Apply: Summer Teen Internship for High School Students at DOROT, a Local Not-for-Profit in New York

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Teen Interns volunteer to help seniors while developing leadership skills and exploring intergenerational opportunities. This competitive program offers students a chance to give back to their NYC community by helping the elderly.

"I learned how to be a leader and how to be a better person. I thought volunteering was something to help others, but I learned I could also help myself in the process." D. Pochapin, 12th Grade, Riverdale Country School

Discuss social justice and current events. Learn documentary filmmaking and study the theater. Participate in valuable intergenerational activities at DOROT. DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship is an opportunity for high school students to engage their passions while they give back to their community and learn from a generation full of wisdom. Apply now.

DOROT is a social services organization located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that helps older adults. DOROT works closely with volunteers of all ages to engage seniors and alleviate social isolation. DOROT's goal is to bring the generations together. DOROT believes that seniors have a plethora of untapped knowledge and wisdom that can benefit the entire community. When the generations are brought together, everyone benefits.

DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program offers two four-week sessions for high school students entering 10th grade through graduating seniors. Through a competitive process, we choose up to 20 interns for each session. Summer interns are expected to volunteer with DOROT during the academic high school year.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in December 2015 and ending on May 13, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as spots will likely fill up prior to May 13th. Interns can only participate in one session and applicants need to select their preference on the application.

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