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Monday, May 8, 2017

Blessed Sacrament School Internship Blog



Name of Organization:Blessed Sacrament School
Address: 240 Regent Ave, Providence, RI
Description of the overall mission of this organization: The mission of Blessed Sacrament School, a Catholic school and ministry of Blessed Sacrament Parish, is to educate Preschool through Grade Eight students in a safe, nurturing, and academically challenging environment that instills the knowledge of God's great love for us. We empower students to become well-rounded individuals who are lifelong learners and joyful witnesses to Christ's teachings.
Ages of youth served: 3 years old - 13 years old
Name of Mentor: Christine Hoskans
Hours worked:  Mondays 9:30-11:30 & 2:30:-5:30, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 & 2:30:-5:30, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 & 2:30:-5:30
Description of your role and duties:  At Blessed Sacrament I was a Teacher's Assistant for the 5th grade classroom. I supported my Lead Teacher in all subjects and facilitated my own "literature circles" during the reading period. Every day we would read chapters of an assigned book then do corresponding worksheets. After, I was able to chose my own book to read with my own group and create my own follow up assignments to prove comprehension of the reading.
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style)
Small school setting where everyone knows each other and appreciate everyone's help. The teachers are always welcoming students to give them extra support in the classrooms. Even though the principal makes the end decisions there is a lot of freedom to change your role in this school.
Additional Requirements: none
Special notes on process of getting this internship: Email the Principal of the school directly
Other internship opportunities with this organization: After school day care help

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
reading, art, hands-on
Your name: Jessel Severino
Your cohort: cohort 4




Thursday, May 4, 2017

DCYF


 
Name of Organization: (DCYF) - Juvenile Correctional Services
Address: 191 Social Street 7th Floor, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 02895
Description of the overall mission of this organization:
In partnership with family, community, and networks of care, the organization provides interventions to reduce the need for and length of detention at the RI Training School. When youth require detention, the program ensures that those youth exit the RI Training School with the education, skills and support to reduce the likelihood of recidivism. The program ensures that youth supervised in the community by Juvenile Probation/Parole are supported in conjunction with family, community and networks of care which are based on principles of practice to reduce the likelihood of future wayward or delinquent behavior.
Ages of youth served: 13-18 years old (For Juvenile Service)
Name of Mentor: Christopher Herbet
Hours worked: Once a week, every Wednesday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Description of your role and duties: Community-based programming (probation and parole) serves youth placed in community-based residential settings as well as those placed at home and in foster homes. Those youth placed in-home have access to an array of community-based services and are delivered in collaboration with family and other community support partners. Those youth placed in residential/congregate care also have access to residential programming aimed toward re-integration into home and community in collaboration with family, community partners and networks of care. The goal of all of these services is to re-integrate and/or maintain youth in their homes and communities and reduce the risk of re-offending.
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style)
It is a formal office environment, so proper dress was required and communication among colleagues was formal as well. There were 4 more Probation Officers in the building and they all had their own office. 
Additional Requirements: Having your own vehicle is a must, you will be travelling from place to place every shift. 
Special notes on process of getting this internship:
The process of interview and orientation takes up to 4 months. I applied right after the spring semester was over, and I was placed in the end of September.  Contact janice.smith@dcyf.ri.gov.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: N/A
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
#DCYF, #teenagers, #administrative, #trauma, #mentoring, #hands-on, , #non-paid,
Your name: Sweila Cardoso
Your cohort: 4
Your email address if others can contact you: scardoso_7649 atemail.ric.edu and sweila_cardoso at hotmail.com



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

City Arts (blog post)


Address: 891 Broad StreetProvidence, RI 02907
Description of the overall mission of this organization:
Ages of youth served: 8-13
Name of Mentor: Nika Gorini
Hours worked: 7.5, Mondays, 10am-5:30pm (and other days if needed)
Description of your role and duties: Administrative work, I led my own my music class, and a teacher's assistant for a drum class
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style)
There were at least four people, including myself, in the office. They did not care about dressing professionally, but it was expected that we dress appropriately. I felt really comfortable dressing casually in the workplace, and I loved that rule. Also, to keep the communication between us in the office, we could email, text message, or call one another.
Additional Requirements: (travel, etc)
I usually carpooled with my mentor to different places, but having my own car was not mandatory.
Special notes on process of getting this internship:
I scheduled an appointment first, before going through the application process, during the summer
Other internship opportunities with this organization:
-Americorps positions
-Teacher's assistance
-Administrative work
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
Administrative, mentoring, afterschool
Your name: LeeShonel Ayala
Your cohort: 4
Your email address if others can contact you: shonel.a91 at gmail.com

Monday, May 1, 2017

Johnston Recreation Internship



Name of Organization: Johnston Recreation
Address: 1385 Hartford Ave, Johnston RI, 02919
Description of the overall mission of this organization: "To develop youth and adults both physically and mentally through recreation."
Ages of youth served:4-17
Name of Mentor: Dan Mazzulla
Hours worked: (number, days, times) 600 hours, Mon-Sun All hours
Description of your role and duties: Supervisor for recreational staff. Oversee recreational programs including athletic leagues, community events, recreational clinics. Responsible for managing staff of twenty workers including scheduling and payroll. Organizing and promoting athletic registrations, summer camp registration, and responsible for opening and closing all recreational facilities.
Description of the culture of the place- 6 People in the office, Director, 3 secretaries, Tech person, Supervisor  
Additional Requirements: (travel, etc)
Special notes on process of getting this internship: My full time job for the past three years
Other internship opportunities with this organization:

