Dream Project

College & Career Readiness Assistant Internship

During the 2020-2021 school year, the Dream Project will place undergraduate interns in partner high schools and middle schools to serve as College and Career Readiness Assistant (CCRA) interns. 

This is an academic year long paid internship ($390 semi-monthly stipend payments). CCRA interns will support and deepen the work of the current Dream Project mentorship model and support partner school College and Career Counselors in targeting and supporting high school and middle school students with multiple college readiness indicators. 

This internship is a unique opportunity for interns to gain direct service experience working with youth in the public education system. Specifically, interns will support traditionally underserved students in navigating barriers to post-secondary education opportunities. Interns will also learn about some of the realities, complexities and challenges that students, families, school staff and administrators face in their day-to-day work and environments. 

Responsibilities 

  • Provide College Bound Scholarship education and support
  • Host & facilitate workshops for students and families on college & career readiness topics 
  • Create classroom presentations on college and career readiness
  • Coordinate various college events, workshops, field trips and tours with fellow counselors on and off site for middle & high school students
  • Provide day-of support for annual Dream Project events (Spring BBQ) 
  • Support students in completing college applications and writing personal statements and understanding different types and aspects of financial aid
  • Connect graduating seniors with resources at their post secondary institution to support college persistence
  • Work with graduating seniors on FAFSA/WAFSA completion to meet district/high school financial aid completion goals (High School)
  • Compile and analyze data through the use of spreadsheets and Google documents. 

Requirements

  • Interns must be current UW undergraduate students during the 2020-2021 school year
  • Interns must participate in professional developments on campus 4 Wednesday evenings a quarter 
  • Interns must be culturally responsive, respectful of diverse backgrounds, have experience working with low-income, first-generation status students, and students of color 
  • Interns must maintain a schedule that allows for serving 10-12 hours per week at a school placement site
  • Interns must be willing to adhere to school placement site policies while serving.
  • Acceptance to this internship is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check

Qualifications

  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • Experience navigating the college applications process
  • Ability to take initiative in creating and leading your own projects
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and independently in a professional manner
  • Public speaking and group facilitation skills 
  • Time Management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply

The application is currently closed. We hire in the Spring Quarter.