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Puentes de Salud is seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers to serve as interns in their new Bridges to the Arts program for 3 and 4 year olds. Transportation is provided!
See more information from their flyer below.
We seek highly motivated individuals from all backgrounds to serve as interns in our after-school program for children ages 3-4. Puentes de Salud serves the rapidly growing Latino immigrant community of South Philadelphia through an integrated approach to health, education, and wellness. Our education branch, Puentes Hacia el Futuro, is predicated upon the well-evidenced fact that education is inextricably tied to the health of individuals and communities. Our mission is to holistically support the education and development of our community’s children to foster positive long-term health outcomes. Interns will have the unparalleled opportunity to work and to learn at the intersection of social justice, migration, and urban education in a community-based, bilingual environment. Interns will be able to build close relationships with a small group of students and work closely as part of our team. Interns may use this work to fulfill academic field work, internship, or independent study requirements.
Eligibility & Requirements
This internship is available to a highly accomplished and responsible college or graduate student. Proficiency in Spanish is required, fluency desired.
Orientation: October 24th or 26th, 3-5:30pm
Sessions: October 31st - December 14th, 2017; January 23rd - May 10th, 2018
Hours: We prefer interns to participate for an entire academic year, but we are also able to involve those who can only commit to one semester at a time.
Location: Southwark School at 1835 S. 9th St. Philadelphia.
LILAC | Civic Engagement provides transportation to and from Puentes de Salud on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Vans leave Pembroke Arch at 2PM and return at 6PM.
In order to work with Puentes, please follow these steps by October 15th, 2017:
1. Fill out the PHF Early Childhood Intern Registration.
2. Complete a PA criminal background check and child abuse clearance - both are free and online: PHF Clearances Instructions. When emailing Puentes, specify ‘early childhood’ in the subject line.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Nell Anderson at (firstname.lastname@example.org).