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|Job Title:||Teen Outreach Reproductive CHallenge (TORCH) Internship|
|Organization:||NARAL Pro-Choice New York|
December 2012 through June 2013
REPORTS TO: Manager of Youth Initiatives
15-20 hours per week. The intern must be in on
Tuesdays and Thursdays, preferably from 10AM -
6PM. Additional hours are flexible.
This position is unpaid. We will help secure
academic credit, if applicable.
The Teen Outreach Reproductive CHallenge, known as
TORCH, is a nationally recognized program that
combines peer health education and leadership
training for New York City youth, with a strong
emphasis on empowerment and team building.
Addressing the critical issues of reproductive
health care through peer outreach and education,
community organizing, and advocacy, TORCH Peer
Leaders build their self-esteem, develop
leadership skills, and learn to make responsible
choices. After a rigorous training program, TORCH
Peer Leaders share their knowledge with other
teens by facilitating workshops around New York
As part of the TORCH Program, the Adolescent
Health Care Communication Program (AHCCP) was
developed to help providers and teens work
together to break down communication barriers when
it comes to sexual and reproductive health issues,
and as a result, improve the delivery of
preventive and clinical services to adolescents.
Interns provide hands-on assistance to a diverse
and dynamic group of high school students from all
five boroughs of New York City who are involved in
this nationally recognized program.
~Assist with all aspects of outreach,
supervision and administration of TORCH?s youth
~Help develop and organize resource
materials for youth
~Assist in program planning and
~Assist in planning and facilitating group
~Offer mentorship to youth leaders
~Track outreach efforts and their results
~Assist TORCH staff with other tasks as
~An understanding and enjoyment of working
directly with teens.
~Research and computer skills, e.g.
Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and data
~Time, organizational and management
~Must be a team player.
~Strong personal commitment to youth
development and reproductive health/rights/justice
~Educational experience/program planning a
This is a great opportunity for aspiring
educators, social workers, counselors, and