Job Summary

Title: Facilitation & Training Intern
Location: Rhode Island
Salary: Stipend
Start Date: ASAP
Deadline to Apply: October 14, 2018

Diversity Talks (DT) is a Rhode Island based training company that provides student-led professional development grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion. We equip 9th-12th grade students with the skills needed to facilitate a series of difficult yet necessary conversations with adults through our Student Facilitator Fellowship. 

Mission: DT aims to foster a healing space for youth and adults to have culturally relevant and responsive conversations. 

Vision: We envision that every student will have a voice in their learning, an opportunity to engage in culturally relevant and responsive conversations and ultimately, a seat at the table. 

We are seeking a Facilitation & Training Intern to serve as a mentor and provide ongoing coaching to our Student Facilitator Fellows for 10-15 hours a week. The Diversity Talks’ Facilitation & Training Intern assists in the planning and implementation of training material throughout the Student Facilitator Fellowships. Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Intern is responsible for guiding the Fellows through a series of discussions and activities that focus on identity.

The Facilitation & Training Intern models the skills necessary for public speaking, facilitation, conflict resolution, and leadership. Every so often, the Intern should share professional experience and best practices to assist Student Facilitator Fellows in further refining their own skills and facilitation styles.

Duties & Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities listed below are grounded in the cultural competencies of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Report directly to the Program Coordinator or CEO;
Assist in the recruitment and selection of Student Facilitator Fellows;
Assist in maintaining the cultural dynamic of the Student Facilitator Fellowship;
Assist in the set-up and break-down of Student Facilitator Workshop training;
Provide ongoing feedback and support to Student Facilitator Fellows;
Participate fully in all confirmed initiatives, developments and activities;
Attend all confirmed planning and Student Facilitator Fellowship activities;
Model exemplary professionalism in regards to communication, punctuality, and preparedness for all events and activities;
Update timesheet as work is completed, submit bi-weekly;
Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

High School Diploma required.
Ability to work well with students, parents, staff and community is required.
High integrity, excellent character, and good professional reputation are essential.
Ability to be regularly, predictably, and reliably at work.
Ability to prioritize effectively, juggle multiple projects at once while maintaining attention to detail at all times, think strategically, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated experience in working with diverse, urban population, preferably focused on families, youth and /or education issues.
Strong ability to both work independently and be a team player.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and workshops.
Excellent oral communications, writing and analytical skills.
Mastery of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Must have reliable transportation to and from all events and activities.
Fluency in English and Spanish, preferred.

**Travel required (approximately one trip every 12 weeks) to attend and support cohort programming.
**Some weekend and evening work required.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to