Youth Worker - Paid Summer Internship (Temporary Full-time)

Global Kids | New York | Full-time | Salary: $18/hour



Global Kids educates, activates, and inspires young people from underserved communities to take action on critical issues facing our world. Global Kids, Inc. is seeking dynamic, hard-working, and creative individuals who are experienced in and/or committed to youth development, global education, and social action, and are interested in working in GK’s summer programs located in New York City public middle & elementary schools and supported by DYCD SONYC Initiative. We are seeking to fill multiple positions for our summer program - July 5th to August 12th or 19th with the potential for part-time employment in our after-school programs this fall.  COVID-19 vaccination is required. All positions will be in-person.


Responsibilities include:

  • Co-facilitate interactive, experiential workshops and activities for middle school and/ elementary school youth.
  • Serve as a positive, encouraging & affirming mentor for GK middle school youth.
  • Help with group management including supporting positive group interactions, monitoring group transitions between activities, and ensuring safety during check-in and dismissal and throughout the program hours.
  • Assist with supervising students, including ensuring that students are never left on their own.
  • Assist with chaperoning trips.
  • Help with collecting program documents and attendance.
  • Follow all guidelines and protocols outlined by Global Kids, the Department of Education, the Department of Youth and Community Development, and the Department of Health.



Group Leaders will be required to work from July 5, 2022 to August 12, 2022 or August 19, 2022 plus an additional week of orientation and training, June 27th to July 1st for approximately 35 hours a week. Salary is $18 an hour. GK staff also have access to retail discounts through our Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

Special Skills & Requirements


  • High School diploma required. Currently attending college preferred.  
  • Experience working with youth using interactive learning strategies. 
  • Commitment to and understanding of working in culturally diverse settings and using antiracist practices  
  • Knowledge of or passion for global issues, political science, history, education and social activism. 
  • Good facilitation, consensus-building, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong work ethic, reliable, initiative, creativity, and willingness to learn 
  • Strong communication, writing, organizational, and technology skills. 
  • International experience a plus. 
  • Fluency in other languages is a plus (particularly Spanish or Haitian Creole) 
  • Global Kids alumni strongly encouraged to apply. 
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About the Company

Global Kids, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity and do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, citizenship, mental or physical handicap or disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. We continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and diversity in all forms.

How to Apply

Please complete the application here

Applicants to make it through the screening process will be invited to participate in our week-long pre-summer orientation and learning institute. We are unable to accept any phone, mail, or fax inquiries.

Please refer to the Global Kids website for further information, . We are actively seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds.  

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