Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • Spring Internship, Youth Trends (Unpaid)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/6/2018 11:51 AM)
    Job ID
    Youth Development
    Atlanta, GA
  • Overview

    Must be seeking academic credit to apply for this position.


    Company Profile:
    Boys & Girls Clubs of America works hard every day to make a difference in the lives of youth in communities all over the world. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands -- and on domestic and international U.S. military bases. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and pride.


    Learning Outcomes:
    • How to develop culturally appropriate, staff and youth facing content related to youth trends and current events
    • How to gather and synthesize useful information from the field to inform content development
    • How to disseminate resources through various communication channels as part of a youth trends strategy
    • How to build and manage meaningful relationships with Clubs, partners, and other key stakeholders to the benefit of the program and mission
    • How to meet challenges, overcome obstacles, and exceed expectations in delivering expectations and program objectives
    • How to develop stewardship, communication, and teamwork skills


    Possible Projects:


    • Provide on-going research on youth trends and current events through academic sources, external organizations, news outlets, and social media channels
    • Gather information from the field through surveys and phone interviews
    • Synthesize information to inform content development, including determining priority content areas and conducting a gap analysis for future content development


    Content Development
    • Develop several resources (discussion guides, infographics, activities, project plans, etc.) for Club staff and youth based on youth trends and current events
    • Steward content through the Editorial process

    Content Dissemination
    • Disseminate developed resources via email communications, social media, blog posts, and internal BGCA communication systems
    • Present findings and developed resources with internal BGCA team
    • Maintain database of current youth trends resources


    • Receive mentoring and shadowing opportunities
    • Demonstrate BGCA ICARE values and integrate into work environment and model in the way that you work, uphold those same values in others
    • Adhere to organizational policies and procedures as described in BGCA's Intern Policy, Ethics Policy and elsewhere




    Currently enrolled as a Senior in an undergraduate program, have obtained an undergraduate degree, or is currently enrolled in a graduate program and in excellent academic standing. Must have knowledge of health topics, current events, research, and content development. Preferred knowledge of multi-faceted project planning. Interest in not-for-profit (NGO) and youth development.


    Some experience in either research, creating content, writing, or program implementation is preferred. Experience in Microsoft Office suite and social media is a plus. A track record of reliability, some independent work and creativity.

    Applicants should demonstrate interest in Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Self-motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Eagerness to learn and creativity. Strong interest in project management in not-for-profit environments. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to manage time appropriately. Professional or business work casual environment


    Physical and Mental Requirements
    Demonstrated ability in: decision-making: selecting the most appropriate course of action in a given situation; interpersonal skills: establishing personal and professional relationships among diverse internal and external publics; comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities; light duty lifting (30 pounds) possible.


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