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Programming Intern

In person



Desired Qualities:

  • Participation in previous HomeWorks programs

  • Experience working with youth in marginalized communities preferred

  • Passionate about building up young women in Trenton

  • Strong commitment to HomeWork’s mission, values and scholars.

  • Professional, reliable, and honest.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail with very good organizational and follow-through skills.

  • Ability to be flexible and juggle multiple tasks.

  • Ability to take initiative, ownership and accountability

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate as part of a team.


Position Description:

Under the supervision of the House Director or Academic Director, the Programming Intern will serve as a link between the HomeWorks’ administrative team and the HomeWorks’ house team. At the house, you will complete a daily log detailing the needs of the house, provide scholars with academic and tutoring support, assist in tracking scholar academic progress, support the HomeWorks staff with overseeing daily programming, and more. Additionally, you will also serve as House Support Staff and supervise scholars when needed.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Support and implement programming, such as academic tutoring, study skills, college access, and identity-driven leadership.

  • Serve as an academic advisor and tutor, assisting scholars in daily academic study hall from 7pm to 9pm and tracking scholar school attendance and grades on a weekly basis.

  • Assist in assessing academic needs of scholars, coordinate, and carry out appropriate strategies and/or interventions.

  • Assist in managing the tutor attendance database, Tutor Match.

  • Assist with the Scholar Recruitment Process - send emails, coordinate school meetings, nomination sheets, recruitment calls, set up interview documents, deliberation presentations, acceptance packets, marketing material etc.

  • Assist in tracking house expenses and receipts.

  • Assist in coordinating logistics of any HomeWorks events.

  • Assist in creating HomeWorks marketing material.

  • Serve as a bus-aide for the morning or afternoon bus routes, when needed.

  • Assist Office and House Staff with any admin-related matters.

Required Training:

  • HomeWorks Intern Orientation

Hours of Dedication:

  • We will work with you to find a suitable time frame. We request for programming interns to work a minimum of 24 weeks during the academic school year. A 9 month-long internship commitment is preferred for the duration of our program from September 2022 - June 2023. This internship must be completed in-person.

Terms of Compensation:

This is an unpaid position, unless otherwise sponsored by your university career services, a fellowship, etc. There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of the applicant. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.

About the Company

HomeWorks Trenton, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that runs a free, community-based, after school residential program for Black and Brown high school girls in Trenton, New Jersey. We provide a space where Black and Brown girls can authentically express themselves while receiving academic and social-emotional tools to thrive despite living in a systemically unjust society.

Our scholars live in the HomeWorks house from Sunday evenings to Friday mornings and are transported to and from their Trenton Public Schools every day to ensure timeliness. After school, scholars engage in daily activities focused on academics and identity-driven leadership, eat a family-style meal, and stay overnight in our dorm with two full-time staff members. Our HomeWorks model decreases chronic absenteeism; improves scholars’ academic performance and social-emotional skills; and celebrates the power of Black and Brown sisterhood. By providing a space to explore and define their experiences, cultures, and identities, HomeWorks offers our scholars a chance to see that their ideas, visions, and presence deserve a place in this world.

HomeWorks was started in 2016. Since then, HomeWorks has built a diverse team of full-time and part-time staff, board members, and volunteers. Together, we have run five programs and built a HomeWorks community. The HomeWorks team has been honored to be recognized by Princeton University, McKinsey & Company, Echoing Green, Comcast, Hollister, TRESemmé, Camelback Ventures, Barclays, Vital Voices, The Rachael Ray Show and more.

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