CAREER PATHWAYS: INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION 1. Agency and program name: YWCA Northeast Kansas/Girls on the Run 2. Agency’s address: 225 SW 12th Street, Topeka, KS 66612 3. Site supervisor’s name: Kjrsten Ruch 4. Site supervisor’s email and phone number: [email protected] – 785-435-8129 5. Overall mission statement of agency/ program: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 6. Summary of the responsibilities the students will have: Update coaches’ training materials, program calendars, and parent information packets. Coordinate confirmed coaches’ CPR/First Aid training, background checks, training attendance. Assemble coaches’ boxes, curriculum supplies, and snacks for coaches’ training. Coordinate season registration, compile final registration data, and order program t-shirts. Schedule locations for coaches’ training(s)/meetings, running buddy orientation(s). Assist in leading Coaches’ trainings(s)/meetings, running buddy orientations(s). Coach a Girls on the Run team. Substitute for coaches as needed and available. Participate in GOTR 5K planning committee. Participate in planning for Sneaker Soiree. Coordinate running buddy program to support program participants. Obtain and report on program evaluation data from participants, parent, site coordinators, and coaches. Assist in the development of grant proposals. Assist with volunteer appreciation event. Complete season data reporting for GOTRI. Help maintain social media sites. Other responsibilities as assigned by Council Director. 7. Skills/traits which students should already have in order to be successful at this site: Enrolled in an undergraduate education program requiring internship experience in a related field. Excellent project management, communication, collaboration, and team participation skills. Outstanding relationship building skills and the ability to quickly engage potential and current volunteers. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work under time constraints. Understands and embraces diversity and inclusiveness in thoughts, words and actions. Understands and embraces a healthy lifestyle in thoughts, words and actions. Proficiency using data collection instruments (Excel), word processing, email, and social media. Ability to complete administrative tasks from a home office. Ability to lift 35-lb boxes of supplies, materials, etc. to waist level. 8. Skills which students will develop during this experience: Project management Time management and multi-tasking Event planning Fundraising Community awareness 9. The schedule/ time frame for interning: Varied. 10. Additional information you’d like students to know when considering their options: This internship will be very rewarding but will require organization and dedication to the program. More information about Girls on the Run can be found on our website at www.ywcaneks.org.