Fellowship (Teaching and Policy Exposure Internship Opportunity)

Employer
America Works of New York, Inc.
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Feb 17, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

June 2017 - May 2018.

Compensation
$35,000 salary

Upon completion of their research projects, each fellow receives a $5,000 award.

Description
The Fellowship connects young professionals interested in public policy with the opportunity to have a direct impact on urban poverty. The Fellowship workforce innovation laboratory sponsors demonstration programs, conducts research and disseminates findings to policy experts, business leaders and academics.

We are looking for:

We seek highly motivated candidates with a passion for direct service that empowers the needy. Candidates should have a policy minded background and an interest in researching the complexities influencing urban poverty. The experience allows fellows to spearhead education and job training that help lift Americans off of welfare and into the workforce.

Activities:
Fellows work one-on-one with individuals living below the poverty level to help them find employment and gain self-sufficiency. They gain experience in a variety of workforce development activities, including but not limited to education and training, case management and job placement and retention. Fellows provide resume & cover letter assistance, host mock interviews, as well as create and teach curricula in various subjects which may include high school equivalency, computer literacy, English as a second language and soft skills. The fellows' role as an enthusiastic educator is fundamental in preparing adults to enter the work force.

Other Activities:
Throughout the year, fellows attend events and policy discussions that expand their understanding of public policy and how it impacts the clients they serve. Fellows make a direct impact on urban poverty through education, and conduct a yearlong research project. The fellowship culminates in a presentation on research findings made to policy experts.

Fellowship Candidates:
The program targets recent college graduates from competitive universities. Entering the 5th year. An alumni network of lawyers, educators, policy makers, and advocates for ending urban poverty are professionals the Fellows have an opportunity to meet as their mentors.

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree
• Capable of providing confidential support to clients' sensitive case management
• Fellows teach in a classroom environment on a daily basis
Characteristics
• Charismatic presenter, excited to teach in a classroom environment
• Creative thinker, prepared to provide extraordinary service to needy community
• Policy minded, encouraged to evaluate direct service experience in the scope of systemic poverty at whole
• Disciplined researcher, thoughtful approach to research techniques, practices and methods
Responsibilities
• Provide support in education, job seeking (resumes, applications, cover letters), and case management for individuals on welfare
• Teach courses and design unique curricula for courses that may include High School Equivalency, Computer Literacy, ESL, Soft Skills and job-specific training programs
• Work with needy individuals to develop skills needed to find and hold meaningful employment
• Develop programs based on research to create the most efficient experience for clients
• Research and prepare policy recommendations for policy experts and business leaders