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Stephen E. Garner Summers of Service- 2020 Internship Opportunities

The Summers of Service Program provides paid summer internships of $1,600 each for Tompkins County high school students. Internships will give high school students (first priority to students their junior or senior year) the opportunity to learn about the health and human services sector in Tompkins County. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Brandi Remington, Communications and Engagement  Manger at United Way of Tompkins County.  Thank you.

All applications are due no later than Monday, June 1st at 9:00 AM. 
Please fill out the application online. Click here to apply

The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County- Youth Education Intern
Downtown Ithaca/ Possible Remote Work
20 Hrs. /Week for 6 Weeks (July 6- August 14)
The Youth Education Intern will assist Advocacy Center staff in a review of healthy realationships/abuse prevention curriculum for students. The intern will also be responsible of the creation of toolkits for community/home based learning opprotunties, acting as a near peer mentor for middle schoolers participating in the Gaia Circle Program, and assisting in the creation of a teen event to be held in the summer. 


Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) of Tompkins County - Office Assistant 

910 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 
15 Hrs. /Week for 8 Weeks  (July 1- August 30)
The Office Assistant will be expected to do general office tasks such as stuffing envelopes, filing, making copies, data entry, and straightening up of the client drop in center. The Assistant's main task will be working the phone relay between inmates and their loved ones.


Southworth Library Association - Summer Library Aide and Virtual Assistant
24 West Main Street, Dryden, NY 
20 Hrs. /Week for 8 Weeks (July 1 - August  30)
The Library Aide will support the Summer Reading programs through assisting with publicity, marketing, record keeping, and preparation for program activities. The Aide will also assist with managing the Summer Lunches program and other library functions. The Summer Library Aide and Virtual Assistant will assist with the planning, preparation and implementation of the Library Summer Reading programs for children in preschool through 8th grade. The Aide and Virtual Assistant will help to prepare kits or packets for students, administer and monitor the online reading program and the in-house program (should we be able to have one). They will also assist with social media events and presentation for the programs.


Village of Groton - Office Assistant 
143 Cortland Street, Groton, NY
20 Hrs. /Week for 8 Weeks (Flexible)
The Assistant will be responsible for various records management initiatives including, scanning files utilizing Tompkins County Laserfiche program. In addition, the Assistant will be responsible for identifying the retention of documents and creating storage files. The Assistant will have opportunity to learn about multiple types of government documents and may be invited to attend committee and board meetings.


Women's Opportunity Center - Mentor Retail Trainer Sales Associate
315 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 
20 Hrs. /Week for 8 Weeks (July 1 - August  30)
The Mentor Retail Trainer Sales Associate will assist with day to day operations at the retail training center which is called Mary Durham Boutique. In addition, they will assist the Retail Training Coordinator/ Store Manager in facilitating retail training courses in a classroom setting and through hands-on training. 

YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County - Youth Development Counselor
50 Graham Road West, Ithaca, NY 
20 Hrs. /Week for 7 Weeks (July 13 - August  30)
The Youth Development Counselor will support camp staff in facilitating group games and other activities activities for children aged 3-12 years old. This includes engaging with students, keeping a watchful eye and attending to participants safety, helping to prepare nutrional meals and snacks, and assiting in the set up and clean up of activity areas.