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Mentor Engagement Internship

Internship Description
Denver Urban Scholars
Organization Type: 
Internship Location: 
Denver Metro
Internship Category: 
Education | Health & Mental Health | Programs/Services | Volunteer Management
Internship Description: 

Our Mentor Engagement internship will focus on assisting the Denver Urban Scholars Program Team with our volunteer mentor recruitment, mentor screening and training, and mentee/mentor matching efforts.  

Denver Urban Scholars provides life-changing opportunities for students to pursue individual pathways to career and college. We engage students at the middle school, high school and post-secondary levels, combining clinical case management, mentoring and academic support to ensure positive academic and social-emotional development of youth. This internship will provide experience in the youth agency setting, with a focus on volunteer engagement as it pertains to volunteer mentors. Spring 2019 will be a fast-paced season as we aim to find mentors for students on our waitlist and ensure that each mentor is eligible and meets all of our program requirements, to ensure youth safety and positive youth development.  

Specific responsibilities of the Mentor Engagement internship may include, but are not limited to: 

Mentor Screening:  

  • Assist in conducting mentor interviews and review mentor applications 
  • Conduct reference calls to all mentor references to screen for safety and fit 
  • Use personal judgement to make decisions about mentor eligibility  
  • Support with administration of mentor paperwork / filing 
  • Become familiar with and utilize TOTAL SCREEN Elements 

Mentor Recruitment:  

  • Assist with the implementation of current mentor recruitment strategies 
  • Develop and lead new iniatives to recruit mentors 
  • Attend Mentor Ambassador Committee meetings 

Mentor Training:  

  • Conduct research on web-based and community trainings for mentors to supplement the DUS-provided mentor training  
  • Determine best practices in advertising and delivering mentor trainings and assist in increasing training attendance 
  • Execute evaluation efforts to guage impact of training on new mentors

Matching of mentees and mentors:  

  • Contribute to the matching of mentors to mentees by using mentor, student, staff preferences and demographic data  
  • Support mentor match events such as the Ropes Course Match Reveal and Mentor Pairing Day in April 

There is one Mentor Engagement internship available. This volunteer internship is not paid, but reimbursement for mileage to related events or meetings and parking will be reimbursed.  

This placement requires availability during regular business hours, although flexibility with evening/weekend hours is preferred. Hours can begin anytime in January and end around late April/early May depending on your schedule. This internship will require around 8 hours per week and will vary each week. 

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jan Maggard,, or 303-946-7863.

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