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Teen Program & Research Intern

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (BBBS) is seeking qualified
candidates for the position of Teen Program & Research Intern. The internship provides a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in youth programming. This is a volunteer
position.

Teen Program Intern
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Teen Program Intern will support the Teen Program Coordinator to implement teen
pregnancy prevention activities for BBBS youth. The goal is to increase protective
factors that will lead to a reduction in sexual risk-taking behaviors
• Collect and compile confidential and sensitive data
• Assist Teen Program Coordinator with facilitating teen pregnancy prevention
activities and facilitate activities if the Teen Program Coordinator is not available
• Assist with documenting processes of the program
• Maintain on-going relationships with youth to ensure success
• Additional projects as needed


Qualifications:
• Familiarity with teen pregnancy prevention work and teen sexual health strongly
preferred
• Experience facilitating youth programs strongly preferred
• Experience working with confidential and sensitive information, and ability to
maintain confidentiality
• Experience collecting and compiling data
• Experience working with diverse youth and families (culturally, socioeconomically)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work in a team and individually
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Familiarity with Internet research
• Must be available five to 10 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends,
from September 2012 through June 2013

Orientation to BBBS and BBBS teen pregnancy prevention training provided.


Research Intern:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Research Intern will collect survey data from youth, mentors and parents via the
telephone. Data will be used to determine the impact of the BBBS community-based
mentoring program. The intern will also assist with some data entry.
• Administer telephone surveys with mentors and parents to collect data on youth
outcomes.
• Administer a telephone survey with youth ages 9-18 to gather concerns needing
follow-up and also to give BBBS data about youth impact.
• Provide feedback to the Match Support staff about concerns raised or items needing
follow-up.
• Assist with activities for youth and mentors.


Qualifications:
• Knowledge of youth development
• Must be able to work effectively with youth and adults
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate effectively over
the telephone
• Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and creatively solve problems
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and comfort working with diverse
communities
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Upper-class undergraduate student (junior or senior) or college graduate
• Able to volunteer 10 flexible hours per week for at least 3 months

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Barbara Alfrey, Director of Human Resources & Volunteer Services
balfrey@bigstwincities.org

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