Pasantía publicado por: Wellness in the Schools
Publicado el: 09/01/2013
MISSON: Wellness in the Schools inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools across the country. Through meaningful public/private partnerships with school leadership, teachers, chefs, coaches, parents and kids, Wellness in the Schools creates hands-on programs such as Cook for Kids, Green for Kids and Coach for Kids. These programs provide healthy foods, healthy environments and opportunities for regular play to help kids learn and grow. WITS is currently in 47 NYC public schools, with 12 partnership schools in eastern Kentucky, and 2 pilot schools in Florida.
About the Position: Wellness in the Schools (WITS) is looking for one intern to assist with program, development, and administrative projects in our main office. WITS has a large, and growing, program base and is operated by a small, dedicated staff- so there are a variety of things to work on and each week brings new needs and projects. The WITS Fall intern should have an interest, and preferably experience, in healthy food, culinary arts, teaching, childhood health and wellness, fitness, and/or education. The selected candidate will gain experience in working with a growing non-profit, where the key to most problems is adaptability. The intern will report to the Program and Development Coordinators, as well as liaise with other office, program, and executive staff. If interested, the intern will have the opportunity to work with the WITS Cooks and/or Coaches and visit a variety of public schools and students throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
Potential Intern Activities
Internship Application Requirements
Hours for this internship are flexible. We would prefer someone who can be in the office for roughly 15-20 hours a week for either 2-3 full days or 3-4 full and half days. These hours will be worked at our office on the Upper West Side, but may require travel to schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Bronx. Transportation for travel days will be covered by WITS. Interns should be able to commit at least 16 weeks, ideally for a full fall or spring semester, at which point we can discuss an extension.
To apply please submit the following to Ting Chang at Ting@wellnessintheschools.org:
Please note that this position is open until filled and is unpaid. Working for class credit can be arranged. Thank you for your interest.