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LILAC PARTNER INTERNSHIP: Puentes Hacia el Futuro Summer Camp

Puentes Hacia el Futuro
Summer Camp Internship

*Please do not apply to this internship via handshake. Apply via BOTH application links below*

Application deadline: March 5th, 2018​. Internship positions are limited and competitive, please apply
early. Applicants accepted on a rolling and wait-list basis after deadline.

The Puentes Hacia el Futuro program is offering a six-week summer program to approximately 50
children who could most benefit from extra support in enhancing their bilingual literacy. We are seeking a
group of interns who will facilitate interactive sessions. Interns will have a significant amount of
leadership and teamwork responsibility and thus are expected to be highly motivated.

The interns will be responsible for the daily functioning of the program by leading educational, cultural, and activities and lessons for the children. The interns will work closely with the Puentes team and develop an
understanding of the social determinants of health and social justice issues impacting our community.

This is a special opportunity to learn about and to practice the process of development and
implementation of an education and public health initiative.

About Puentes Hacia el Futuro

Puentes Hacia el Futuro, Puentes de Salud’s education and wellness program, is predicated upon the
well-evidenced fact that education is inextricably tied to the health of individuals and communities. The
children of South Philadelphia’s Latino community come from a rich background of bicultural and
bilingual heritage but also confront significant academic, cultural, and social challenges as they navigate
their education in the Philadelphia public school system. The mission of Puentes Hacia el Futuro is to
improve the educational achievement of children in the Philadelphia Latino immigrant community in
order to improve long-term health outcomes, as well as to provide support in the context of extremely
limited educational resources.

Responsibilities include:
● Provide tutoring, mentoring, and organizational support for 35 hours​ per week for seven​-weeks.
Candidates must be available for the entire duration of the program.
● Plan, lead, and implement activities and lessons for daily sessions.
● Provide guidance and support to children and other interns.
● Build relationships and work with parents, family members, and external resources to enhance
children’s educational experience.

Eligibility & Requirements
This internship opportunity is available for a current college student. We are seeking a
highly motivated person with excellent interpersonal skills to join an enthusiastic group that is passionate
about supporting the education, health and wellness of the children in this community. Fluency or
proficiency in Spanish and relevant, previous experience working with children is required. Please note
this is an unpaid internship.

Dates:​ June 18 - August 2 (see website for specific dates)
Weekly Schedule:​ Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm (weekly field trip may times vary slightly)
Location: ​Southwark School, 1835 South 9th Street
Puentes Hacia el Futuro Summer Camp Internship Application
Application​: ​

Please contact us with any questions at: • 267-714-8048

*Please do not apply to this internship via handshake. Apply via BOTH application links. Your application will not be considered complete unless both applications have been submitted*