South Bronx United offers excellent opportunities for individuals to gain professional experience in the fields of nonprofit management, youth development, sports and recreation, and community development.
We have hosted interns from range of schools included: Fordham University, Rutgers University, DePaul University, Wake Forest University, Boston College, Duke University, Central Michigan University, the University of Grenoble (France), Hunter College, University of California Berkeley, SUNY Oswego, Hamilton College, Dartmouth College, and more. Internships are available both during the summer and the school year.
South Bronx United interns will assist with the SBU Soccer Scholars program which combines soccer and education to keep youth active and learning during the summer months. Interns will have the opportunity to serve as teachers, counselors, and/or coaches during the program, depending on the specific interests and skills of the intern involved.
Teaching: The intern will be responsible for creating a month long course to be taught to youth ages 11-19. The intern will have the opportunity to create their own fun and engaging lesson plan and gain daily teaching experience, while receiving feedback from experienced teachers. The intern will have the flexibility to decide the subject matter of the course. The courses being taught do not need to be strictly academic in nature and should reflect the interests, passions, and areas of knowledge of the intern. Examples of past courses include the "history of sport", creative writing, debate, business and entrepreneurship, street law, physics of sports, and statistics.
Coordinator/Counselor: The intern will be responsible for serving as program coordinator and counselor to youth participants. The intern will be responsible for taking daily attendance, helping set classroom schedules, monitoring/managing student behavior, following up on student absences and doing family outreach. Interns will also be expected to manage learning activities for students who miss out on the soccer portion of the day due to behavior or injury.
Coaching: The intern will receive training from veteran coaches and be asked to help in the creation of coaching materials and daily practice regiments. Additionally, the intern will be tasked with providing coaching support for the one week SBU Recreational Soccer Camp to be held in mid/late August. All interns interested in coaching will also serve as teachers, assistant teachers, or coordinators during the academic portion of the day.
This internship is ideal for undergraduates considering a career in teaching, counseling or social work or MS Ed and MSW students seeking hands on experience.
Interns must be available 5 days a week from early July through mid to late August but the internship could begin as early May with preparation work for the Scholars program and involvement in other programming offered by South Bronx United. All interns will be responsible for coordinating one field trip for the youth relevant to his/her specific course being taught or SBU's general educational goals. An interest and background in soccer is a plus but not a requirement.
Fundraising and development support are needed to help the organization keep pace with growing programming needs, and South Bronx United’s Annual Benefit represents a significant percentage of annual fundraising income. Therefore, South Bronx United is seeking an intern interested in gaining further experience in planning and managing nonprofit fundraising events by supporting South Bronx United's 2013 Annual Benefit. Last year’s efforts raised $44,000.
The position's primary responsibilities will be to:
• Support the Special Events Director.
• Support a team to plan the 3rd Annual SBU Benefit:
Solicit venue, food and beverage donors
Solicit donations for Silent & Live Auction
Organize event logistics (catering, registration, recruiting and training volunteers, music, awards program, etc.)
Manage volunteers (Board, Advisory Board & Benefit Committee) in planning the event and inviting guests
Manage guest list, ticket purchases, and donations using online software
Compile and code mailing list
Support creation of event materials (save the date, evite, sponsor letters)
Create financial reports for event and organization leadership
Create run of show for event day and evening
Promote event on social media and with appropriate mainstream media
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The ideal candidate must have:
• Analytical skills and an ability to thrive in a start-up environment
• Comfort using Microsoft Excel and Google Documents
• Responsive by email and phone
• Excellent communication and writing skills. Samples will be requested
• Excellent teamwork skills and experience in leading a team.
• A desire to support and communicate South Bronx United's mission
The ideal candidate would also have the following qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in communications, social enterprise, nonprofit management, business, marketing or related fields
• Experience in non-profit fundraising events and major gifts
• A passion for serving urban youth, education, youth development, and/or soccer.
This is a 6 month position that will complete at the end of November. The workload of the position is expected to fluctuate around key periods, but is flexible for a candidate to often work remotely and on their own time. 10 hours a week should be expected, up to 20 hours a week in November.
The individual will report to the Special Events Director and the Executive Director.
A small stipend may be provided
We are looking for an enterprising individual interesting in helping develop a nonprofit organization and learning through the process. Intern would be responsible for (1) researching and developing grant proposals, sponsorship opportunities, and press relations, (2) completing organizational management tasks, and (3) administering and organizing special events. Intern would also provide input in the fundraising plan and the organizations long term goals. Interest is working directly with youth through our programs is welcomed and encouraged. The position can be molded to fit the individual's strengths and interests.
Ideal candidate would be a student in a nonprofit management program or related degree program. Ability to be flexible is important. Length of commitment, time commitment, and start date is negotiable. No stipend can be offered, but the opportunity to serve youth is extremely rewarding and the experience gained is significant.
For an individual interested in education, advising, or social work careers, this internship offers the chance to build experience while serving a community in need. The intern would work with a caseload of high school juniors and seniors helping students complete the college application and entrance process. The intern would ideally work with a group of students for the entire school year.