Agency Name: Kids in Crisis ( www.kidsincrisis.org )
SafeTalk workshops utilize interactive discussion and role plays to teach children, grades k – 5, about bullies, strangers and ok/not ok touch. Workshops are presented one classroom at a time and are 60 minutes long. In some instances, these presentations may be conducted remotely.
As a SafeTalk Intern, your primary responsibility will be participating in scripted role-plays and/or facilitation of the program (using a scripted presentation) and meeting with students one-on-one at the end of each session to reinforce concepts, answer questions, and occasionally assist with disclosures of abuse, neglect and other issues.
Interns may also assist in presentations to parents and school faculty, assist with material preparation, scheduling and more as needed.
Internship may be used for college credit (depending on school/course requirements ). This is an unpaid internship.
3 + Hours per week minimum (more preferred), on a set, regular schedule developed with student & Kids in Crisis.
Available hours: Mondays – Thursdays between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm (during the school year).
Lower Fairfield County – including Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk & Stamford schools. Interns typically go directly to schools so reporting to the Kids in Crisis office in Cos Cob is not often required.
Human Development and Family Studies, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Communication and General Studies. All majors will be considered.
Reliable, outgoing student with a sincere interest in helping children. Comfortable presenting short role plays. Prior work, volunteer or intern experience with children or in the human services field is a plus. Those with a love of theater and/or public speaking may also be a fit, provided the desire to work with children is there.
Requirements and Training:
An interview, two-day training session and background checks are required. Interns must also have their own mode of transportation to and from schools.
Applicants should contact Kelly Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and more information. Please forward a resume if you have one prepared.
Check with your internship coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.