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October 27, 2011

Tomorrow's Youth Organization

Tomorrow's Youth Organization

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization is an American non-profit organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members. We are recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns interested in community development, early childhood and youth programming, and conflict resolution to work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for our Spring 2012 programs (mid-January through mid-April 2012).

The primary requirements for the position are:
- Enthusiasm for work with children, youth and community members;
- Maturity, flexibility, initiative, perseverance and a good sense of humor given the challenging nature of daily life in Nablus;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Proven ability to work independently as well as perform as a member of a team;
- Commitment to TYO’s non-political, non-religious approach; and
- Creativity and positive energy for making a difference.

TYO Interns will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. Interns will create spring programs for children, youth and adults from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of the Nablus community. Each intern will develop and implement their own creative curriculum(s) through the spring, documenting development growth/gains in their class and in their participants, as well as informally acting as a liaison between TYO and the local community.

Spring programs may include workshops and classes in sports, drama, art, evening English classes, and weekend recreational activities. Also, there are opportunities to collaborate with other organizations in Nablus as well as on grant-funded projects, at the TYO Center, in the areas of photography/painting and micro-finance projects for women.

Successful applicants will be native English speakers and have significant experience with childhood and youth programming, international and cross-cultural exposure and maturity. Graduate students, young professionals and undergraduates are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas below:
- arts, drama, dance, sports particularly when used as therapy
- teaching/mentoring (e.g. camp counselor, tutor, etc)
- undergraduate or graduate studies in education, psychology/social work, journalism and new media, Middle East studies, or related fields
- writing & new media
o social media (e.g. Flickr, Twitter, WordPress, etc)
o photography, documentary film production and editing
- English as a Second Language (for all ages)
- Levantine Arabic speakers (a plus but translators will be provided)

There is no salary for the internship. Applicants are encouraged to pursue funding options through their universities or communities. TYO will provide interns with the following:
- on-site housing in apartment-style dormitory
- board (daily breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- on-site Arabic lessons with local professor
- multiple educational trips throughout the West Bank

Interested candidates should send:
- cover letter
- resume
- answers to the 2 questions below (100 words each)
o You are advertising for a new roommate on Craigslist. Please write a profile of what you are looking for in a roommate.
o Give an example of a project for children or youth that you developed, facilitated, and evaluated without much supervision. What was your favorite aspect of the project? What did you find was the most challenging? (Be honest—if you don’t have prior experience, respond to what draws you to the opportunity.)

To hr@tomorrowsyouth.org no later than November 24, 2011.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for phone/skype interview beginning late November. Selected interns should plan to arrive in Nablus mid-January. The Spring program will end mid-April.

Posted by carijoy at October 27, 2011 08:37 AM

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