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Education and Community Youth Program Intern


Location: Jacksonville, FL

Salary Range: This is an unpaid internship

Full or Part Time: Part-time during the school year/ part-time in the summer

Reports to: Program Coordinator and Associate Program Coordinator

Employment Status: Temporary

Program Description

Do you want to learn more about working with high school students, event planning, curriculum development or educational research? Fresh Futures is looking for enthusiastic individuals that enjoy working with youth. Fresh Futures is a growing year-round educational and youth employment initiative that has grown tremendously in the last academic year. Started by FreshMinistries in 2008, our program focuses on using education and social outreach to offer adolescents a way to value their lives, their health, and their future goals. As a participant in our innovative program, students have the privilege to engage in academic enrichment opportunities, cultural enrichment outings, financial literacy coursework, health & wellness initiatives, job readiness/ professional development workshops, college readiness sessions and summer employment opportunities for youth ages 14 to 19. Our goal is to train and develop a generation of educated and responsible young adults that are prepared to enter into college or the workplace.

Interns will be supervised by the Program Coordinator and Associate Program Coordinator.

Position Summary

Education and Community Youth Program Intern will assist the Fresh Futures program of FreshMinistries by providing support and management of specific program elements and program projects. Interns may gain experience in one or more of the following aspects of education, non-profit administration, and youth development with specific duties determined by the PC and APC. Duties may include:

  • Volunteer & community organization
  • Curriculum design
  • Fundraising
  • Data management
  • Event Planning
  • Teaching/ Facilitating
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Human Resources
  • Employer and school partnerships management
  • Enrollment & retention
  • Chaperone field trips and cultural outings
  • General Office
  • Mentoring/Coaching
  • Case Management

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Education: Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Education, Psychology, Social Science or other related degree program preferred. Interest in working with high school students a plus.
  • Prefer GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Tutors / Mentors

The Boys and Girls Clubs in Yulee and Fernandina Beach are in need of college students to work as tutors/mentors 1 - 2 hours per week with small groups of teens. This is a wonderful opportunity to really make a difference by encouraging at-risk youth to graduate and pursue higher education. The hours are Monday — Thursday, any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., consistently on a weekly basis. Our youth especially need assistance with Language Arts, Algebra, and Science (Chemistry and Biology). But more importantly, they need relationships with college students to help encourage their success in school and in life! Interested volunteers should contact Theresa Duncan, Teen Director at or (904) 261-1075.

To get some additional leads on where you can serve, you can: