Apply HERE (Applications due February 15, 2019)
Location: New York, NY
Address of Internship: 314 West 54th St. New York NY 10016
Number of Positions: 1
UpNext is a fatherhood and workforce development initiative located at the Midtown Community Court, and is funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development. UpNext utilizes a strength-based approach to provide services to fathers to assist them in reconnecting with their children emotionally and financially. An intern who works for UpNext will gain a better understanding of the unique challenges and experiences of fatherhood work, and working in a social justice setting.
Students generally assist with research, co-facilitating job readiness or fatherhood-topic workshops for client groups, classroom assistance with computer workshops for dads, prison letter responses, organizing family activity trips, and other projects as needed.
Students should be prepared to work with a diverse population of fathers from different backgrounds.Students should be motivated to work, be on time, and be able to manage their time effectively. Critical thinking skills, humility, and a desire to work in a social justice setting empowering fathers is important.
Interns should be comfortable working in a setting with fathers who have diverse backgrounds. Interns should be able to demonstrate humility and empathy and this should be their approach to interacting with clients. It is preferable interns have a strong desire to work in a social justice setting and are interested in fatherhood work.