Middle School Through College Programming Summer Interns




333 East 100th Street
New York
New York
United States


DREAM (formerly known as Harlem RBI), is seeking dynamic, motivated individuals to serve as interns in our Middle School through College Programs during the summer of 2018.

Like all DREAM staff, the Middle School through College Program interns should demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and values of DREAM and should have substantial expertise in all areas of responsibility. Come join an organization that was recently recognized as one of the “50 Best Non-Profits to Work For” in the United States by The Nonprofit Times.

See below for opportunities: 

  • Middle School Academic Programming Intern
  • High School Access Intern
  • College Access Intern
  • College Success Intern


I. Middle School Academic Programming Intern

This intern will receive support from the academic team. In order to ease the intern into their role they will receive professional development in context of the Academic Team, the role and impact in the Middle School Program, Academic Mindset Behaviors (AMB), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) focus over grades, data collection, and Response to Intervention (RTI). From here, our intern will receive mentorship from each of the members in our team: research with our East Harlem Academic Coordinator through contacting schools and creating a database; research with the Academic Manager, through the study of RTI and gathering resources for our tier 3 student case studies from our three sites; and facilitation with our DreamBuilders Academic Coordinator, by supporting Dream University at least once a week. See below for responsibilities:

  • Contact schools and establish a database of school-specific resources and contacts;
  • Edit and compile all academic binders for all three sites: tutor binders, RTI binder, and tutor toolkit;
  • Facilitate and support at least once a week at DREAM University, our summer middle school program with DreamBuilders; 
  • Refine training materials for our goal setting workshops with our middle school youth;
  • Research and codify academic enrichment resources for specific case studies of our tier 3 youth, according to the RTI model;
  • Research and codify materials for students with IEPs.

II. High School Access Intern

See below for responsibilities:

  • Student file management;
  • Update and analyze Department of Education data on high schools;
  • Create DREAM specific “HS Directory”;
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator to plan Mock Interview event;
  • Write “guidebooks” for families on different high school types;
  • Assist in the creation of resources for families going through the HS Application process;
  • Personalized resume coaching;
  • Excel training;
  • Project management skills;
  • Insight into Education Access;
  • Experience in the school setting and non-profit setting.

III. College Access Intern

See below for opportunities:

  • Chaperone and mentor during DREAM’s weeklong residency at SUNY Old Westbury (where our rising seniors will stay in dorms and take writing workshops taught by college professors);
  • Prep materials, plan activities and co-facilitate during DREAM’s Summer Academy (where our rising seniors continue to engage in conversations and workshops related to college access);
  • Lead all youth documentation review and audits.
  • Build a College Counselor Directory for High Schools that participants attend.

IV. College Success Intern

  • Serve as a consistent “near peer” mentor for rising college first-years throughout the Summer Bridge Program;
  • Track daily attendance of Summer Bridge participants;
  • Assist in the planning and marketing for the Legends Classic (Annual Alumni Softball Game);
  • Support in development and promoting of mentoring program; 
  • Assist in collecting addresses and codifying care package materials and processes;
  • Aide in Summer Bridge planning, coordination, and presentation for groups of about 20-30 students;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate status at an accredited University;
  • Some experience in education;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel);
  • Competent in GSuite; 
  • Strong verbal and written communication;
  • Experience with research, especially education/school-based learning;
  • Has history in school and education research (IEP and RTI preferred but not mandatory);
  • Diversity and Inclusion experience preferred, specifically with a disability justice framework;
  • Spanish highly preferred;
  • Approachable and engaging presence - ability to connect with adolescents;
  • Facilitation skills - ability to lead a group of 20-30 students and remain flexible;
  • Ability to collect, audit and record data;
  • Strong organizational skills - ability to coordinate materials, supplies, attendance lists, etc. to determine logistics for workshops and ensure smooth operation of events.
  • Professionalism, dependability, and punctuality are a must;
  • Attention to detail is a must;
  • Ability to work within a team structure as well as independently;
  • Motivation, the ability to take initiative and use creative problem-solving skills;
  • Understanding of the community and youth that we serve;
  • Willingness to learn.


25-35 hours/week. Schedule is flexible.


Unpaid but course credit or volunteer arrangements are available.

How To Apply

Please apply here: https://careers.wearedream.org/careers/position/middle-school-through-college-programming-summer-interns-east-harlem-new-york-ny-usa