Internships

Current college students majoring in social work, human services, education, psychology, or early childhood development, for example, can apply their knowledge from coursework through interning with FACETS. We are also open to other majors and students with a general interest in nonprofits. If you would like to be considered for an internship or have any questions about the available positions, please contact us at 703-865-4251 or AZimbler@FacetsCares.org, with your name and internship interest.

For more information about  social work internships, please contact Maura Williams at MWilliams@FacetsCares.org. Please include what degree you are seeking and current level.

Education and Community Development Internship: Interns are needed to work with children, youth and adults in a variety of summer programs, including Homework Help, Computer Lab, and Boys and Girls group. The interns will assist in a variety of programs at our community centers located in Fairfax City (near GMU), Fairfax (near Fair Oaks Mall), and Centreville (near Centreville Library). Interns will get a great feel of working for a non-profit is like. Interns will be responsible for researching and compiling programs, leading programs and general administrative work!

Boys Group Intern (Jr/Sr)

Description:

Boys group is a group mentoring program for young men ( Jr: ages 8-12 and Sr: ages 12-18).   The program is designed to enhance self-confidence, improve problem solving skills, and avoid risky behaviors.  The group exposes the young men to different pro-social recreational activities and provides a forum for them to discuss the issues most important to them.

Responsibilities

  • Plan prevention and recreational activities.
  • Create a 12 week boys group curriculum.
  • Lead and facilitate groups for young men.
  • Create, administer and analyze pre/posttest.
  • Supervise 10-15 youth in attendance.
  • Create and implement behavioral learning contracts as needed.


Girls Group Intern (Jr./Sr.)

Description:

Girls group is a group mentoring program for young women (Jr.: ages 8-12 and Sr: ages 12-18).   The program is designed to enhance self-confidence, improve problem solving skills, and avoid risky behaviors.  The group exposes the young women to different pro-social recreational activities and provides a forum for them to discuss the issues most important to them.

Responsibilities

  • Plan prevention and recreational activities.
  • Create a 12 week girls group curriculum.
  • Supervise 10-15 youth in attendance.
  • Lead and facilitate groups for young women.
  • Create, administer and analyze pre/posttest.
  • Create and implement behavioral learning contracts as needed.

 

Yoga/Exercise Program Intern: Beginners exercise program for adults that covers the basics of yoga and stretching and low aerobic exercise.

Dance Intern: FACETS is looking for an intern to assist with an African and Hip-Hop dance class for youth.


Walking Club Intern: Residents will exercise together by walking in the neighborhood or Fair Oaks Mall twice a week. Residents will learn about basic health and will be aware of their blood pressure and heart rate while exercising.

Passport to Fun Summer Intern:

Description:

Passport to Fun is a 12 week elementary enrichment program designed to help youth stayed academically focused during the summer.  The program utilizes hands on learning activities to further math and reading skills in a fun interactive environment.

  • Plan academic enrichment activities for elementary aged youth.
  • Create a 12 week elementary enrichment curriculum for youth ages 7-12.
  • Create, administer and analyze pre/posttest.
  • Lead and facilitate lesson plans in 3 community centers.
  • Supervise 10-15 youth in attendance at summer lunch.
  • Create and implement behavioral learning contracts as needed.
  • Supervise 10-15 youth in attendance at summer lunch.


Summer Lunch Intern

Description:

Through a partnership with Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Service and the USDA FACETS offers free lunch and breakfast to youth ages 2-18 living in three public housing communities.  The Summer Food Service Program serves nutritious meals to school-age children up to age 18 who qualify for free or reduced price school meals.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan a summer lunch registration event.
  • Help clients register for summer lunch program.
  • Meet daily lunch deliveries.
  • Keep and track data on lunch service.
  • Ensure summer lunch sites are up to Health Department and USDA compliance codes.
  • Supervise 10-15 youth in attendance at summer lunch.