Internships

To Apply    Submit resume to:
   Alisha Gambino, Director of Youth & Young Adult Services
   Mattie Rhodes Center, 148 N. Topping Ave. KCMO 64123
   (816) 581-5685, agambino@mattierhodes.org

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CAE Intern
Start date: August 6


Summary

The intern will be responsible for the instruction and supervision of youth attending the Cultural Arts Exploration (CAE) program at the Mattie Rhodes Center Northeast location. The Cultural Arts Exploration program is an interdisciplinary program serving students in grades K-5. The program utilizes the visual arts as a tool to teach character building and increase reading skills. The program runs 4:00-5:30 pm, Monday – Friday (staff/intern arriving at 2:30pm) through the school year. This intern must be committed for an entire school semester.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Instruct and supervise youth in completing lessons and related class activities.
  • Address discipline issues and emergency safety procedures with youth
  • Maintain class rotation schedules and groupings
  • Maintain program attendance records and other required data
  • Participate in the implementation of evaluations and surveys for assessment and measurement of program outcomes.
  • Attend any agency or youth development specific trainings
  • Other related duties as assigned

Ideal Candidate
Students majoring in:

  • Art or Elementary Education
  • Youth Development
  • Social Work
  • Creative Writing
  • Foreign Language - Spanish
  • Any majors similar to those listed above

Some experience working with children
**Spanish fluency is a plus, but not required

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EXPLORE Intern
Start date: August 6


Summary

The Intern is responsible for the instruction and supervision of youth attending the EXPLORE program at the Mattie Rhodes Center Northeast location. EXPLORE is a prevention program serving youth in grades 6-12 residing in the Northeast neighborhood. The program focuses on character development, educating youth about the consequences of engaging in risky behaviors, and participation in community service opportunities. The program runs 3:00pm-6:00, Tuesday – Friday (staff/intern arriving at 2:00pm) throughout the school year. This intern must be committed for an entire school semester.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist program staff in creating lesson plans and executing activities each week
  • Address discipline issues and emergency safety procedures with youth
  • Gather participants’ grades from schools quarterly
  • Interact one-on-one with students to support them in reaching their full potential; including linking youth to resources in the community based on unique interests and goals (ie. job fairs, scholarships, summer camps, etc)
  • Maintain program attendance records and other required data
  • Participate in the implementation of evaluations and surveys for assessment and measurement of program outcomes.
  • Attend any agency or youth development specific trainings
  • Other related duties as assigned

Ideal Candidate
Students majoring in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Human Services
  • Social Work
  • Any majors similar to those listed above

Some experience working with adolescents
**Spanish fluency is a plus, but not required

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Youth Soccer Intern
Start date: September 3 


Summary

The Intern is responsible for assisting with supervision and administrative duties in relation to the program. The program serves grades 1-6 from James Elementary School, located across the street from the Mattie Rhodes Center Northeast location. The program is non-competitive and focuses on health and wellness, character building, and encouraging youth to be active! The program runs 4:00pm-5:30pm Mondays & Wednesdays. (staff/intern arriving at 3:00pm) The program holds three seasons: Fall, Winter (indoor futsal), and Spring each running approximately 6 weeks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Promote and coordinate program registration for Mattie Rhodes Center participants
  • Supervise youth throughout the program, including facilitating transitions between Health & Wellness lessons and the soccer field and to and from other school programming (ie LINC) and maintaining the signing out/dismissal process
  • Maintain contact with school regarding programming and any necessary changes (ie cancellation of programming)
  • Maintain program attendance records and other required data and collect required data from partner organizations
  • Participate in the implementation of evaluations and surveys for assessment and measurement of program outcomes.
  • Coordinate NorthEast Sports Alliance collaboration between Mattie Rhodes Center and other partnering community organizations
  • Attend any agency or youth development specific trainings
  • Other related duties as assigned

Ideal Candidate
Students majoring in:

  • Education (Physical Education) 
  • Fitness/Wellness
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports Science
  • Athletics
  • Any majors similar to those listed above 

Some experience working with children
**Spanish fluency is a plus, but not required