Agape Youth and Family Center

Agape Youth and Family Center’s mission is to empower and support underserved families within its community to discover, embrace, and achieve their full potential. Agape achieves this mission by providing academic support and family services focusing on character development, academic achievement, reading proficiency by third grade, successful high school graduation and post-graduation placement.

Our vision is to see the end of generational poverty in the Bolton Rd. Community. Agape offers 8-week Summer Camp programming to all the students enrolled in the After-School Program, plus rising kindergarten students. We have three distinct camps within the Summer Camp:

  • Camp Jump Smart – Camp Jump Smart (CJS) is a camp for rising kinder through 2nd grade. CJS prepares students for their next grade level and focuses on math and reading readiness while also ensuring summer is a load of fun.
  • FIT Camp and Go Girl Go – FIT Camp and GoGirlGo! (FITGGG) is a gender-based camp for rising 3rd through 7th grade. FITGGG enhances camper's sense of value and self-worth by providing opportunities that encourage campers to take risks while expanding their boundaries through fun experiences, academic reinforcement, camp competition, critical thinking, STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) activities, and social/emotional learning.
  • Camp Elevate – Camp Elevate is a camp for rising 8th through 12th grade students. Elevate promotes character development through fun outdoor adventures and challenges campers to explore their individual interests.

Campers are empowered to discover their full potential by engaging in community advocacy and exploring post-secondary options.

City/State

Atlanta, GA

Internship Description

Development Intern

Under the supervision of a member of the Agape Senior Leadership Team, interns will provide assistance and development to Agape’s core programs and administrative functions. Specific duties will be discussed during interviews but may include the following:

  • Interacting with Agape Youth & Family Center’s key stakeholders including participants and their family members community partners, donors, board and committee members and staff
  • Planning events
  • Assisting our marketing team
  • Supporting our volunteer engagement department
  • Assisting in youth education programs
  • General support to HR
  • Operations and marketing departments

The internship aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Provide opportunities to the youth for application of classroom knowledge to the world of work
  • Enable youth to learn more about a chosen industry or field
  • Help youth develop valuable contacts in the field by networking with professionals
  • Help identify technical and/or theoretical competencies that need further development
  • Enable youth to assume professional responsibilities and substantial tasks
  • Help youth further develop motivation and self confidence
  • Aid in Agape’s capacity building

The Agape Internship Program will provide applicants with a strong background in areas required for success in any business. Depending on the department in which the intern is placed, some essentials duties may include:

  • Policy Research
  • Program Evaluation & Implementation
  • Employee Training & Engagement
  • Development of Employee Policies
  • Organization Development
  • Youth & Education Programming
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Special Event Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Nonprofit Governance and Resource Development

# of weeks

Required Dates

Start Time

End Time

Public Transit

Housing 

Format

10 May 30 - August 5, 2022 9:00am 5:00pm Yes No In-person

Housing Information

There are a variety of AirBnB, tiny house, and extended stay options here in the Atlanta area. More info to come.

Internship Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Must have excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire and ability to work with children of all ages
  • Demonstrates responsibility, dependability, efficiency and integrity
  • Demonstrates maturity and ability to relate to students as an authority figure and mentor
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities
  • Must be a self-starter and comfortable working independently
  • Ability to work independently as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision
  • May be required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in various forms
  • May be required to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time.
  • Must exhibit patience and understanding
  • Receives and follows detailed instructions
  • Responds to situations with appropriate action
  • Must be flexible and capable capable of working under pressure in an ever-changing environment

In addition, we are looking for a high-caliber intern to support our growing program. We need an individual who is committed to a high standard of excellence and can tackle an ambitious agenda. Our ideal candidate is a:

  • Self-starter who takes initiative, comfortable wearing many hats, can solve problems self-sufficiently, but takes direction well
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Detail-oriented; can be counted on to produce high-quality work
  • HTML skills preferable
  • Prior work and/or intern experience a plus

Writing Sample

None

Special Requirements

  • Background Check
  • Certifications (i.e.: CPR)