Fellowships

Program Administration Fellow

UALR Children International is looking for outstanding college students to join our Programs team as Administration Fellows.  If you are interested in learning more while gaining practical experiences in educational program development, after school program administration or non-profit operations, this may be an opportunity for you!

UALR Children International is an extension of UALR’s commitment to service and community engagement.  As Arkansas’ premier metropolitan university, UALR is committed to the needs of the community by creating active links between the campus and community.  Children International works with parents, the Little Rock School District and partners to offer educational, health, and family services for 3,200 children, kindergarten through high school.

The Program Administration Fellow will work closely with the Educations Program Coordinator as she develops and runs four school-based after school programs or Kids’ Clubs.  The Fellows will be involved in providing both direct services to children and operational support to two programs.  The Fellows will gain a professional perspective on the career field of youth development and after school programming.  The Fellows will also have the chance to see behind the scenes of a busy family service agency and understand more about how not-for-profit service agencies operate.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and assist with a variety of whole group and small group educational, enrichment and recreational programs and activities for students
  • Collect data for program evaluation at each assigned site
  • Analyze data and prepare monthly performance reports for each assigned site
  • Assist with preparing for and leading staff training sessions
  • Will spend one afternoon per week at each assigned program site and one afternoon in office

Requirements:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, some experience in data collection and/or statistical analysis and attention to detail are important.
  • Experience working with children or youth in an educational setting a plus.
  • Desire to learn more about working in a youth-related profession a must!

All majors can apply; particularly suited to students in Education, Health Education, or Social Work programs.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Details:

This is a paid fellowship of at least 100 hours (hours can be increased to meet course requirements if participating for course credit as well).  Fellows will receive a $600 stipend issued in equal installments throughout the fellowship.

Length of fellowship is one semester

  • Fall Fellowship: September 29 – December 12, 2014
  • Spring Fellowship: February 2 – May 1, 2015.

Fellows must be able to serve all hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday – Friday, as these are the normal operating hours of Kids’ Club programs.

The opportunity to shadow other at least two other administrative positions in the agency will be offered to those fellows interested in gaining a broader perspective on non-profit administration.

To Apply:

Submit a resume and letter of interest to Susannah Beachboard (msmyers1@ualr.edu)