Our community partners sometimes have internships that are year long, semester long, or project based. The opportunity to establish a working relationship with an area non-profit can be extremely valuable to guiding you in your career.
AmeriCorps is a great way to gain experience, earn a stipend and an award to help pay back student loans or to pay for graduate work. Currnently there are several great opportunities in the area for this summer. Go to https://sites.google.com/a/rhnscny.org/americorps-rhsc/AmeriCorps-Positions/part-time for more details and come to the OCCE if you have any questions!
Current Opportunities: The Day Program at The ARC of Delaware County and Mechanic at the The ARC of Delaware County; Please see below for more detail and contact Elizabeth Sova at email@example.com in The OCCE, 217 Farrell or Amber Tatnall firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you are interested.
The Day Program at The ARC of Delaware County (Walton, Hamden and Arkville) - Between 9:30 - 3:30, Monday - Friday (flexible) This internship is set up to be 'learning while doing".
Department: Day Programs
Contact Person: Molly Little, Director of Day Services
Intern Supervisor : Respective Program Directors
Intern position description: learn about people with developmental disabilities as local citizens of Delaware County.
Location: The Day Programs at DelArc. (Walton, Hamden, Arkville)
Specific skills or qualifications required: A strong desire to examine oneself. the ability to create relationships quickly, creative thinking talents, patience and persistence, written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred day(s) of week: Monday thru Friday (flexible). Preferred time of day: Between 9:30-3:30.
Other: (i.e. request for specific student, school, etc.) N/A
This internship is set up to be "learning while doing". The goals of this program are for the student to:
1} Understand and articulate their personal clinical gestalt (explore personal bias, thoughts, values, etc.) It's important to identify one's gestalt so we are clear with our relationship with people with disabilities. We want to be partners and allies and enhance citizenship of people with disabilities.
2} Participate in Person Centered Planning (formal sessions and informal information gathering)
and develop person first mindset. Co-teach classes on topics of interest for people we support.
3} Learn to work with people with developmental disabilities to acquire new skills and grow as citizens.
Contact Person: Alan Shaver
Intern Supervisor: David Hotaling
Where Internship would be located: Hamden
Specific Skills Required:Mechanical Knowledge of automotive and truck diagnostics, repair and preventive maintenance Preferred time of day:9-3 M - F (open)
#of Hours per week: (open)
Intern would gain experience, general and specific knowledge of servicing, diagnostic, repair, and preventative maintenance of heavy, medium and light duty vehicles, buses, cars, trucks, and small engines.
Hands on experience or exposure to include, but not limited to:
• Electrical systems, wiring schematics- reading/drawing
• Computer/Scanner Diagnostic Programs
• A/C -leak detection/repair/recharge
• Air and hydraulic brake systems
• Fuel Systems
• Diesel and gas engine maintenance and repair
• NYS Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection Programs
• Shop, equipment maintenance, and safety practices
• Parts inventory/Fleet maintenance programs
• Related available resources in expertise and educational programs
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