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Afterschool Teaching Assistant Internship




Afterschool Department

Date Created

April 18, 2024 at 11:01:03 PM

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P.S. 178 Saint Clair Mckelway, Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Internship Type





2 to 3 months

Afterschool Teaching Assistant Internship

Title: Afterschool Teaching Assistant Intern

In Person Internship

Hours: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET - 8 to 10 hours per week

Duration: 2 to 3 months [based on student’s preference]

Program Type: Afterschool Program

Supervisor: Afterschool Program Director

Location: P.S.178 - Brooklyn, New York

Are you passionate about shaping the future generation and eager to gain invaluable teaching experience? Look no further! Join us at the I'RAISE Afterschool Program, catering to students from Pre-K to 5th grade, and embark on an enriching journey towards becoming an educator.


I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation is a heartfelt haven founded in 2012 by the visionary Chief Executive Officer, Shanequa Moore. As a beacon of hope and resilience, we stand tall as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly led by individuals from BIPOC and women communities. Since our inception, we have woven a tapestry of support, dedication, and transformation that defines who we are.

I’RAISE is not just an organization; it is a promise to make a difference in the lives of families. We are the guardians of youth, catalysts for community restoration, and architects of improved quality of life for minority children and families. Our purpose is etched in the very fabric of our holistic programs that commit to the well-being and empowerment of every child.

RAISE, EMPOWER, AND INSPIRE EVERY CHILD is not just a mantra; it's our guiding vision since 2012. We aspire to elevate self-esteem and self-worth, ensuring that every child, irrespective of background, finds success and progress in all facets of life

Join us in this journey of compassion, empowerment, and transformation. Together, we can rewrite the narrative for every child, building a future where potential knows no bounds.

Position Summary:

At P.S. 178 Brooklyn, we believe in nurturing young minds beyond the classroom, providing them with opportunities for growth, exploration, and enrichment. As an Afterschool Teaching Assistant Intern, you'll play a pivotal role in supporting our mission by assisting experienced teachers in delivering engaging and interactive lessons, fostering a positive learning environment, and inspiring young learners to reach their full potential.

Internship Scopes;

  • Collaborate with dedicated educators to develop and implement creative lesson plans and activities tailored to the diverse needs and interests of students.

  • Engage with students in meaningful interactions, providing academic support, encouragement, and guidance to promote their social-emotional development and academic success.

  • Assist in classroom management and behavior guidance, ensuring a safe, inclusive, and conducive learning environment for all students.

  • Participate in ongoing professional development sessions, workshops, and team meetings to enhance your teaching skills, cultural competency, and understanding of best practices in education.

  • Utilize technology and multimedia resources to enhance learning experiences and facilitate student engagement and participation.


  • Assist in developing and implementing engaging lesson plans and activities aligned with curriculum standards.

  • Foster an inclusive learning environment where students feel valued and encouraged to participate actively.

  • Provide one-on-one and small group academic support tailored to individual student needs.

  • Organize and manage classroom materials, resources, and technology tools effectively.

  • Support teacher in monitoring student behavior and enforcing classroom rules.

  • Engage students in structured play and group interactions during after school activities.

  • Collaborate with program staff to assess student progress and communicate with parents.

  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills.

  • Contribute to a positive team culture through collaboration and support.

  • Adhere to all program and school policies, procedures, and safety protocols.


  • Currently pursuing an education degree or related field, with a passion for working with children and a desire to pursue a career in teaching.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and families from diverse backgrounds.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively collaborate and contribute to a team environment.

  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a willingness to learn and grow as an educator.

Learning Outcomes & Benefits:

  • Gain hands-on teaching experience and develop practical skills in lesson planning, instructional delivery, and classroom management under the guidance of experienced professionals.

  • Receive personalized mentorship, supervision, and constructive feedback to support your professional growth and development as an educator.

  • Expand your understanding of child development, learning theories, and teaching strategies through experiential learning and reflection.

  • Build a strong professional network and establish connections with educators, administrators, and community partners in the field of education.

  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of students, empowering them to become confident, lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities.

Background Clearance Requirement:

  • Candidates must undergo an OCFS Fingerprint and complete two clearance pages as part of the background check process - There is no cost involved for candidates ($0).

Don't miss this opportunity to jumpstart your teaching career and make a positive impact in the lives of young learners. Apply now to become an Afterschool Teaching Assistant Intern with I'RAISE Afterschool Program at P.S. 178 Brooklyn!



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