Getting Out and Staying Out

Apply HERE (Applications due February 17, 2017)

Websitehttp://www.gosonyc.org

Location: New York, NY

Address of Internship: 75 East 116th St. New York, NY 10029

Position Description

The intern would be involved in nearly every aspect of the organization. For the first several weeks, s/he would observe the following job readiness workshops run by staff: Orientation, Introduction to Interview Skills, Basic Computer Skills for Success, Career Exploration I and II, Resume Writing, Advanced Interview Skills, Effective Workplace Habits I and II, GOSO Education and Vocational Programs, and Networking and Job Search. The intern would co-facilitate workshops at the beginning of their internship, with the possibility of running a workshop on an ongoing basis.

The intern would also assist clients with resume and cover letter writing. In addition, the intern would assist the Manager of Measurement and Outcomes with monthly recidivism checks and calculations and help create implementation tools for program evaluation changes. Lastly, the intern would assist with written correspondence to our participants in upstate prisons and pre-screen clients for GOSO’s paid internship program.

Interns would be expected to provide administrative support to all staff members, which could involve data entry, proofreading, filing, and other clerical duties. Interns are encouraged to brainstorm their own projects that would promote their own growth and be beneficial to the organization and the people it serves. The intern would be expected to contribute to the team-oriented approach in service delivery, positively engaging clients both formally and informally while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. Past fellows did case studies and program evaluations on GOSO programming and our clients.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates would have high levels of cultural sensitivity, an ability to demonstrate empathy, and genuine curiosity about the dynamics about the lives of the people served, the workings of the organization, and best practices in the fields of youth development, criminal justice, and reentry. An openness to learning and growth remains paramount, along with excellent written and verbal communication.