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 included: 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

Summer Soccer Scholars Internship

Special Events Internship

Nonprofit Development Internship

After School Program Internship

College Counseling Internship

Social Work Internship

Community Organizing Internship

Videography 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.

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SUMMER SOCCER SCHOLARS INTERNSHIP
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.


SPECIAL EVENTS INTERNSHIP
Overview:
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.

Responsibilities:
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.

Time
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


NON PROFIT DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP
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.


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM INTERNSHIP
Overview: South Bronx United 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 3:30-6:00 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, counseling, and social work.

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

Key responsibilities:
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
• Support staff with classroom management and overseeing academic coaches
• Teach small group (2-5 students) math/ela enrichment lessons
• Help build the database of educational resources and develop lesson plans

Programmatic
• Track student attendance and academic records
• Organize and maintain classroom space, program records and academic resources
• Communicate with students coaches to inform them of behavioral/attendance issues
• Serve as liaison between academic coaches and program staff
• Assist with volunteer recruitment and management

Counseling
• Conduct outreach to families regarding student attendance
• Assist social worker in speaking with families/schools with respect to student behavior
• Conduct outreach to schools for student records
• Help resolve conflicts between youth and manage behavior
• When appropriate assist social worker in providing direct counseling to youth

Qualifications:
Enthusiastic and caring individuals who want to make a difference in the community with a specific interest in education and/or counseling. Should have a background in working with youth or some
Organized and committed individuals that not only want to help share the joy of playing the sport but also want to reinforce the values that sport helps develop (teamwork, discipline, respect, etc). No soccer background necessary.

Time commitment:
2.5 hours 3-5 times a week dependent on intern’s availability and desired commitment. A minimum one semester commitment is required.


COLLEGE COUNSELING INTERNSHIP
Overview: 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 closely with the SBU staff social worker and/or education director (dependent on specific interest of the intern).

Responsibilities:
• Oversee a caseload of students to ensure their school and program attendance, track school performance, identify areas for improvement
• Assist with family outreach and increasing family involvement
• Work directly with students concerning specific needs or problems that may arise.
• Research potential partnerships and helping bring them to fruition.
• Assist with referrals for students who we cannot fully serve
• Provide school and career Counseling.

Location:
Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, 730 Concourse Village West or SBU Office, 594 Grand Concourse


SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP
Overview: South Bronx United Student Counselors work closely with SBU staff in coordinating and supervising the SBU After School Tutoring Program. The program provides homework help, academic enrichment, and youth development activities for approximately 80 youth ages 10-15. Student Counselors work 3-5 days a week from 3:30-6:30 pm and get hands on experience supporting at-risk 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. Student counselors will be supervised by a New York State LMSW.

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

Key responsibilities:
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
• Assisting the social worker in providing direct counseling to youth
• Co-supporting the development and implementation of gender-based group activities for youth
• Helping to resolve conflicts between youth and manage inappropriate behavior through daily behavior progress reports
• Provide one-on-one tutoring/mentoring to youth
• Assisting social worker in speaking with students, parents/guardians, and/or schools with respect to student behavior
• Conducting 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
• Assign lessons, worksheets, and extra work to students who finish their homework early

Programmatic
• Track academic records
• Manage student behavior in a tutoring classroom
• Serve as liaison between academic coaches and program staff

Qualifications:
Enthusiastic and caring individuals who want to make a difference in the community 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.

Time commitment:
3 hours 3-5 times a week, dependent on student's availability and desired commitment. A minimum one semester commitment is required.

Training/support provided:
Student will be supervised and mentored by a New York State LMSW.


COMMUNITY ORGANIZING INTERNSHIP
South Bronx United (SBU) is seeking outgoing, energetic leaders with a passion for sports and social justice to serve as Soccer for Change/Organizing Interns. SBU uses soccer as a vehicle for social change, aiming to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership skills so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. SBU promotes educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and unites diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals.

Interns would be tasked with continuing this mission on their school campus in order create positive change within his/her greater community. Specifically, ambassadors would work closely with SBU staff in two primary areas: 1) Outreach -reaching out to the student body and administration in hopes of recruiting mentors and tutors for South Bronx youth, as well as building a foundation for a Soccer for Change student group 2) Events - organizing campus visits and activities for South Bronx youth, as well as drives for equipment/donations.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their passions, ideas, and creativity to the position and will have the opportunity guide and lead this project while collaborating with SBU Staff.


VIDEOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP
South Bronx United, a sports based youth development organization, is seeking an intern with an interest in film editing and videography who is passionate about helping under-served youth realize their college dreams. The intern will be tasked filming youth soccer matches and helping the student athletes develop highlight videos to be sent to collegiate soccer programs in the hopes of them obtaining an athletic scholarships.

All the youth in the program are serious soccer players, many of whom have the ability to obtain athletic scholarships with the right support and resources. Without these scholarships many colleges are out of reach for program youth due to financial circumstances.

There is also potential to work on promotional videos to help the organization in fundraising efforts.

The position would be perfect for graduate students in film working on final projects. There is some flexibility in project design. If interested please email info@southbronxunited.org to discuss further.