The Health and Wellness Program is an internship program designed for teens that are interested in school and community health needs, health services and health education. The teens create a community assessment of the health and well needs in their community through research and use video, photo and other multi-media to prent their findings.
The CTVN Hard Cover Digital Video Production Internship engages youth in the hands-on process of creating solutions-oriented video for broadcast, from concept & planning through shooting and editing. Teens gain tangible skills in all facets of film and video production that lead to success in academics and other endeavors.
The Go Green! program is designed to engage youth in the Green movement by providing hands-on visual arts experience in reuse and recycle concepts. Interns work with a professional artist to create recycling bins, composting bins and reusable bags all made from recycled materials. The goal of this program is to provide youth with a clear understanding of the human impact on the environment, and empower them to make small changes in their everyday routines that positively impact the environment.
Interns provide basketball instruction and run competitions for children aged 6-12. Instructors teach interns and expand their skills, and interns have the opportunity to practice and teach these skills to younger children. The internship ends with a neighborhood basketball tournament.
Free Spirit Mediaâ€™s Video Production Internship will train young people in the areas of advanced video production through hands-on opportunities with media industry professionals. Youth will develop skills in producing, interviewing, television writing, camera operation, and directing as they develop their own skills as young media professionals.
Interns work in conjunction with Forest Preserve of Cook County, Friends of the Parks, and community groups in removing the invasive buckthorn species to restore the forest preserves. Interns are trained and certified and may also work in terracing projects with forest preserve professionals. Various other restoration activities may occur as well, as needed.
Interns are placed into teams (4-7 students) and each team will be assigned to an organization (community based non-profit, government entity, or community business). At these organizations, interns function as a team of consultants. They have a project that either furthers the mission of that organization or increases that organizations capacity for serving the community. Interns are required to dress appropriately in business attire whenever they interact with clients and are required to exhibit professional behavior in all meetings.
Interns supervise and teach apprentices to improve writing ability, editorial skills, computer skills, photography, layout and design, public speaking and movie-making. Interns assist apprentices in creating a portfolio that will include a resume, biography, a public service campaign, a newsletter article and a newsletter. Interns are responsible for helping apprentices create a business to address an issue plaguing their community.
The Cafe Crew Internship position is an opportunity for teens to explore a unique and thriving career field culinary arts/food service. The program is multifaceted and youth have the opportunity to learn proper food handling; food service operations; aspects of catering; snack/product development; nutrition and food science. This role requires interns to assist with distribution of a hot lunch to over 300 youth and breakfast to 100 youth, sanitation practices in the kitchen, assistance with sale of garden vegetables, preparation of salad bar and preparing afternoon snack.
Interns hold daily classes for summer camp participants to teach them how to refurbish computers that will be donated to the community. They also teach computer use classes that include basic computer use as well as common software use and creating, maintaining and transporting files.