Intern sought for Teen-Turn
Teen-Turn places underrepresented teen girls into after school activities, two-week STEM internships and a network of peers under the mentorship of female role models from companies located near their communities.
More girls, from areas where third level education is uncommon, exploring and gaining an interest in STEM has the potential to lead to more women earning STEM qualifications, thus providing opportunities for participants to acquire job security and meeting a demand for skills that is currently outpacing supply.
Resultantly, Teen-Turn is positioned (1) to develop a local talent pool of skilled women, (2) to promote STEM careers and post-secondary school education to girls, and (3) to create equality of opportunity in target areas.
Managing to enroll and keep girls in STEM learning is not easy. Alternative delivery systems to formal education are needed, with hands-on activities and enabling environments key contributors to success.
Teen-Turn provides an immersive experience that is followed up with reinforcement and recurring skill training and personal development along, as we call it, the “Junior Cert to Job” route.
The internship would contribute to and support two key strategies:
- Increase the profile of the organization through its presence at targeted events and in-person relationship building with key stakeholders including agency, company and school representatives.
- Develop a vibrant and active alumnae network of mentors and mentees.
We are seeking an outreach intern to set up, publicize and manage alumnae networking and related activities and to contribute to profile-building by attending events on the organization’s behalf, including planning out each event’s particular approach and presentation.
The intern’s main duties will include (but are not limited to)
- Identifying and creating content for monthly mentor and mentee newsletter.
- Developing a consistent and ‘cool’ program of alumnae events suitable for mentors and mentees.
- Promoting Teen-Turn at DEIS schools in key areas and at relevant events, such as Zeminar and iWish, to secure the involvement of sufficient numbers of young people and maintain lasting relationships with school representatives.
- Enlisting volunteer mentors from the alumnae network for after school activities and managing their attendance to ensure an adequate mentor-to-child ratio for each session.
- Sourcing new champions, mentors and partners for the wider Teen-Turn network.
- Previous experience of working with young people in a creative, informal and collaborative environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to communicate with industry professionals, principals and teachers, as well as young people.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
- Proven leadership ability and the capacity to motivate both the volunteer mentors and young people involved.
- Sufficient knowledge of the STEM sector to liaise with companies, educational institutions and other groups and organizations.
A flexible commitment of 16 hours per week is required.
Terms and conditions of contract (see also notes to suppliers):
- The successful candidate will be subject to Garda Vetting.
- All publications, reports, and other outputs generated as part of the project will be the property of Teen-Turn, which will own copyright in such publications, reports, and other outputs generated.
How to Apply
Applicants should send the following information, by email to email@example.com to arrive no later than 5pm on November 2nd 2018.
- CV (including the names and contact details of two referees)
- A one page covering letter describing the applicant’s relevant experience.
Candidates will be shortlisted based on CVs submitted. The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview, where they will be asked to give a short verbal presentation outlining their suitability for the role and their ideas for the project.