2019 Summer Teaching Intern
Horizons Greens Farms Academy (GFA) is an academic and enrichment program designed to help low-income Bridgeport students attending under-served schools reach their full potential. Horizons GFA supports over 250 students and their families from PreK-college with year-round programming and support.
Horizons students enroll in a primary grade and return each year through the completion of college or other post- secondary program. Each year PreK-8 students attend a six-week summer program of small classes led by professional, nurturing teachers. Students engage with individualized curriculum emphasizing reading, writing, math and SEL. A variety of enrichment activities expose students to new opportunities.
Horizons at GFA hires college-aged students to work with Pre-K to 8th grade students in an intensive six-week academic summer program held on the GFA campus. Teaching Interns have significant responsibility assisting teachers with the planning and implementing of academic curricula, enrichment activities, swim instruction, student monitoring, transitions, and field trips.
Teaching Interns are expected to:
- help create a positive culture infused with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) teaching principles
- take initiative in the classroom to support active learning
- assist teachers in planning lessons and activities
- teach, facilitate and find resources for small groups of students
- supervise and manage students, and when appropriate participate, during enrichment activities
- establish positive relationship with supervising teachers
To be eligible for the position of Teaching Intern, you must:
- believe in the mission of Horizons at GFA
- hold an unwavering belief in the power of education and the potential in all young people from Bridgeport
- have had prior experience working with students in an educational setting, experience in an underserved community is preferred, but not required
- be on a college track that demonstrates commitment to serving children
- 2019 high school graduates must have a minimum of six weeks experience volunteering in the Horizons GFA program to qualify
- be available full days (8:00am – 3:45pm) for all six weeks during the summer session dates
- be available to attend orientation & training sessions
We look for mature individuals with a demonstrated record of dedication, professionalism and reliability. In addition, you must possess the skills necessary to work with children: patience, kindness, compassion, tolerance, adaptability and problem-solving ability. You will be required to actively participate in all academic and enrichment activities while being a positive role model for our students. Interns are required to be present every day during the summer program. Academic interest in the field of education and experience working in an underserved community is recommended but not required.
- Tentative Training Date: one full day during the week of June 17 (exact date TBD)
- Tentative Summer Dates: June 24–Aug 2, 8:00am–3:30pm, Monday – Friday
If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Moore, Director of Academic and Family Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Summer Intern Position” in subject line.
Horizons GFA will consider all qualified applicants without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.