About Graham Windham
In full partnership with families and communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference with children, youth and families who are overcoming some of life’s most difficult challenges and obstacles, by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world.
Graham Windham has pioneered programs for New York City’s disadvantaged children, families and communities since 1806. With an annual operating budget of $55.9 million – of which 92% goes directly toward programs – we provide 20 educational and social service programs at 11 community-based sites in Harlem, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Westchester for over 4,500 children and their families each year. Services include family foster care, adoption, foster care prevention through family strengthening, mental and behavioral health services, education, afterschool, out-of-school time, and youth development. Graham Windham employs approximately 460 full-time, 130 part-time/on-call staff; and manages more than 350 volunteers and interns.
In addition, Graham Windham manages the The Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District (GGUFSD) that is located on our campus and provides a year-round K-12 educational program for 328 students. With an annual operating budget of $19.1M and a staff of 230, the GGUFSD is a fully accredited public school district offering comprehensive elementary, middle and secondary special education programs in small classes leading to a high school diploma.
About the Internship Opportunity
Graham Windham is interested in recruiting motivated students to engage in internship opportunities.
An internship with our agency is an opportunity to enhance your current skills and to learn about the child welfare system in New York City. We strive to match the services, structure and culture of our programs and departments with the skills, interests, and time availability of interns. We seek a undergraduate or graduate level interns interested in acquiring hands-on experience in our various programs.
Who We Seek
1. Are you motivated?
2. Are you flexible?
3. Are you interested in a career in Human Services?
4. Are you open to a challenge?
5. Can you commit to at least one semester?
6. Can you work independently?
The intern will assist with the execution of several projects connected to the organization’s services, business operations and day to day responsibilities. Internship opportunities are available in the following programs:
· Family Foster Care
· Preventive Services
· Mental & Behavioral Health Services
· Afterschool & Youth Development
· Human Resources
· Program Performance & Planning
· Information Technology
· The Graham School
· B.A./B.S Degree from an accredited college or university.
· Can commit to at least one semester (Summer, Fall and/or Spring)
· Minimum of 20 hours per week
· Must be highly computer and technology- savvy (all Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, Access)
Demonstrated possession of the following key competencies:
· Critical Thinking Skills
· Detailed Oriented
· Deadline Driven
· Proven ability to multi-task
· Strong (Written and Verbal) Communication Skills
· Strong Interpersonal Skills
· Willingness to learn and openness to professional growth.