The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership and the Lyceum Program are seeking a student from any major or class year for an on-campus for-credit internship helping out members (local community members aged 50+). The intern will be responsible for teaching these seniors how they can enrich their lives by utilizing technology. The intern will:
• Meet with senior citizens on campus to give personal tutorials
• Engage in research about improving the technology skills of seniors
• Create a report detailing the members’ needs
• Design a presentation or tutorial to be used by future Lyceum members about common tech questions
• Lead tutorials for some larger groups in a classroom setting.
• Meet with Cordelia Nowak, our Graduate Assistant regularly to discuss their experiences.
Through the Fleishman center, the intern can receive 4 credits. The intern must commit to and document 120 hours of work during the semester (about 8-10 hours per week). Scheduling is flexible and will be arranged around the class schedule of the intern and the needs of Lyceum members. This internship would be particularly valuable for anyone interested in computer literacy, tech support, adult education or working with the elderly.
Interns can expect to:
• Gain experience working in a professional setting
• Form professional relationships with older community members
• Practice flexibility and patience
• Make a positive difference in the lives of Lyceum members
• Learn techniques for effective communication with tutees
• Deepen knowledge of popular technology
Interns should be prepared to be:
• Friendly and professional
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest explaining why you’re interested in helping senior citizens with technology to Rhonda Branca, Lyceum Director through Handshake.
YES (We will train interns early in the semester.)
YES (Apply through Handshake)
Rhonda Branca (Lyceum Program Director)