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Extended Day Teaching Intern

Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Service Learning (S.T.E.M.S)

Internship #1

The Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Service Learning (S.T.E.M.S) extended day child development intern is a grant-funded internship position (through June 2013) identified paid holidays to apply and other school closure days are unpaid unless prior notification is given for mandatory training. 

Under the direction of the Programmatic Operations Director, Site Manager, and Early childhood STEMS Coordinator interns will train using specific strategies that work to empower elementary students and families in the areas of early childhood education through STEMS awareness.  As an early childhood educational leader, the goal is to support diversity in education through a variety of project-based workshop topics including Technology, Literacy, Environmental Leadership, Health & Nutrition, and Peer Leadership.  Interns will attend additional paid and unpaid training that gives a deeper understanding of youth development, early childhood development, resilience, learning styles and disabilities, behavioral health and classroom management, as well as community schools development and family resources center development principles.  This is a two-year commitment on both HG's and your part.  At the conclusion of the internship, you will be ready to pursue other youth development options, become a classroom teacher, or move forward within HG.

Duties/Responsibilities (can include but are not limited to):
  • Participate in all two-hour internship training twice per month.  Internship training is unpaid.

  • Oversee & manage a group of 15-20 elementary students (grades K-5), depending on class size in pre-identified project-based S.T.E.M.S lessons using HG tools, SAYPQA, and CASP strategies.

  • Train and receive coaching in STEMS Teaching strategies to implement HG S.T.E.M.S in the hood curriculum and HG initiative programs.

  • Maintain all necessary program documentation related to curriculum and data collection directives.

  • Create and implement STEMS project-based lessons meeting personal and professional training goals.

  • Learn to maintain daily group attendance for your class using HG tools.

  • Understand and follow all after-school policies and procedures.

  • Set and meet professional SAYPQA and CASP goals for yourself and the staff within your specialized programming.

  • Learn to meet site-based goals as related to the STEMS curriculum.

  • Learn to maintain a safe and nurturing environment for students at all times using HG point-of-service approaches.

  • Learn to collaborate with other Higher Ground team members as needed for strengthening project integration.

  • Learn to create and implement special projects that meet organizational goals for neighborhood development through community gardens.

  • Learn to inspect all program-related supplies and materials to ensure program readiness.

  • Learn to keep an accurate inventory of all special project supplies and equipment.

  • Exercise creativity in expanding content themes and exposure for youth, including organizing resource materials & designing culturally competent lessons and activities through STEMS project-based lessons.

  • Meet with Program Director and Site Manager to discuss students, staff, curriculum, or lesson plan feedback and reflection.   

  • Learn how to provide written outlines of STEMS professional development workshops as applicable.   

  • Meet with S.M. to assure get feedback on STEMS lessons and to assure lessons are being delivered free from barriers.

  • Learn to work with youth on planning and implementing presentations to their peers at the end of lessons for student exhibitions.

  • Maintain professional appearance and decorum at all times appropriate for the project.

  • Report any and all team concerns to S.M. including absences that impact specialty programming.   

  • Check emails during assigned timeframes.

  • And other duties as assigned.

  • 48 units of post secondary education, or post secondary degree from an accredited college, or passage of Alameda County Instructional Assistants Examination.

  • Demonstrated involvement & commitment to the youth community.

  • Some experience working with young children in the areas of life science and project-based learning.

  • Good administrative & child supervisory skills.

  • Must obtain Fingerprint Clearance and TB test as a condition of employment.

  • $10 - $13.75 per hour

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