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Youth Experience internship, paid - Conner Prairie

  • 06 Apr 2022 9:35 AM
    Message # 12696602

    Work with Conner Prairie's youth volunteers! For a full job description and application, go to https://www.connerprairie.org/join-our-team/

    Youth Experience Internship - Summer 2022 Paid

    Job Location: Fishers - Fishers, IN

    Position Type: Internship

    Job Shift: Any

    Job Category: Education

    Position Purpose or Project:

    With the largest new youth volunteer class in Conner Prairie history, there will be abundant opportunities for the intern to mentor and teach 10-17-year-olds. They will also aid in recruitment efforts.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    The intern will split their time between our outdoor historic grounds and indoor offices. Outdoor temperature in the summer can exceed 95 degrees.

    • Assist with daily supervision of our 100+ youth volunteers, ages 10-18. Twenty-five youth or fewer will be present most days.
    • Engage in observable 1:1 coaching sessions with youth on our historic grounds. These will focus on mastery of facts, interpretative delivery, communication skills, and kinesthetic skills.
    • Introduce mentorship techniques for the older youth in our program through coaching sessions and trainings. Lead at least 2 leadership trainings for older youth.
    • Learn administrative skills such as planning training, scheduling, recruitment, and assisting youth staff in youth volunteer evaluation.
    • Gain an understanding of basic 3rd person interpretation by interpreting 1 half day every two weeks on the grounds. This understanding is essential not only for their own benefit, but to gain the skills necessary for evaluating and coaching youth.
    • Assist in developing a youth application and making community connections to aid in recruitment of a diverse volunteer corps.

    Qualifications and Required Skills:

    • A passion for youth growth and development in informal, dynamic learning environments.
    • Knowledge of American History, youth development, or equivalent cultural studies is preferred but not required.
    • Strong interest in non-profit organizations
    • High school degree or equivalent. Preferred at least two years of collegiate studies.
    • Collaborative rapport with adult staff, volunteers and Conner Prairie management
    • Independent work ethic
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and/or Outlook is preferred but not required

    Length of Internship/Hours (start & end date):

    • Summer (middle of May to middle of August, dates flexible)
    • 15 hours a week for 12 weeks. $11.50/hour.
    • There is reasonable amount of schedule flexibility in this internship. The majority of hours will come when our museum is open, Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. Some weekends may be necessary to experience special programs. Occasional evenings may be required.


    • Professional development; training and orientation
    • Practical professional experiences
    • Free parking and general admission to Conner Prairie
    • Free admission to Conner Prairie events
    • Discounts at the Conner Prairie Store and cafe
    • Recommendation letters from staff and documentation of hours served

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