Portland High School Extended Learning Opportunities
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2022 PPS Summer Internship Student Application: Deadline-April 29Directions: This application is for the nine internships listed below. The first page is general information for all programs and then there is a page for each internship with questions specific to that program. If you are interested in the program, please answer all of the program-specific questions. If you are not interested in the program, just say that you are not applying for that internship and leave the other questions blank. Make sure you go through all of the pages of the application so it is submitted. It is our goal to let you know which program you will be in by May 16. Any questions, contact Andrea Levinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bridget Hoke at email@example.com, or Sydney Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org Applications are Due April 29! Program Descriptions: 1. Youth-Led Justice - Group 1: July 11- July 13 (Monday-Wednesday) + Group 2: August 8- August 10 (Monday-Wednesday) 10am-4pm; 18 hours total, you get paid $16/hr; 28 spots) Location: Outside, may be some indoor as well (larger, well ventilated space in Deering HS). Covid-19 vaccination will be required. Questions? Contact Leigh-Ashley Milne at <email@example.com> Youth-Led Led Justice is a youth-led restorative justice diversion program that receives referrals for youth who have gotten in trouble with the law and/or their school. Youth volunteers serve as advocates and facilitators in restorative processes for youth referred to the Youth-Led Led Justice, helping to provide a restorative alternative that balances both support and accountability. During this volunteer training, volunteers share insights and expand their perspective on what justice can mean in their community. Students learn about restorative justice, the juvenile justice system, and the skills needed to facilitate and support their peers in a range of restorative processes we offer. Youth will be trained to lead the discussion during a Youth-Led Restorative Circle. Additionally, youth will be trained to act as advocates for participants of the restorative process. Youth will have the opportunity to practice Restorative Circles and restorative interviewing, with ample hands-on learning opportunities that will allow you to become more comfortable and confident in these roles. Youth-Led Led Justice is a confidential process, and volunteers are mandated to sign and adhere to an oath of confidentiality when supporting youth in restorative processes. *Priority will be given to students who are able to volunteer over the upcoming upcoming school year. These continued volunteer opportunities are not funded. 2. 4-H Teen Teachers (June 20-July 28, time varies, 42 hours total, you get paid a stipend of $600, 20 spots) Location: TBD Questions? Contact Dana Dotson at <firstname.lastname@example.org> For those teens selected for this program, you will teach a science lesson to kids in 3rd-6th grade at least once a week. You will be paired with another teen teacher and a college intern will help guide you. We will train you in June (in person and via Zoom) how to help younger kids learn. 3. Cultivating Community (June 20th-July 15th OR July 25th-Aug 26th // 9:00am-3:30pm M-Th // Pay is $500, 24 spots) Location: 58 Boyd St Questions? Contact Lily Chaleff at <email@example.com> Youth Growers is a hands-on internship program for high school youth grounded in gardening and increasing access to healthy food. Youth Growers is for anyone who enjoys being outdoors, working with others, and learning new things. AS A YOUTH GROWER, YOU CAN EXPECT TO: » Work hard in the garden with students from different high schools, » Grow, harvest, and deliver fresh, healthy food to people in our community » Help younger kids get excited about gardening and food » Cook for your group and others in the community » Visit other youth programs and farms around the state. You will be notified about an interview date. Interviews beginning of June. 4. Portland Empowered (June 29th-August 3rd, Interns are compensated $100 per meeting. Making up to $1,600 by the end of the summer, 5 spots) Location: Hybrid, in-person at USM, PPS, or zoom Questions? Contact Elisabeth Redwood at <firstname.lastname@example.org> Students will organize and co-lead meetings by creating agendas with youth participants to prepare for larger meetings with youth + adults. You will practice leadership by working in groups with other Youth leaders from organizations like Young People’s Caucus, Portland Outright, and Rise & Shine. If you are interested in organizing around education equity and anti-racism, the theme this year is restorative justice. Our partners will be engaging youth in activities and discussions around policy in the education system as well as leadership development. Passionate students are encouraged to apply for our internship. You will also be required to attend two overnight retreats: one at Acadia National Park June 17-20 and a conference August 8-10 in Boston. Transportation will be provided. Need to fill out a tax form 5. Health Science 4-H Club (June 22-July 29, times vary but typically M-F within 9 AM-5PM window, and Pay is $600, 15 spots) Location: Hybrid. 