Internships

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, including: Fordham University, Columbia, Rutgers University, DePaul University, Seton Hall, 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.

CURRENT INTERNSHIPS

Education Internship
College Prep Internship
Nonprofit Development Internship
Soccer for Change Internship
Social Work Internship
Special Events Internship
Summer Soccer Scholars Internship

HOW TO APPLY
If interested in one of SBU's internships, please email, info@southbronxunited.org with resume and cover letter expressing the reasons for your interest and your availability for the position. Please put the name of the internship in the subject line.


SUMMER SOCCER SCHOLARS INTERNSHIP
Overview:
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.

When:
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm generally, July – August (For those that would like to start earlier there is opportunity to be involved beginning in June)

Where:
The Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, 2nd Floor, Mott Haven Campus
730 Concourse Village West,
Bronx, NY 10451

Commitment:
Monday-Friday, 35-40 hours a week, 8 weeks, early July – mid/late August

Training:
All interns will be trained, supervised, and mentored by our Education Director or Social Worker (dependent on the role of the intern). All interns will have an opportunity to attend a 2 week crash course in teaching, covering the basics of lesson plan development, building a curriculum, and classroom management. Additional training and supervision will be provided by SBU’s Executive Director, a career educator and teaching consultant.

Benefits:
Interns will have the unique opportunity to gain concrete teaching experience, developing their own curriculum and lessons, in a supervised setting.

A transportation stipend will be offered to offset subway fare costs

Positions in Detail: Interns can select which area(s) is/are of most interest to them.

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 may also lead a life skills class for groups of students. Additionally, 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.

Qualifications:
Enthusiastic and caring with a specific interest in social work, counseling, education, coaching or youth empowerment. Should have a background in working with youth. No soccer background necessary.

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.


SPECIAL EVENTS INTERNSHIP
Overview:
Special Events Interns work closely with South Bronx United’s Executive Director in planning and managing nonprofit fundraising events with a focus on SBU’s Annual Benefit. The Annual Benefit, which raised $44,000 last year, represents a significant and essential portion of SBU’s operating budget allowing SBU to keep pace with growing programming needs of Bronx youth.

When:
May – November. Exact hours are flexible and will fluctuate according to key periods with more hours likely needed immediately prior to the Benefit in early November.

Where:
SBU Office
594 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
*Work can often be done remotely if needed.

Commitment:
10-15 hours a week, May-early November. The workload of the position is expected to fluctuate around key periods, but is often flexible for a candidate to choose their hours.

Training:
All interns will be trained, supervised by the Executive Director.

Benefits:
While the position is unpaid, interns have the opportunity to see the inner workings of a small but growing non profit and the process of planning and managing a major fundraising event.

Responsibilities in Detail:
• Support a team, the SBU Benefit Committee, in planning and promoting the 5th Annual SBU Benefit
• Solicit donations for the event (venue, food, drinks, auctions items, etc)
• Organize event logistics (catering, registration, recruiting and training volunteers, music, awards program, etc.)
• Manage guest list, ticket purchases, monetary donations, and mailing list
• Support creation of event materials (save the date, evite, sponsor letters)
• Create financial reports for event
• Create run of show for event day and evening
• Promote event on social media and with appropriate mainstream media
• Support other fundraising events as planned by SBU’s Junior Board

Qualifications:
Along with possessing a passion for supporting non profit work and serving urban youth, an intern should have strong communication and writing skills and comfort using Microsoft Excel and Google Documents. Additionally, an ideal candidate would also have a BA in communications, non profit management, marketing or another related field, as well as experience in event planning and/or fundraising.


NON PROFIT DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP
Overview:
Non profit development interns work closely with South Bronx United’s Executive Director in building organizational capacity in support of SBU’s youth development programs, which use soccer as a tool to help youth advance academically, graduate high school, and go on to college. Intern’s work is focused in 3 key areas: 1) grant research & writing, 2) press relations and social media, and 3) fundraising through special events and sponsorships. Within these areas, the position can be molded to fit the individual's strengths and interests.

