Summer 2017 Community Partner Placement

The community partner organizations listed below will be hosting students from the Engineering Education Summer Outreach program. While interns at both sites will be expected to design and implement engineering and STEM curriculum, the dates, stipend, and characteristics of the two organizations are different, so please read the descriptions carefully. Students are invited to apply to be considered for positions at one or both of these organizations.

The REACH Summer Program at University Schools

Organization Description: REACH is a summer enrichment program for academically talented African-American middle school young men. The five-week, tuition-free program for middle school boys is academically rigorous and is designed to teach boys lessons concerning focus, thoughtfulness, creativity, persistence, determination, courage, resilience and excellence.

Intern Summer Responsibilities: The summer interns placed at REACH will be responsible for designing and teaching an Engineering and STEM focused elective course for two groups of 10-12 middle school boys. This class will be approximately 45 minutes in length and will be taught daily from Monday through Friday for five weeks. While interns can work together to brainstorm lessons and share ideas, each student intern will be responsible for independently teaching their own classes. When the interns are not teaching their classes, they will help out with the other activities at REACH. This might include shadowing or supporting REACH teachers in other academic areas or helping with sports activities in the afternoon.

Dates: This placement requires a 7 week commitment from Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017. The position is full-time during business hours from Monday-Friday, so it would not be possible to take summer classes during those hours. There may also be a few dates when interns will need to be available in the early evening. Interns must be available for the entire length of the program, but there will be a July 4 holiday on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.

Stipend: CWRU student interns at this placement will receive a stipend of $2,950 (stipend is taxed as income) total for their participation in the program. Students are responsible for their own housing and other living expenses during the program.

Location: This program will take place at one of the University School campuses (Gates Mills or Shaker Heights). Student interns will be provided with a CCEL mini-van to/from their placement site and CWRU's campus, but they must be able and willing to drive the van (valid driver's license, willingness to go through CCEL van certification process). If student interns are not able to drive the CCEL van, then they must arrange their own transportation to the site.

Inner City Tennis Clinics Summer Program (ICTC)

Organization Description: Inner City Tennis Clinics is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing urban youth with guidance, education and recreation during the summer months as a means to nurture their futures. The backbone of the organization is tennis instruction, but they also offer additional classes in health, wellness and creativity.

Intern Summer Responsibilities: The summer interns placed at ICTC will be responsible for designing and teaching Engineering and STEM focused classes to groups of students ranging from kindergarten to high school. Class sizes will range from 20-35 students, so the student interns will be working in pairs to design and teach the lessons together. When the interns are not teaching their classes, they will help out with other activities at ICTC including meals and sports activities.

Dates: This placement requires a 9 week commitment from Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017. The position is full-time during business hours from Monday-Friday, so it would not be possible to take summer classes during those hours. There may also be a few dates when interns will need to be available in the early evening. Interns must be available for the entire length of the program, but there will be a July 4 holiday on Tuesday, July 4.

Stipend: CWRU student interns at this placement will receive a stipend of $3,950 (stipend is taxed as income) total for their participation in the program. Students are responsible for their own housing and other living expenses during the program.

Location: This program will take place at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center located at 8611 Hough Ave, Cleveland. Student interns will be provided with a CCEL mini-van to drive to/from their placement site and CWRU's campus, but they must be able and willing to drive the van (valid driver's license, willingness to go through CCEL van certification process). If student interns are not able to drive the CCEL van, then they must arrange their own transportation to the site.