4-H Club meets at USM and completes projects at various community sites in Portland (exact sites TBD). Questions? Contact Dana Dotson at <email@example.com> Welcome Health-Science Enthusiasts! This club lets you choose one of three Health-Science themed service learning tracks to help your community while learning about future pathways to Health & Wellness related Professions. Find your passion, build leadership and teamwork skills, and network with area professionals through one of the following tracks:  Install a Health-Sci themed Story Walk and Create a Virtual Game to reinforce content from story.  Create an ongoing social media campaign to raise awareness about a local nonprofit and gain first-hand experience volunteering there.  Design health and wellness-themed activity kits to donate to local organizations and make instructional videos to guide recipients through the activity. Complete (free) Adult First Aid/CPR/AED & Psychological First Aid Trainings Online during orientation. This club will help you develop your resume, meet new people, practice mindfulness and wellness techniques with peers, gain experience at the intersection of Civic Engagement and Health Science, and challenge yourself in a safe and supportive setting! 6. Boys and Girls Club (4 hour shifts during the times of Monday-Friday 9am-6pm (60 hours total), Pay is $800, 8 spots) Location: 277 Cumberland Ave Portland, ME (across from Portland High School), Riverton Park club, or Sagamore club Questions? Contact Luke Van Denend at <firstname.lastname@example.org> In this internship you will work with children who attend the Boys and Girls Club summer program. Duties include: Planning and implementing programs alongside staff and program leadership, supervising members and activities, and assisting in other Club program areas as requested. Mentoring program youth by providing guidance and being a positive role model. Covid vaccination required. 7. VIP Auto (Dates and times flexible between 7:30am-6pm, Pay is $800, 4 spots) You must be at least 17 years old for this internship and have some knowledge of car repair! Questions? Contact Robert J. Kaffel at <RKaffel@vipauto.com> In this internship you will work with the VIP Auto staff to learn about car repair. Times: 60 hours total over the course of the summer between 7:30am and 6pm, Pay: $13/hr up to $800. Spots-4 spots total, 1-2 students per location Nearby locations: 35 Riverside St Portland, ME 207 Waterman Drive, South Portland ME 441 Payne Rd. Scarborough ME 14 County Rd Gorham ME 940 US-1 Yarmouth ME Need to fill out a tax form. 8. Maine Lightning Soccer/PAYSA (August 1-4 with August 5 as a rain day, 8:30-3:30, 12 spots, $12/hr for 28 hours) Location: Lyman Moore Middle School Fields Questions? Contact Mike Hagerty at <email@example.com> Description: Coaches, welcome to PAYSA Summer Soccer Camp! We are excited to have you join us this summer and please know upfront, we have very high expectations of you. We hope you convey the message to our campers that they are important, that you want to help them improve, and that you believe they can improve with hard work, the skills you show them, and the positive attitude you model for them. Here are some specific things that we expect from you this week: Arrive early and be ready to set up and help out at 8:40 am. Check-in with the head coaches of your age group for set up and clean up each day. When coaching, stand up (do not lay down and sit rarely), encourage kids by pointing out that they do well, and be enthusiastic! Be the kind of coach you admire. 9. Pool Desk Clerk (Two positions available working 20-25 hours per week each: First position M-F afternoons (1-4:30p) along with Saturday (1:30-6:15p;) Second position M-F evenings (4:30-7:45p) and Sun (1:30-6:15p.), 8 weeks (June 20 - August 13) x 22.5 hours/week x $15/hr=$2700, 1 spot) Location: Kiwanis Pool, 165 Douglass St. Questions? Contact Colleen Lepage at <firstname.lastname@example.org> Description: Overview and Responsibilities: The City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department Department is seeking an intern to assist patrons in signing in at the desk to pay for user fees, swim caps, etc. as well as assist aquatic staff in handling general inquiries regarding hours and pool rules. Need to fill out a tax form. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: A basic knowledge of swim safety skills and ability to attain Red Cross certifications such as First Aid/CPR/AED and/or Basic Water Rescue preferred. Experience working with preschool children and youth is desirable. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal conviction background check.