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Hands-on, administrative, leadership

Your name: Mike Bedrosian
Your cohort: 4 Fridays Rachael
Your email address if others can contact you: mikebedrosian723 at gmail.com

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Mike Bedrosian
Supervisor
Johnston Parks & Recreation

Beat the Streets




Address: 721 Chalkstone Ave, Providence RI
Description of the overall mission of this organization: A nonprofit organization that reaches out to at risk youth through co-educational wrestling in a positive safe environment.  We provide academic support, mentoring, physical activity and nutritional information for students that will help them succeed in school and life.
Ages of youth served: 12-14
Name of Mentor: Silas Murray
Hours worked: Practices are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2-5:30. Extra practice is offered every day of the week except Sundays at 2 different locations.  Matches are usually Tuesdays or Wednesdays mostly and start at 4 (they go for about 3 hours). Tournaments are usually Saturday or Sunday all day.
Description of your role and duties: I help plan and run the workouts, in charge or stretching, help with drilling, getting kids to pay attention, coach at matches and tournaments, and drive kids home.
Description of the culture of the place: We hold practice in the middle school gym at Nathanael Greene.  We bring up mats from the basement every practice.  We all wear workout clothes and wrestling shoes which are provided by the coaches.
Additional Requirements: We take a bus to tournaments and matches.  Us coaches drive the kids who need a ride home.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: Got introduced to Beat the Streets through YDEV 250 when we visited the organization.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: Mentoring

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Sports, afterschool, mentoring
sports, preschool, DCYF, teenagers, administrative, trauma, mentoring, hands-on, art, science, afterschool, dance, curriculum, library, school, leadership, paid,

Your name: Laura Johnston
Your cohort: 4
Your email address if others can contact you: ljohnston_5945@email.ric.edu



DCYF


Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF)

Address: 101 Friendship Street

Description of the overall mission of this organization: "Partner with families and communities to raise safe and healthy children and youth in a caring environment."

Ages of youth served: Sometimes infants all the way to age 21

Name of Mentor: Ron Sanda

Hours worked: M-F

Description of your role and duties: My role was in the social security and trust division. Here I was in charge of filling out disability reports for children and adults, communicating back and forth with case workers, filling out SSI applications, updating our master spreadsheets of each person's status in terms of SSI, and monitoring our trust accounts to make sure that each child and adult was receiving the correct amount of money.

Description of the culture of the place: This is a friendly and open work environment. Everyone who works here is willing to help you in any way you may need, The dress code is business attire, except for business casual days which happen every so often for certain departments. It depends on the day how many people will be in because everyone is always coming and going, usually between visits or court. However, each floor usually has a handful of people if not more that are always there.

Special notes on process of getting this internship: Be patient after applying for this internship because there is a lot going on daily. Before I found out I had this internship, I waited months to hear back. It wasn't because they weren't sure, rather two branches just merged into one building causing a lot of adjustments to be made before interns could be selected. Remember good things come to those who wait.

Other internship opportunities with this organization: Every division within DCYF has opportunities for interns. It's all about seeing what each division is about and then where you see yourself best fitting in. No matter the division you choose for your own internship experience, you will be challenged and learn so much!

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
Administrative,Rewarding, Leadership

Your name: Megan Fisk
Your cohort: 4
Your email address if others can contact you: mfisk280@gmail.com

Youth In Action


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Name of Organization: Youth In Action
Address: 672 Broad Street, Providence, RI, 02907
Description of the overall mission of this organization: This organization believes in the power of youth and individuals to create social change in their communities and the world.
Ages of youth served: 14-18
Name of Mentor: Pegah Rahmanian
Hours worked: Tuesdays 11-6
Last Friday of every month 3-7:30
Service Learning opportunities (at random dates and times, usually one Saturday a month from 10-1)
Description of your role and duties: My responsibilities and duties are to find one service learning opportunity for the youth inside of the program each month.  I also have to plan a theme and activities for each community event on the last Friday of every month, and put my input into the other workshops that the rest of the team is working on.  I have to work with a budget, and stay organized and consistent.  I am also in the space when the youth are there to connect with them and help with facilitating programming.
Description of the culture of the place: There are usually at least two people in the office at all times.  The office has 4 staff members that work there.  It is a very laid back atmosphere and the staff work as one unit like a family.  There is a lot of freedom for creativity and work, it is not a highly structured atmosphere. The dress code is to dress appropriately, but laid back casual dress, and when you go to events more business casual.      
Additional Requirements: Travel to buy materials for your events, and for events that the youth do.  This organization really cares about its work and mission, and is full of great genuine people.    
Special notes on process of getting this internship: Be open-minded and have the youth be the center of your focus.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: Yes, I made a partnership with a school department that I could intern at if I asked.   

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
Social Change, Leadership, Support
Your name: Ilana Tirocchi
Your cohort: 4
Your email address if others can contact you: itirocchi1 at gmail.com