Afterschool STEM Internship


ALASKA CHILDREN’S TRUST

Alaska Afterschool Network

AmeriCorps - Afterschool STEM Internship

Launch rockets, erupt volcanoes, code robots, design roller coasters, study wildlife, and engineer solutions with students during after school hours through the Afterschool STEM Internship. Participants will have the chance to engage K-5 students in fun, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning and guide students as they develop their creativity, explore technologies, and engage in scientific inquiry. Participants commit to a minimum of one semester of service as an AmeriCorps member at an existing afterschool program providing academic enrichment, social emotional learning, and wellness opportunities for school-age youth. For their service, participants receive both a living stipend and an education award, as well as professional development, skills, and experience to advance their careers.

Supervision: Participants will report directly to their Site Supervisor(s) and to the AmeriCorps Program Specialist   

Afterschool STEM Internship - Term of Service

Term Length: 18 Weeks (1 Semester)

Required Hours of Service: 300 minimum

Daily Schedule: 4-5-hour days, 4 days per week

Living Allowance

  • $2,400 per semester

Education Award

  • $1,342.86 per semester

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.  
  • Experience working with school-age youth preferred.

Skills:

  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing equitable services to diverse populations.
  • Self-motivated and able to perform duties without direct supervision.
  • Willing to travel to in-state meetings and conferences.
  • Commitment to community service.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and prepare program space.

Job Duties:

  • Serve during afterschool program hours (2:00 - 6:00 PM).
  • Lead hands-on activities with students at an afterschool program four days per week, including at least two 30-minute STEM activities per week.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and coaching to strengthen your skills to ensure student success.
  • Facilitate a positive and safe learning environment for diverse student learners.
  • Maintain constructive relationships with students, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Maintain open communication and attend regularly scheduled meetings with program staff and community partners.
  • Submit timesheets, program data, and surveys to measure student impact.
  • Commit to fulfilling required member service hours within your service term.
  • Model the AmeriCorps ethic of community service and responsibility and show a commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • Follow the Alaska Afterschool Network AmeriCorps Operations Manual.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the afterschool program.

NOTES:  Diversity is a core component to the work at the Alaska Children’s Trust. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Jobs are dynamic, and assignments/priorities may change. It is not intended or implied to be an employment contract but is a communication tool to explain the responsibilities, advertise the job, and identify performance measures and potential training needs. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship. ACT is an at-will employer.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should complete the application and submit an updated résumé using the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hnm1_bPbZ9VZDsZ9WMRpgt34E8mRFnoypA4SWCKxs2w/viewform?edit_requested=true

The position will remain open until the position is filled.

Anchorage, AK

16 day(s) ago