Healthy Relationships Breakout Worldwide - Interns needed
- Internship posted by The Relationship Foundation
Hours per week
30 hours per week
321 E. 10th Street
Healthy Relationships Breakout Worldwide!
Sound like the impossible dream? Perhaps it's not too far off. Do you have a burning desire to be a part of social change? If so, read on and find out how the Trauma- Informed Schools approach and an extraordinary communication skill set called Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can transform any school's culture.
We ask this important question:
We spend 12 years in school preparing for a career.
How much time do we spend preparing for a relationship?
Have you been asking this question along with the rest of the population? With the increase in violence, childhood suicide, bullying, sexual harassment and assault, substance abuse, self-harm, etc. at schools and colleges, offering Relationship Education that focuses on respectful and consciouscommunication is ever more necessary.
The Relationship Foundation, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit is seeking interns for various areas, such as social media, research, writing, marketing, curriculum development, and grant research. Interns are needed now as well as into the fall and beyond. This is an unpaid internship, but that could soon change as we receiving requests for our work at an ever increasing rate.
If you are a college student, graduate, or even if you've been out in the world a while, this internship will give you a sense of purpose, and you might very well learn about relationships in ways you may not have imagined before.
Here is what we do and who we are:
The Relationship Foundation (TRF), a 501(c)3 non-profit, has been teaching its "Healthy Relationships 101" program in high schools in New York City and in cities in several other states for nine years. We instruct students and teachers on how to sustain healthy, thriving, meaningful, and fulfilling relationships with everyone in their lives.
One of the most effective things we do is support students and teachers to articulate their needs and feelings without blame and judgment and to listen empathically; everything we wish we had learned growing up. Given how disconnected (or over-connected) our society is today, learning this work can make all the difference both in and out of school. The communication skill set we teach is based on Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication (NVC)," and the results of this approach have been extraordinary. See our website for details .
Equally as important is introducing the Trauma-Informed Schools approach to help schools' staff to understand that so called problem students are actually kids with toxic stress in their brain chemistry due to abuse, neglect from unstable home lives (or homeless lives). Understanding this changes how kids are treated and the positive outcomes are phenomenal. The new approach to a disruptive student is is not what's wrong with you, but what's going on with you? A 60 Minutes story on this subject was recently hosted by Oprah who is now focusing her philanthropic efforts of this approach. See Oprah, Trauma-Informed on 60 Minutes on Youtube.
We have a book, a curriculum for schools and a guidebook for organizations that are available on our website. Our guidebook for facilitators is being used by women's organizations nationwide and has been requested by other social service organizations, domestic violence prevention facilities, mental health clinics, prison counselors, and therapists.
We write for the Huffington Post, and we have a collaboration in development with Scholastic to get our work out to schools nationwide.
Candidates will be selected for the skills they bring to the organization and their commitment to the organization's mission. A motivated self-starter with a keen sense of organization is a must. Excellent typing and computer skills are also required.
As an intern, you will learn the history of the project, gain new insights, and help to focus opportunities to maximize their potential.
The office atmosphere is casual and informal as we work out of a clean and comfortable 900 sq. ft. apartment in the East Village. There are four work stations and generally two to three interns in the office. It's a lively atmosphere.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone who dreams big, wants to join a non-profit on the brink of wider recognition, and desires to make a difference in the world. We're technically a start-up, but we are closing in on grants and a deal with Scholastic so the internship could lead to a paid position. As of now it is unpaid. Course credit can be given. This internship is a three month commitment.
Michael Jascz, Executive Director
The Relationship Foundation
This a life changing opportunity!
How To Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, and state what area(s) you are most interested in.
Please review our website http://www.therelationshipfoundation.org/ to make sure this is the right fit for you. Watch some of the short videos and listen to a radio interview on the home page for added insight into the essentials of the work we are advocating.
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