UA Little Rock 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 2,900 children, kindergarten through high school, and youth ages 18 -24.
The internship is designed for CI- students currently enrolled in a 4-year, 2-year or vocational training program and have earned a high school diploma or a GED. The purpose of the internship is to provide CI-students with an opportunity to participate in a career training program through UA -Little Rock – Children International. The CI- interns will help support delivery of programs in Health, Education, Empowerment, and Employed for students 1 st grade through high school and youth ages 18 to 24. The internship is paid $ 8.5 per hour up to 12 hours a week (2 internships available for 12 weeks in Fall, 13 weeks in Spring and 10-weeks in Summer). After the successful completion of the first semester, interns can re-apply for second semester. The interns will be assigned to work with and report to respective Program Coordinators and work hours will vary based on the program area selected and intern’s course schedule.
There are 2 positions open to CI Alumni (previous students) only.
- Facilitate and assist with a variety of whole group and small group educational, enrichment and recreational programs and activities.
- Assist with program administrative duties such as attendance, recordkeeping, and data encoding.
- Shadow Program Coordinators in overseeing respective program delivery, training of program support staff, and preparation for the programs.
- Participate in delivery and development of program activities, materials, promotional flyers, and reference documents.
- Conduct research on relevant issues to support evidence-based program design and training.
- Willing to participate in training on program facilitation, classroom management, and other relevant topics.
- Adhere to agency’s policies on Child Protection, Code of Conduct, and positive behavior management.
- Act as a role model and mentor to children.
- Assist with special events like conferences, retreats, field trips and community service projects.
- Other related duties as assigned.Researching community organizations and/or funding sources.
- Acquiring data from secondary sources to support programs/proposals.
- Assisting in the writing and production of proposals, grant applications or resource materials for families.
- Participating in the planning process for agency-wide family or community outreach events, particularly those in need of additional sources of support from the local community.
Knowledge, Abilities & Skills
- At least 18 years of age and able to provide own transportation to program site.
- Energetic and passionate about being a role model for all youth and children.
- Dependable, reliable and coachable
- Attention to details and proven organizational skills
- Strong communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills
- Take initiatives, seek clarification, meet deadlines, and take suggestions to produce a quality product
- Clean driving record and willingness to transport youth in vans.
- Spanish helpful.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Minimum Education & Experience
Must have a high school diploma or GED plus previous work or volunteer experience working with children or youth in a group setting.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to:
Senior Programs Manager
For more information, please call 501-663-5541