TORCH Program Intern

Early January through May 30th, 2017
REPORTS TO: Youth Initiatives Coordinator
HOURS: About 10-15 hours per week
COMPENSATION: TORCH® interns will receive travel reimbursement in the form of an UNLIMITED monthly metro card, plus a stipend of $1500 at the end of the .
TORCH® is a nationally recognized program that combines peer sexual and reproductive health education and leadership training for New York City youth. TORCH Peer Leaders build their self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and learn to make responsible choices. Then they share their knowledge with other teens by facilitating workshops around New York City.
The Continuing Education Meetings are held every Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 4-6pm. These meetings are designed to increase educational opportunities for a diverse group of young people, continue training on gaps in knowledge and skills and to expose the group to various topics they request related to Sexual Reproductive Health issues.
Interns provide hands-on program assistance to TORCH® staff throughout the school year. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist TORCH staff in designing and planning weekly session agendas for Tuesday/Thursday meetings, including brainstorming topics and/or activities to include in the agendas.
  • Assist with the outreach and recruitment of New Peer Leaders in the spring.
  • Assist with administrative duties including but not limited to data entry as outlined in our contract, specifically around workshops for teens out in the community
  • Assist TORCH Program staff with other tasks as necessary.


  • Experience working with Black and POC youth.
  • Strong personal commitment to youth development and sexual and reproductive health/rights/justice issues.
  • Some knowledge of sexual and reproductive health/adolescent sexuality.
  • Flexibility and creativity to work well with a small team of staff and interns.
  • Research and computer skills, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and data entry.
  • Time and organizational skills.
  • Students encouraged to apply.

This is a great opportunity for aspiring educators, social workers, public health students and counselors.
TORCH ® prioritizes Black people, people of color, LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming persons, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities, especially those with an overall passion for working with young people and who want to gain a meaningful experience.
TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line “TORCH Intern”.