults and teens.
Only candidates who feel connected to their Jewish heritage and have strong verbal and conversational Russian comprehension skills, will be considered.
The two interns will be part of the larger staff team for DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program, a nationally recognized four-week summer internship program for entering 10th – 12th graders from diverse Jewish backgrounds and experiences. The program, which operates in Manhattan, Riverdale and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, offers a new way for high school students to explore a range of Jewish values and communal responsibility while gaining meaningful leadership experience through intergenerational community service.
This placement will help staff to manage daily volunteer opportunities for the teens and assist in planning and running intergenerational programming. All College Interns are trained to help facilitate intergenerational programs. The Summer College Interns are also responsible for managing programs on zoom and on the phone, including providing support to Russian speaking older adults and teen interns in their efforts to join and remain on zoom.
For the first seven weeks, this placement will help to administer and facilitate the Manhattan Jewish Summer Teen Internship which runs June 28 – July 23, 2021 in order to train and be prepared to help run the program at the Shorefront Y from July 27, 2021 – August 17, 2021.
DOROT will run the program onsite for one or two days a week, subject to guidelines from the New York Department of Health and CDC Guidelines, otherwise the program will run remotely. All intergenerational programming with older adults will be remote. One of the two College Interns can intern completely remotely.
The College Summer Internship Program provides students with an understanding of the issue and impact of social isolation among older adults as well as DOROT’s response. We give each intern substantive work and project management experience. Each intern will be entrusted with significant responsibilities and will make meaningful contributions to the organization and the seniors DOROT serves.
DOROT’s Summer College Internship begins on Tuesday, June 1 and will conclude on Tuesday, August 17. This is a five day a week placement, Monday through Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm and Friday 9am-4pm. Please note: Orientation for this position will take place on June 1 and 2, from 9:00am-5:00pm.
These two placements will each receive a stipend in the amount of $2,500 at the successful conclusion of their internship. In addition to the stipend received by DOROT, some prospective interns are able to earn additional stipends from their college or university. To learn more about these opportunities, interns should reach out to their individual schools. Additionally, DOROT is able to offer college credit with approval from an intern’s academic institution.
DOROT’s Summer College Internship Program is funded in part by the Dorot Foundation, the Posner-Wallace Foundation, and UJA-Federation of New York, among other donors.