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INTERN@AYCC

Our Mission: To inspire and enable all young people and their families to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens.

WHY INTERN AT THE ALFOND YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTER?

You will be able to tackle learning initiatives specific to your career trajectory, work alongside industry leaders and decision-makers, pursue your passions while making a direct impact, and learn from knowledgeable, qualified mentors. 

WHAT IMPACT WILL YOU HAVE?

PROVIDE 1:1 SERVICES

You will work directly with our members to address issues such as food insecurity, education inequity, social-emotional resilience, and overall health and wellness.

INCREASE AWARENESS

You will be a advocate for our organization and our mission. You will create original content, work with local news outlets, and utilize social media to spread our message.

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BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

You will be essential in creating and maintaining relationships with local colleges, business partners, and donors. 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION

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MENTAL HEALTH/ PSYCHOLOGY  Undergraduate Student Intern 

Supervisor: Jordan G Shaw, M.Div., LCPC-c, NCC 

Capacity: 2 

Start Date: September 2021 

Description/Responsibilities:  

  • Provide youth support during program time, may include implementation of behavior plans or 504/IEP accommodations.  

  • Meet weekly with supervisor and other interns for individual and group supervision  

  • Act as a one-to-one support for children experiencing activation or distress, when called upon 

  • Provide group support to professional and para-professional group counselors in the AYCC After School Program  

Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment in 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate-level Psychology, Family Studies, Rehabilitation Studies, Mental Health program. Interest and/or experience in working with children and early adolescents from diverse backgrounds.  

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EDUCATION INTERN

STEM, Art, and Physical Education 

Supervisor: Christine Johnson, Child & Youth Development Director 

Capacity: 3 - 1 per classroom  

Start Date: June 2021, September 2021 

Description/Responsibilities:  

  • Provide support and work under guidance of full-time teacher in all duties and tasks.  

  • Assist with creation of curriculum, activities, and classroom prep.  

  • Help ensure a safe, comfortable learning environment for all ASP participants, including but not limited to classroom organization, cleanliness, and overall environment.  

Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment in bachelor’s level Education, Art, or Physical Education program(s).  

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PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Childcare

Supervisor: Christine Johnson, Child & Youth Development Director 

Capacity:

Start Date: September 2021 

Description/Responsibilities: 

  • Assist ASP & Early Childhood leadership with administrative tasks, programming, and provide day-to-day support 

  • Intern will gain a deep understanding of program logistics, licensing requirements, crisis management, trauma-informed care, and case management 

Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment in bachelor’s level Education or similar major.  

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EARLY EDUCATION

Supervisor: Crystal Stanley 

Capacity:

Start Date: May 2021 

Description/Responsibilities:  

  • Provide support and work under guidance of Crystal Stanley and other full-time teachers in all duties and tasks.  

  • Assist with creation of curriculum, activities, and classroom prep.  

  • Help ensure a safe, comfortable learning environment for all preschool participants, including but not limited to classroom organization, cleanliness, and overall environment. 

  • Intern would gain a deep understanding of Early Childhood Educational and Developmental best practices and licensing requirements.  

Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment in bachelors level education, child development, or related program.  

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CAMP TRACY

Supervisor: Abbie Charrier

Capacity: 2

Start Date: 3-4 Month, May - August

Description/Responsibilities: 

  • Assist Camp Director with daily tasks, marketing, staff development, and parent communication.

  • Schedule counselors and support staff.

  • Assist with creation or curriculum, activities and camp prep.

  • Help ensure a safe, comfortable learning environment for all participants; including but not limited to camp organization, cleanliness, and overall environment. 

Education and Experience Required:

Current enrollment in bachelor’s level Recreation, Education, or related program. 

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NUTRITION

Supervisor: Shawn Forkey 

Capacity: 2 

Start Date: Not set - based on prospective intern’s availability.  

Description/Responsibilities: 

  • Work with SNAPEd, ASP staff, and Kitchen manager to create and offer Teaching Kitchen lessons for ASP participants, focused on affordable, healthy options to encourage overall health.  

  • Manage and execute Weekend Backpack program, including prep, distribution, and documentation. 

  • Assist with daily food production and food prep.  

  • Maintain consistently clean, organized work environment.  

Education and Experience Required: Working knowledge of food safety, ServeSafe Certification preferred.  

ATHLETICS & WELLNESS

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ATHLETICS 

Supervisor: Isaac LeBlanc, Athletic Director 

Capacity: 1 

Description/Responsibilities:  

  • 3-6 month internships; typically in May - July or May – October 

  • Assist Athletic Director with the game and event management, marketing, and sponsor management.  

  • Staff and schedule games, events and officials 

  • Create and execute curriculum for youth sports, including athletes of varying ages and abilities. 

  • Pursue and secure sponsorships for youth sports programs.  

Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment in bachelor’s level Sport Management, Recreation, or related program. 

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WELLNESS INTERN

Supervisor: Eliana Hall 

Capacity: 2  

Description/Responsibilities: 

  • Shadow and assist personal training and group exercise sessions.  