When:
Spring Internship: mid/late January – May
Fall Internship: September – December
Summer Internship: May – September

Where:
SBU Office
594 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
*There is some flexibility to work remotely

Commitment:
10-15 hours a week for at least a semester.

Training:
All interns will be trained and supervised by the Executive Director.

Benefits:
While the position is unpaid, interns have the opportunity to see the inner workings of a small but growing non profit and get experience in providing the resources and support needed for program sustainability.

Qualifications:
Along with possessing a passion for supporting non profit work and serving urban youth, an intern should have strong communication and writing skills and comfort using Microsoft Excel and Google Documents. Additionally, an ideal candidate should have a BA in communications, non profit management, marketing or another related field. Experience in event planning and/or fundraising is a plus but not essential.


EDUCATION INTERNSHIP
Overview:
South Bronx United Education Interns work closely with SBU educational staff in coordinating and supervising the SBU After School Tutoring Program. The program provides homework help and academic enrichment activities for approximately 80 youth ages 10-15. Interns work 3-5 days a week from 3:30-6:30 pm and get hands on experience administering an educational program, counseling and tutoring youth, and developing educational resources. The internship is perfect for those looking to gain experience in the fields of education, school counseling, and social work.

When:
Spring Internship: mid/late January - May
Fall Internship: September – early December

Where:
The Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, 2nd Floor, Mott Haven Campus
730 Concourse Village West,
Bronx, NY 10451

Commitment:
A minimum of 3 days a week from 3:30-6:30, Monday-Friday for at least one semester.

Training:
All interns will receive training from our Director of Education and Social Worker prior to working in the classroom.

Benefits:
While the position is unpaid, interns have the opportunity to work directly with veteran educators and a licensed master of social work in an educational setting. Interns will get hands on experience in developing learning resources, managing a classroom, and working with students who have the greatest educational and/or emotional needs. Interns will have the opportunity to learn how to read and understand students Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

Responsibilities in Detail:
Interns assist in three major program areas. Depending on the specific interests and skill set of the intern the job can be focused on one or more of these areas:

Education
• Provide tutoring to youth within the program with a focus on Special Education students
• Support staff with classroom management
• Help build the database of educational resources and develop lesson plans
•Support the Education Director in building a middle school curriculum

Programmatic
• Track student behavioral incidents and progress
• Organize and maintain classroom space, program records and academic resources
• Support staff in tracking academic progress at tutoring and school
• Assist with volunteer recruitment and management

Counseling
• Help resolve conflicts between youth and manage behavior
• Work with you in setting behavioral goals

Qualifications:
Enthusiastic and caring with a specific interest in social work, counseling, and youth empowerment. Should have a background in working with youth. Education, social work, psychology, sociology, or related majors are preferred. No soccer background necessary.


COLLEGE PREP INTERNSHIP
Overview:
South Bronx United College Prep Interns work closely with SBU educational staff in coordinating and supervising the SBU College Prep Program. The program provides academic support and mentorship for approximately 60 students in grades 10-12. Interns work 3 days a week and get hands on experience administering an educational program, tracking student progress towards college, and advising students on academic needs. The internship is perfect for those looking to gain experience in the fields of educational administration and school counseling.

When:
Spring Internship: mid/late January – May
Fall Internship: September – December

Where:
The Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, 2nd Floor, Mott Haven Campus
730 Concourse Village West,
Bronx, NY 10451

Commitment:
A minimum of 3 days a week for one semester. 6-8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays is required. 3rd day is flexible.

Training:
All interns will receive training from our Director of College Placement and Recruitment.

Benefits:
While the position is unpaid, interns have the opportunity to work directly with our Director of College Placement and Education Director and learn firsthand best practices for ensuring a pathway to college for all students.

Responsibilities in Detail:
• Track program attendance of all students
• Family outreach/student outreach to improve student attendance at programs • Manage procurement and entry of student records and documents(transcripts, report cards, tax returns, waivers)
• Research important college prep resources needed for each student (relevant scholarships, trade schools, additional SAT Prep & Regents Prep resources, GED options)

Qualifications:
Enthusiastic and caring with a specific interest in education, and youth empowerment. Should have a background in working with youth. No soccer background necessary.


SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP
Overview:
South Bronx United Social Work Interns work closely with SBU’s Social Worker in providing support for the SBU Academic Programs. The programs provide homework help, academic enrichment, and youth development activities for approximately 80 youth in 5th-9th grade and college prep for 60 students in 10-12th grade. Interns work 3-5 days a week during after school hours (after 3:30) and get hands on experience supporting underserved youth via individual counseling, supporting youth group activities, managing behavior, and conducting outreach. The social work/counseling position is ideal for undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in direct service work with youth and families.

When:
Spring Internship: mid/late January – May
Fall Internship: September – December

Where:
The Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, 2nd Floor, Mott Haven Campus
730 Concourse Village West,
Bronx, NY 10451

Commitment:
A minimum of 3 days a week for one semester. Internship hours generally coincide with academic program hours: Tutoring, 3:30-6pm, M-F & College Prep, 6-8pm, M, W.

Training:
All interns will be trained, supervised and mentored by a New York State LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work).

Benefits:
While the position is unpaid, interns have the opportunity to get hands on experience under the supervision of a social worker in working with underserved populations.

Responsibilities in Detail:
All SBU counselors assist in the three major program areas. The social work/counseling counselor will focus primarily on the emotional support and youth development facets of the after school tutoring program.

Counseling
• Assist in providing direct counseling to youth
• Co-support the development and implementation of gender-based group activities for youth
• Help to resolve conflicts between youth and manage inappropriate behavior through daily behavior progress reports
• Provide one-on-one mentoring to youth
• Assist in speaking with students, parents/guardians, and/or schools with respect to student behavior
• Conduct outreach to families regarding student attendance on a case-by-case basis

Education
• Provide tutoring to youth within the program
• Support staff with classroom management
• Manage student behavior in a tutoring classroom

Programmatic
• Track academic records and group attendance
• Track behavioral incidents

Qualifications:
Enthusiastic and caring with a specific interest in social work, counseling, and youth empowerment. Should have a background in working with youth. Social work, psychology, sociology, or related majors are preferred. No soccer background necessary.


SOCCER FOR CHANGE INTERNSHIP
Overview:
Interns serve as the on campus ambassadors at their college in promoting South Bronx United’s mission of positive social change through soccer. Interns work closely with SBU’s Program Director and SBU’s Youth Council in bringing greater resources to support South Bronx youth and organizing the student body around pressing community issues.

When:
Spring Internship: mid/late January – May
Fall Internship: September – December
Summer Internship: May – September

Where:
SBU Office
594 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
*Flexibility to work remotely, but at least one day at the office or program site per week

Commitment:
5-10 hours a week for at least a semester.

Training:
Interns will receive training with respect to their direct service position as well as supervision and mentorship from SBU’s Director of Outreach and Recruitment.

Benefits:
While the position is unpaid, interns have the opportunity to see the inner workings of a small but growing non profit and get experience in providing the resources and support needed for program sustainability.

Responsibilities in Detail:

Outreach/Organizing – intern will conduct outreach to the student body and administration in hopes of recruiting mentors and tutors for South Bronx youth, garnering support around pressing community issues, and laying a foundation for a potential Soccer for Change student group on campus. Interns will draw up a strategic plan for volunteer recruitment and management to maximize college student awareness of the program and likelihood of support for SBU programs.

Event Planning – intern will organize at least one activity on his/her college campus for South Bronx youth with the aim of increasing youth college awareness through fun activities that allow the youth to connect with college students, faculty, administrators, coaches, and student groups/organizations. Additionally, interns may organize equipment drives or fundraising events to further support youth.

Direct Service – intern will volunteer for at least one of SBU programs (mentoring, coaching, tutoring), so that they can speak first hand as to the importance of the program. Intern will also serve as a liaison between SBU’s Youth Council and his/her campus student groups to identify areas for potential collaboration around significant community issues.

Qualifications:
Enthusiastic and caring with a specific interest in community organizing, activism, non profit work, education, or youth empowerment. Preference to those with a background in organizing student groups and working with youth. No soccer background necessary.