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1. Events & Communications Internship

Internship Description: The Events & Communications Intern will assist the development team with media-related projects and special events. The internship is part-time (minimum 2 days per week) for a period of at least 3 to 4 months. Please note that this is an unpaid internship; however, we will work with students to obtain credit toward their coursework.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist with all aspects of planning special events, including cultivating sponsors, advertisement, creation of print and online material, etc.
  • Assist with the writing, formatting and distribution of press releases, monthly e-newsletter, blog posts and website items, etc.
  • Assist with ongoing maintenance of AAFSC’s website and social media accounts
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of media lists
  • Assist with organization and creation of systems for keeping track of media clippings, photographs and videos
  • Monitor media coverage of AAFSC; monitor media outlets (newspapers, television, radio) for news and developments regarding immigrant communities (with a special focus on the Arab American community), as well as thematic issues, such as domestic violence, sexual assault or immigration laws
  • Assist in database maintenance/quality control and record-keeping
  • Other tasks as required to assist with the overall strategy of the development team

Qualifications:
  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate degree student
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Word and Excel), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter , etc.)
  • Previous event planning experience preferred
  • Previous experience in a non-profit environment preferred
  • Proficiency with graphics programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, and interest/experience in basic coding are pluses

Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample (2 to 3 pages) via email to ambreen@aafscny.org. Please include the name of the internship in the subject of the email and the cover letter. Be sure to indicate your approximate start date.

No phone inquiries please.


2. Development Internship

Internship Description: The Development Intern will assist the development team with fundraising projects and special events. The internship is part-time (minimum 2 days per week) for a period of at least 3 to 4 months. Please note that this is an unpaid internship; however, we will work with students to obtain credit toward their coursework.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist with all aspects of development and fundraising including researching, organizing and writing grant proposals for foundation, government and corporate funding opportunities
  • Review literature online and off and conduct research into grant funds available from private foundations, governmental agencies, and corporations to determine feasibility of applying for grants and contracts to fund organizational administration and programs
  • Assist with maintenance and updating of AAFSC’s various fundraising and donor databases
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate degree student
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Word and Excel), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter , etc.)
  • Previous development experience preferred
  • Previous experience in a non-profit environment preferred
  • Proficiency with graphics programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, and interest/experience in basic coding are pluses

Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample (2 to 3 pages) via email to ambreen@aafscny.org. Please include the name of the internship in the subject of the email and the cover letter. Be sure to indicate your approximate start date.

No phone inquiries please.


3. Youth Program ESL/Literacy Intern

Internship Description: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is seeking two ESL and Literacy Interns to work 6-8 hours a week at our Youth Program located in Brooklyn. Our youth program is a SONYC program under the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) that primarily serves middle school aged children of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian descent in Downtown Brooklyn. Once to twice a week, our program provides English as a Second Language programming catered to our middle school aged children who have very little to limited English language speaking skills. We are seeking a candidate who is enrolled in college who has a passion for teaching English education, has experience/knowledge working with immigrant communities, and can work independently. An ideal candidate is also interested in lesson plan development, curriculum building, and research.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with Education Specialists to prepare lesson plans and activities twice a week for programming
  • Assist with the creation of a flexible curriculum for the semester that is project-based and culturally competent/relevant
  • Facilitate and instruct ESL and Literacy classes with the supervision of a staff member
  • Research and collect resources for lesson plans and curriculum
  • Attend weekly meetings with Youth Program staff for support
  • Manage classrooms filled with middle school aged students in a after-school setting

Qualifications
  • Enrolled in a college or university
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with immigrant or low-income youth preferred
  • Bilingual Experience; Proficiency in Arabic (Yemeni dialect preferred)
  • Previous experience working in or supporting an afterschool program preferred
  • Competency working in multiracial and multicultural environments
  • Strong passion for community youth education
  • Prior experience teaching ESL education preferred
  • Strong facilitation and leadership skills
  • Independent starter and strong social skills

Full or Part-time: Part-time
Hours per week: 6-8 hours, one day a week between 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Salary: Unpaid
Location: 150 Court Street 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Reports to: Youth Program Coordinator

Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to Colin DeMatteis, Youth Program Coordinator at Colin@aafscny.org No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for this position will be contacted.


4. Youth Program STEM/Media Intern

Internship Description: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is seeking two Youth Program Interns to help facilitate STEM and Media projects with its middle school students. The STEM and Media youth programs at AAFSC aim to produce students who are critical thinkers and capable of asking meaningful questions about the world around them. The ideal candidate is one who is comfortable tutoring middle school children, has a working knowledge of high school level science/photography, and is willing to work on curriculum and lesson planning.

Accepted applicants who are enrolled in an accredited college or university will be eligible to earn credit for this position. Note: any accepted applicant age 17 or older will be required to undergo a criminal background check and fingerprinting.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist the Education Specialist with classroom management.
  • Facilitate the performance of science experiments with students. This includes answering questions, setting up equipment, and cleaning up after the activity is finished.
  • Facilitate and assist with media projects. This includes script writing, photo/video editing, audio syncing, and various other activities.
  • Help students succeed academically while modeling positive behavior.
  • Assist Education Specialists with lesson plans, group activities, and projects.
  • Occasionally lead an activity or lecture.

Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university or currently working towards completion of a High School degree/equivalency and have completed at least 3rd-year level science courses.
  • An interest in education, after-school programming, or working with children.
  • A desire to participate in the curriculum building process.
  • Computer literacy across Mac, Windows, and mobile platforms.

Full or Part-time: Part-time
Hours per week: 3-4 hours, 1 day per week, between 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Salary: Unpaid
Location: 150 Court Street 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Reports to: Youth Program Coordinator

Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to Colin DeMatteis, Youth Program Coordinator, at Colin@aafscny.org. No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for this position will be contacted.




 


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