  • Assist in planning personal training, group exercise sessions.  

  • Responsible for overall Wellness Center organization, cleanliness, safety, etc. Includes but is not limited to machine upkeep/maintenance, chemical management, etc.  

  • Become YMCA Group Exercise Certified.  

  • Learn and recognize appropriate exercise techniques; gain the tools necessary to teach and properly coach clients.  

Education and Experience Required:  Current enrollment in bachelor's level Excercise Science, Kinesiology, or related program. 

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NEW ENGLAND SPORTS CAMP

Supervisor: Abbie Charrier, Director of Camps and Trips

Capacity: 2

Description/Responsibilities: 

  • 3-4 Month internships; typically May/June - August

  • Assist Camp Director with daily tasks, marketing, parent communication, and recruiting. 

  • Schedule day and overnight counselors.

  • Coordinate with coaches regarding practice and game needs, contracts, rosters and other administrative tasks. 

  • Supervise youth athletes during daily activities as well as overnight. 

Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment in bachelor’s level Sport Management, Recreation, Education, or related program.

PHILANTHROPY & SPECIAL EVENTS

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POND HOCKEY

Marketing Intern

Supervisor: Patrick Guerette, COO  

Capacity:

Description/Responsibilities:  

  • 3–6-month internship, October 2021 – March 2022  

  • Conduct market research in opportunities to best engage target markets.  

  • Develop creative content for Maine Pond Hockey Classic using a variety of media.  

  • Manage marketing content using social media, video, print, & digital platforms.  

  • Update & Maintain MPHC website. 

  • Incorporate event sponsors & partners into content distribution. 

Education and Experience Required: Pursuing degree or career in marketing, communications, sports management, business or other related field. Interest /background in sporting events/tournaments, knowledge and experience with ice hockey preferred. 

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POND HOCKEY

Operations Intern

Supervisor: Patrick Guerette 

Capacity: 1

Description/Responsibilities: 

  • 3-6 month internship, October-March

  • Recruit, train, and manage event volunteers. 

  • Develop event operating protocols with MPHC Committee 

  • Design and implement site layout

  • Prepare tournament schedule

  • Monitor game play and compile results

  • Distribute tournament information to participating teams, captains, and spectators

  • Support scorekeepers through rule enforcement and player management

Education and Experience Required: Pursuing degree or career in sports/event management, recreation, hospitality, business, or other related field. Interest/background in sporting events/tournaments, knowledge and experience in ice hockey preferred. 

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PHILANTHROPY

Supervisor: Sawyer Boulette

Capacity: 1 

Description/Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with special events; including but not limited to the Polar Bear Dip, Annual Appeal, Lucky 7k, golf tournaments

  • Initiate, maintain, and strengthen relationships with donors, funding foundations, and legacy club members

  • Research and assist in application process for major grant opportunities 

  • Assist in program management of AYCC Masonic Unified Program; including but not limited to volunteer recruitment, management, and activity development

Education and Experience Required:

Currently enrolled in bachelor’s level communication, business, or related program.

ADMINISTRATIVE

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GRANTS MANAGEMENT

Supervisor: Katherine Harvey, Grants Manager 

Capacity:

Start Date: June 2021 

Description/Responsibilities: Possible to complete remotely. 

  • 3-6 month internship, determined by applicant’s availability 

  • Assist Grants manager and team with all aspects of reporting – deadline management, data collection, narrative creation, etc.  

  • Research and identify grants to further the AYCC’s operational mission. 

  • Assist in grants management – including but not limited to communicating deliverables, creating work-plans, ensuring compliance, etc.  

  • Intern will gain a deep understanding of the grant application, management, and reporting process.  

Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment in bachelor’s level English, Journalism, Communications, or related program.  

Computers

IT INTERN

Supervisor: Christine Johnson, Patrick Guerette 

Capacity:

Start Date: June 2021, Sept 2021 

Description/Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain ASP computer room. Including but not limited to: ensuring all equipment is in proper working order, does not contain inappropriate or non-approved software or downloads, etc. 

  • Provide software tutorials for ASP participants (Adobe, 3D printing software, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)  

  • Assist staff with transfer of files to the OneDrive.  

Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment in bachelors level computer science or related program.  

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COMMUNICATIONS 

Supervisor: Crista Lavenson, Director of Development 

Capacity: 1 intern/semester 

Start Date: September 2021 

Description/Responsibilities:  

  • Assist with the creation and release of all newsletters, press releases, and promotional materials. This will require the intern to develop and maintain close working relationships with all local news outlets.  

  • Work in conjunction with program leaders to ensure relevant information is shared, in a timely manner, across all outlets.  

  • Manage all social media accounts – create and utilize social media calendar, accessible to all program managers.  

Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment in bachelor’s level Communications or similar major.  

For More Information, please contact: 

JOSIE SKELLEY

Coordinator of Volunteers and Internships

jskelley@clubaycc.org

Alfond Youth & Community Center

126 North Street

Waterville, Maine 04901

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info@clubaycc.org

Fax: 207.861.8016

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