Travel stipend provided
Hours per week
37.5 hours per week
McCarton Achievement Center - Community Outreach Internship
Internship Title: Community Outreach
Reports to: Mary Losiak, Manager of Development & Operations
Duration: June 1 - August 15, 2018, but is flexible based on school schedule
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Compensation: Travel Stipend
The Community Outreach department is responsible for community education and events. There are many educational initiatives-working with parents and families, generating interest in the ASD and Global Delays programs, developing partnerships with local healthcare providers, raising awareness within professional circles about the McCarton Achievement Center, as well as executing events.
Summary: Provide support to development and community outreach staff. This intern position will work with the following areas: Community Outreach, Community Education, Health Fairs, Parent Training, Community Professionals Training, Educational Breakfasts & Luncheons, and Open Houses.
Areas of Responsibility:
- Initiate Community Partnerships
- Attend events in the Bronx to meet fellow healthcare providers, nonprofit leaders, councilmembers, educators, individuals and establish friendships that could lead to partnerships or referrals.
- Plan and execute community education events to introduce Dr. McCarton to the Bronx.
- Grant reporting
- Document events, project expenses, and regularly submit updates to New York Community Trust.
- Provide NYCT with social media content that demonstrates the use of grant funding.
- Schedule and Manage Community Outreach Events
- Help schedule 8 three-hour meetings and trainings for community partner leadership (25-35) and frontline staff (100-120).
- Help schedule and plan quarterly open houses for local pediatricians and other healthcare providers to establish the McCarton Achievement Center as a trusted member of the local healthcare community.
- Plan 12 three-hour autism Care Trainings for 15-25 MCHC leadership and staff.
- Plan 12 two-hour free parent training events at churches, community centers, and housing projects for 220-240 parents of young children with autism.
- These trainings will address the major issues faced by parents of children with autism and other similar developmental disabilities (sleep issues, feeding issues, toilet training, Medicaid waivers, etc.)
- Local Media Coverage
- Work with trusted local media outlets to develop PSAs and targeted advertising about developmental warning signs and resources for parents, specifically designed to resonate with underserved audience
- Participate quarterly in community health fairs and host our own child development health fair.
- Must be a rising junior or senior at a 4 year accredited college/university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates should be seeking a bachelor’s degree in social work, education or a related field. School credit is applicable if possible
- Graduate students are welcome to apply
- Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Experience working with families and youth preferred
- Spanish speaking a plus
- All applicants must submit BOTH a resume and a cover letter
- Candidate must furnish his/her own laptop for use during the course of the internship