Youth Internship Program

Ages 15-21

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Synergy

2020 Youth internship

 

 

 

Synergy is now accepting applications for a variety of Volunteer Youth Internship Positions! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the start date of all positions and responsibilities will be subject to change on short notice, with some duties requiring parent/guardian permission if under 18.

 

The Youth Internship Program is designed for youth ages 15-21 and will provide you with relevant training and job skills.

 

Typically, Youth Interns receive First Aid (CPR) accreditation, High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification, and attend workshops on topics such as Resume and Cover Letter writing, Diversity Training, Financial Literacy, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). For the 2020 year, due to COVID-19, Synergy is unable to guarantee which training will be available, but we are committed to providing a wide variety of meaningful learning experiences. Depending on what funding is available, some training may be provided at cost.

 

All Interns, regardless of position, will have the opportunity to help plan and facilitate the Langdon Summer Drop-In program which provides free outdoor programming for youth ages 10+, under the direction of the Program Facilitator. For the 2020 year, this programming may be provided online, based on the direction of Alberta Health Services.

Youth Interns will also assist the team to design and roll out virtual fundraisers.

 

Each Youth Intern will be assigned to a Synergy Program Coordinator, who will mentor and train Youth Interns regarding the specific position they are interested in.

 

All Interns who complete at least 100 hours of volunteer time over the summer will receive a $500.00 bursary.

 

Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Hannah Fiegen at hannah@yoursynergy.ca by May 22nd, 2020. Include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

We hope that internships will begin on July 6th, with some training occurring in June, but will be following directions from Alberta Health Services, and therefore this date is subject to change.

See below for full Job Descriptions:

Position Title: Office and Events Assistant (1 position available)

Position Type: Volunteer

Reports to: Team Leader and Program Coordinators

Subordinate Positions: N/A

Last Updated: May 5, 2020

 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Team Leader and Program Coordinators, the Youth Intern-Office Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting Program Coordinators with Grant Research, Document Preparation, Office Related Duties, Event Planning, Stakeholder Engagement. The Office and Events Assistant will help with all aspects of Synergy summer events such as the Epic Water Fight and the Duck Race. They are also responsible for supporting and leading or co-leading a variety of activities for the youth of Chestermere, Langdon and SE Rocky View area.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Assist Program Coordinators with a variety of Office tasks, and willingness to learn new, related office skills

  2. Assist Program Coordinators with Event Planning for various community and fundraising events such as The Epic Water fight and The Duck Race

  3. Assist Program Coordinators with the organization and facilitation of activities for youth who live in Chestermere, Langdon and the surrounding South East portion of Rocky View County.

  4. Act as a leader and mentor for the youth involved in the activities, modeling appropriate, responsible behavior at all times.

  5. Model enthusiasm and responsibility while participating in a variety of safe, fun activities and special events that build leadership, citizenship, and youth voice.

  6. Help to establish and enforce rules and expectations for all outings. Ensure that youth are informed and understand.

  7. Attend and take part in staff meetings and training sessions.

  8. Represent the interests of youth and build the reputation of youth in the community as positive, contributing citizens.

  9. Maintain program materials and supplies in an organized fashion and make recommendations for expansion or replenishment.

  10. Responsible for using confidential information appropriately and maintaining the confidentiality and security of all information related to Synergy.

  11. Demonstrate Synergy values of holistic education, inclusion, collaboration, altruism, and mentorship.

  12. Other related duties as assigned.

 

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of this position.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Must have completed Grade 10

  • You may apply if you are completing Grade 10 in June of 2020.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to attend Mandatory First Aid and High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development Training

  • Interest in administration work and event planning

  • Ability or willingness to learn to engage and motivate children and youth.

  • Ability to focus energy and attention on the youth. 

  • Ability or willingness to learn to perform in a leadership role.

  • Basic keyboard and Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook).

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Willingness to attend events throughout SE Rocky View County as required.

  • Availability for some evening and weekend work.

  • Evidence of a clear Intervention Check from Alberta Children’s Services (if 18 or older).

  • Evidence of a clear Criminal Record Check (if 18 or older).

Position Title: Langdon Drop In Program Facilitator (2 positions available)

Position Type: Volunteer

Reports to: Team Leader and Program Coordinators

Subordinate Positions: N/A

Last Updated: May 5, 2020

 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, Langdon Drop In Program Facilitators will assist in the planning and facilitating of Langdon Drop In. Youth Interns will assist in planning activities, running activities, child supervision and all other aspects of the program, including online programming. Lead Assistants will also support other Youth Interns at Langdon Drop In through communicating plans, introducing them to youth, and providing encouragement

 

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth at all times (The best way to do this is to play with them!)

  2. Assist Program Coordinator with all activities

  3. Plan activities (games, crafts) as requested

  4. Facilitate activities as requested

  5. Help children and youth problem solve conflicts

  6. Assist with set-up and clean up each day

  7. Maintain program materials and supplies in an organized fashion and make recommendations for expansion or replenishment.

