The Love Your School (LYS) program is an evidence-based and school-based obesity intervention which uses multiple programs to combat childhood obesity in eight Little Rock School District (LRSD) K-5 elementary schools. A partnership between the City of Little Rock, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the LRSD, LYS employs programs for in-classroom nutrition education, school-based gardening, exercise, and other health-related activities to teach and inspire children and parents to make the healthier choice the easier choice.
The LYS program staffs each Partner Elementary school with two (2) UA-LR Student Interns per semester. As a result of reapplications for the Winer-Spring Term by 8 current Fall Term Student Interns, Love Your School is looking to hire 8 additional In-The-School Student Interns for Winter-Spring 2018, at an hourly rate of $12.00/hour, to fill our 16 available positions. In-the-school Student Interns will be responsible for: teaching supplied nutrition lessons to K-5 elementary school classes; assisting with the Love Your School FitnessGram Challenge; cultivating, growing from seed, and planting vegetables and flowers in school gardens; coordinating school-related events with the school principal; and, maintaining professional relationships between the LYS program and the LRSD. The In-House Administrative Assistant Intern will provide clerical and Love Your School supports on a 5-day per week basis beginning in January and running until June 1, 2018 at the City of Little Rock Love Your School Office located at 3805 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.
Students interested in the Love Your School internship program can download the internship application here. Completed applications should be submitted to:
Student Services Coordinator
For questions about the Love Your School program, please contact:
Michael J. Drake
Chief Service Officer
Office of the City Manager
3805 West 12th Street, Room 202
Little Rock, AR. 72204