Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

May 4, 2016

Public service opportunity: Tutoring and Research Internship

Public service opportunity: Tutoring and Research Internship


Position title:

Tutoring and Research Internship


Name of organization:

Friends of the Children




Position description:

Join the team that is breaking cycles of generational poverty right in our neighborhood! Our ideal candidate will roll up their sleeves and do their best to support our youth to achieve academic success; and also take time to laugh and chat with our youth and mentors!  Help Friends of the Children support youth who face the toughest challenges in the Seattle-metro area by providing tutoring and specialized help for students in grade 1-12, so our youth can master critical skills and strive for excellence in academics and beyond! Tutors will work on-site at the Friends of the Children office, located on Rainier Ave S near Columbia City, with elementary, middle-school and/or high school students.  With your skills and talents, we can make our children’s future brighter!


What you will get to do:

  • Work with our youth to provide tutoring and educational assistance, as a main priority.
  • Research and identify academic and tutoring resources to support the youth and mentors (when not in the formal tutoring sessions)
  • Research, and gather information on critical issues (homelessness, teen pregnancy, grief and loss, etc) that affect our youth and their families.


Time commitment:

Tutoring is frequently requested between 3pm and 7pm M-TH, possible opportunity to tutor on Saturdays.


Skill requirements:

  • Willingness and interest in working with school-age children
  • Patience, cultural sensitivity, and good communication skills
  • An ability to relate to youth
  • Problem solving skills
  • Basic computer, and data-entry, skills
  • Willingness and patience to learn, and navigate web-based software
  • Desire to do online research
  • A strong attention to details and accuracy
  • Strong written and organizational abilities
  • A sense of humor


Start date:

As soon as possible. Summer and Fall tutoring needed.


End date:

Based on volunteer availability.



Rainier Ave S near Columbia City, official address given post-interview


How to apply:

Contact Nicole ( or and we will send you our volunteer application for your availability and to get to know you.


Supervisor contact info:

Nicole Thomas