  8. Responsible for using confidential information appropriately and maintaining the confidentiality and security of all information related to Synergy.

  9. Demonstrate Synergy values of holistic education, inclusion, collaboration, altruism, and mentorship.

  10. Other duties as assigned

 

 

Note:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of this position.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Must have completed Grade 10

  • You may apply if you are completing Grade 10 in June of 2020.

 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to attend Mandatory First Aid and High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development Training

  • Availability on weekdays between 12-5pm

  • Ability to engage and motivate children and youth.

  • Ability to focus energy and attention on the youth. 

  • Ability or willingness to learn to perform in a leadership role.

  • Basic keyboard and Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook).

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Willingness to attend events throughout SE Rocky View County as required.

  • Availability for some evening and weekend work.

  • Evidence of a clear Intervention Check from Alberta Children’s Services (if 18 or older).

  • Evidence of a clear Criminal Record Check (if 18 or older).

Position Title: Social Media and Marketing Assistant (1 position available)

Position Type: Volunteer

Reports to: Team Leader and Program Coordinators

Subordinate Positions: N/A

Last Updated: May 5, 2020

 

Position Summary:

Working with all Synergy Staff, the Youth Intern will be responsible for taking photos and video at all events and programs. The Youth Intern will upload and organize these photos on the Synergy Flickr page. The Youth Intern will work with Staff to post photos and captions of summer activities on Synergy’s social media accounts, as well as creating original content. The Youth Intern-Office Assistant is also responsible for supporting and leading or co-leading a variety of activities for the youth of Chestermere, Langdon and SE Rocky View area.

 

 

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Be responsible for taking photos and video at all Synergy summer events and programs

  2. Assign someone to be responsible for taking photos and video at events and programs they cannot attend themselves

  3. Ensure all photos are uploaded and organized on Flickr in a timely fashion

  4. Work with staff to determine a social media posting schedule (Facebook, Instagram)

  5. Work with staff to design and caption posts

  6. Update and organize Synergy’s scrapbook

  7. Responsible for using confidential information appropriately and maintaining the confidentiality and security of all information related to Synergy.

  8. Ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth at all times (The best way to do this is to play with them!)

  9. Facilitate activities as requested

  10. Help children and youth problem solve conflicts

  11. Assist with set-up and clean up each day

  12. Demonstrate Synergy values of holistic education, inclusion, collaboration, altruism, and mentorship.

  13. Other duties as assigned

 

Note:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of this position.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Must have completed Grade 10

  • You may apply if you are completing Grade 10 in June of 2020.

 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to attend Mandatory First Aid and High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development    Training

  • Knowledge of Social Media outlets, ability to design creative and engaging posts

  • Beginning to Intermediate knowledge and ability of camera usage

  • Ability or willingness to learn to engage and motivate children and youth.

  • Ability to focus energy and attention on the youth. 

  • Ability or willingness to learn to perform in a leadership role.

  • Basic keyboard and Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook).

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Willingness to attend events throughout SE Rocky View County as required.

  • Availability for some evening and weekend work.

  • Evidence of a clear Intervention Check from Alberta Children’s Services (if 18 or older).

  • Evidence of a clear Criminal Record Check (if 18 or older).

Position Title: Community Beautification Director

Position Type: Volunteer

Reports to: Team Leader and Program Coordinators

Subordinate Positions: N/A

Last Updated: May 5, 2020

 

Position Summary:

Working with Program Coordinators, the Community Beautification Director will be responsible for a variety of community art projects and community gardens. The Community Beautification Director will plan each project, source materials and be responsible for organizing the completion of each project. They will also be responsible for developing programming to engage children and youth in the gardening process.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth at all times (The best way to do this is to play with them!)

  2. Plan community art and garden projects with the assistance of the Program Coordinator

  3. Plan activities as requested

  4. Facilitate activities as requested

  5. Help children and youth problem solve conflicts

  6. Assist with set-up and clean up each day

  7. Maintain program materials and supplies in an organized fashion and make recommendations for expansion or replenishment.

  8. Responsible for using confidential information appropriately and maintaining the confidentiality and security of all information related to Synergy.

  9. Communicate with program stakeholders clearly

  10. Demonstrate Synergy values of holistic education, inclusion, collaboration, altruism, and mentorship.

  11. Other duties as assigned

 

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of this position.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Must have completed Grade 10

  • You may apply if you are completing Grade 10 in June of 2020.

 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to attend Mandatory First Aid and High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development Training

  • Availability on weekdays between 12-5pm

  • Ability to engage and motivate children and youth.

  • Ability to focus energy and attention on the youth. 

  • Ability or willingness to learn to perform in a leadership role.

  • Basic keyboard and Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook).

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Willingness to attend events throughout SE Rocky View County as required.

  • Availability for some evening and weekend work.

  • Evidence of a clear Intervention Check from Alberta Children’s Services (if 18 or older).

  • Evidence of a clear Criminal Record Check (if 18 or older).

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