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I Have a Dream Foundation (CU PIIE)

This internship is part of the CU Public Interest Internship Experience (PIIE). Please visit our website for qualifications, descriptions, and information on how to apply to this and other internships.

Position Title:

"I Have A Dream" Summer Program

Host Organization:

"I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder



Our interns are mission driven team players who embrace a challenge with a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn from students, families, and a nationally recognized non-profit. We offer a wide range of professional development opportunities from leadership & DEI development to skills and best practices in serving youth with a healing centered approach. Interns are educational-focused mentors/tutors assigned to a program site for the summer. Program sites are located in the cities of Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, and Frederick. 

Interns support a cohort of Dreamer Scholar students (working individually or in small groups) under the direct supervision of the Program Director and their team with academics, social-emotional, and social justice learning. Dreamer Scholars range in age from 2nd grade through high school and beyond. Interns may serve at IHDF’s central office and will work with staff to choose the best projects for their interests & skills. Interns can support one or more of the following teams and focus areas: Development & Communications, Volunteer Coordination, AmeriCorps & Service, Post Secondary Program, Curriculum & Evaluation, Social Justice Resources, Parent Partnerships, and the STEAM Community Center. 


Experience with youth K-12. Spanish proficiency preferred. Social justice/equity focus Values align with our mission:

● At least 18+ years old; opportunities for high schoolers 14+ years are limited to IHDF Dreamer Scholars. Dreamer Scholars are assigned only to elementary and middle school cohorts and must undergo the volunteer intake and screening process. ● Experience working with youth formally or informally, preferably with a nonprofit ● Submit, and pass a background check, and undergo an in-person interview (approximately 1 -1 ½ hours) ● Sign a Release of Liability and Follow a Code of Conduct ● Provide proof of Covid19 vaccinations or an approved exclusion from our HR department ● Complete a required orientation and site specific training ● Open to participating in additional learning opportunities offered by the organization to increase knowledge and skills needed to support organization with achieving program outcomes and/or grant deliverables ● Willingness to adjust/adapt and inclusively collaborate with IHDF staff from a cultural and equitable perspective KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: ● Competence in the age/grade level subject matter you will be supporting ● Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills as pertains to academics - specifically science, technology, mathematics, and literacy ● Demonstrated organization and time management skills ● Demonstrated ability to engage youth and lead small groups ● Demonstrated commitment to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and willingness to engage in ongoing cultural competency learning opportunities ● Maintain confidentiality as appropriate ● Ability to follow instructions and supervision from program staff ● Ability to listen earnestly and identify student needs ● Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency preferred PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE 

REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY: Must be able to talk, read, and communicate effectively

IDEAL: Candidates who identify similarly to our Dreamer Scholar community are ideal. Bilingual sp/eng is preferred. Candidates with experience working with youth 1st-12th grade are ideal. Our interns are mission driven team players who embrace a challenge with a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn from students, families, and a nationally recognized non-profit.


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Temporary / Seasonal