The Art Institute of Chicago Family Programs internship introduces teens to public art programming for youth and families. Gain art facilitation and public contact experience, and apply your skills to program presentations that take place at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Community Theatre Interns learn all aspects of working in and running a small community theatre that creates original theatre pieces to be performed in the community. Sample shows are about litter, gardening, community pride, patronizing local businesses, etc. Shows are performed at bus stops, in the park, on school grounds, in mall parking lots and for children in day care centers. Interns not only learn acting skills, but also marketing and promotions, writing, directing, audience development, scheduling, negotiations and team work.
Trained as Math Literacy Workers, interns become versed in Lesson Planning, Creating and Delivering Workshops, Math Instruction and Critical College Preparatory Math Skills. During the first week of the program students are trained in the T-Point module and YPP history. After the initial week of training, interns mock workshops that model a variety of math teaching methods, learning additional ways to absorb and deliver content.
The Summer Youth Liberation Interns develop their ability to think critically about their community and build the skills to become engaged in youth organizing campaigns. Interns learn how to understand the world around them through critical analysis, research and organizing. Interns work to complete research in small groups on various topics affecting them and their communities including juvenile justice, education and health. The goal of these research projects is to determine the impact these issues have in the community and define a strategy to meet these challenges.
Region 1. The Lawrence Hall Youth Services summer work program involves a comprehensive, hands-on experience for youth interested in the culinary and landscaping fields. Interns will learn skills specific to these vocations while developing and practicing the work habits necessary for successful employment.
Region 6 - La Causa Community Committee's Summer Sports Rec Camp offers softball, volleyball and track and field; all instilling competition and sportsmanship. Fitness, swimming and recreational activities complement our sports camp; thus creating an understanding and appreciation for a more fun-filled fit and healthier lifestyle.
The Junior Youth Worker Associates perform tasks to assist and support Youth Workers and Head Start staff. They help provide services to children in the Head Start classroom and School Age Summer Fun groups according to the centers program plans and the agency's mission.
Interns are trained to become soccer coaches and refs through our sports leadership program--Coaching Club. Interns utilize these skills to coach and officiate youth ages 7-18 enrolled in the Southwest Athletic Club (SWAC) soccer league this summer. Throughout the program, interns receive training in a responsibility based sports leadership curriculum that incorporates levels of personal responsibility. Youth interns also participate in several different clinics in which they learn the ins and outs of soccer as well as the skills necessary to coach and officiate actual games.
Interns work with children in the summer sports day camp and supervise a number of sports and recreation activities.
Interns build employment-readiness and leadership skills by instructing younger children in precision drill and dance techniques and leading discussion groups on life skills and prevention topics.