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Puentes de Salud Internship Partner | Career & Civic Engagement Center (Deadline EXTENDED)

Puentes Hacia el Futuro

Summer 2020 Camp Internship

Philadelphia, PA

UPDATED as of 3/25/2020: The application deadline has been extended to Monday, March 30, at 11:59pm ET. There is also a possibility of a remote format for this internship. More information will be shared with applicants selected for an interview in the coming weeks.
This is a Career and Civic Engagement Center Partner Internship. Selected intern will receive a funding award of $4,000 (minus taxes) to participate in this internship. The selected student will participate in the Beyond Bryn Mawr Summer Internship Program.
A complete application includes:
(1) submitting a one-page resume and cover letter through this Handshake listing

Intern Position Description

Puentes Hacia el Futuro offers a six-week summer program to approximately 50 children in the South Philadelphia Latinx immigrant community. This program supports students’ holistic development, focusing on bilingual literacy and arts-based work. Students participating will be ages 7-13. 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 activities and lessons with the students. The interns will work closely with the Puentes Education 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 Latinx immigrant community come from a rich background of bicultural and bilingual heritage and also confront significant academic, cultural, and social challenges as they navigate their education in the Philadelphia public school system. Puentes Hacia el Futuro works to support students’ educational achievement and positive development 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 ​six-weeks. (note that the first week of this program consists of orientation; there are six weeks of programming with students). There will be additional 7th week of remote work (details TBA).
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

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 funding is provided by Career & Civic Engagement Center

Dates:​ June 22 - August 7 2020
Weekly Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm (weekly field trip may times vary slightly)​           
Location: ​Southwark School, 1835 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 

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

For questions about internship funding, please contact Jennifer Prudencio at