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  • ESF Dream Camp Internship for Temple's Human Development & Community Engagement Students

    Job Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    ESF Dream Camp at Temple University
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Part-Time
  • Position Summary

    ESF Dream Camp Foundation is seeking committed individuals to fulfill their field requirement to mentor underserved children and learn more about nonprofit structure, operations and management.

    Position Objective/Purpose

    We are seeking motivated interns who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision and management of youth as it pertains to this position, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

    Position Scope Factors



    HEADQUARTERS:  750 E. Haverford Rd., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


    SITE LOCATIONS:  Temple University    

                                      Bache-Martin Elementary

                                      Cornerstone Christian Academy


    Hours: Students work 5 hours/week during the fall semester and 10-30 hours/week during the spring semester

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    • Mentoring includes practical, hands-on experience working with students, ages 6-16, on developing reading, writing and math skills, exploring science and social studies topics through hands-on experiences, character building, and enrichment activities.
    • Operations and management experience includes marketing, donor and board relations, website design and updates, training and staff development, candidate screening, budgeting, curriculum planning, coordinating special events, grant writing, blogging and social media, etc.
    • On-site at After-School Program:
      • Provide group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health, safety, security, and personal and skill development
      • Promote and actively participate in all camper activities and projects
      • Work effectively with co-counselors and collaborate on daily responsibilities
      • Teach or assist with camp programs
      • Complete assigned paperwork
      • Serve as a positive role model to campers
    • Follow the ESF code, exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and adhere to all company policies
    • Have fun
    • Other responsibilities as assigned


    Position Competencies for Success

    • Understand and support the mission of the organization
    • The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
    • Positive attitude
    • Commitment to the growth and development of youth
    • Patient, caring and creative
    • Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
    • Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions
    • Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
    • Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    • Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, teacher, etc.
    • Previous camp counselor experience (preferred)

    Education Requirements

    • Minimum of 18 years of age
    • Currently enrolled in Temple University's Human Development & Community Engagement Students major

    Other Skill Requirements

    • Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community

    Reporting Relationships

    • Reports directly to and takes direction from Program Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Managing Director.

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    • Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35 lbs
    • Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running and climbing stairs
    • Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

    ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!


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