Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
This page lists internship opportunities we have received in the Field Education office that are available to PSR students.
- If you want to consider doing an internship to meet your Field Ed requirement, you will need to schedule a meeting with Odette Lockwood-Stewart, Director of Field Education and Contextual Learning. You can request an appointment via FieldEd[at]psr[dot]edu or 510/849-8287. Note: the intership must be for at least 9-months to be eligible.
Adult Literacy/Numeracy Volunteers - Berkeley Adult School
Volunteer in an Adult Literacy/Numeracy Class:
The Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.) classes which seek volunteers are part of the Academic department at Berkeley Adult School. We provide instruction in basic reading, writing, math, and other subjects with an emphasis on critical thinking and developing greater self-sufficiency to assist learners in achieving their personal goals. These goals may include moving on to High School diploma or GED programs, improving job skills, helping children with school work, recovering from disabilities, etc.
The ABE classes provide learner-centered educational experiences designed to help build needed skills. These often include readings about and discussions of relevant economic, social and political issues that affect our community. We encourage learners to express themselves and become active in seeking improvement in their lives and the lives of others.
Volunteers help learners by providing additional one-on-one tutoring under supervision of the class instructor.
Volunteers must complete a 1 hour orientation to volunteering in the Berkeley Unified School District; go to www.bpef-online.org/volunteer for more information.
We are currently seeking volunteers who can come at least once a week on an ongoing basis. The ABE English class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The ABE Math class meets at the same time on Tuesday and Thursday.
About Berkeley Adult School:
The mission of the Berkeley Adult School is to ensure that adult learners have equal access to learner-centered education and training as a lifelong process in a cohesive, supportive, and multicultural environment. Berkeley Adult School provides a number of different programs and services to the community, including a large English as a Second Language (ESL) department, a Career and Technical Education department, and an Academic department, as well as programs for older adults, adults with disabilities, collaborative services, and community services.
Contact Wendy Hoben, ABE teacher, for more information:
Berkeley Adult School
1701 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
Posted: August 19, 2013
Lutheran Lakota Shared Ministry at Pine Ridge Retreat Center
Pastor Karen Rupp, site supervisor of the Pine Ridge Retreat Center at the Lakota Indian Reservation (Pine Ridge, SD), is in need of a student intern at her site. Here, students have the opportunity to spend 12 days living in the community and learning about the culture and those serious issues which are embedded within it.
Pastor Rupp is open to hosting a student for a nine or 12 month internship and will also provide a small stipend with living quarters. Furthermore, this is a wonderful opportunity for a student to explore ministry within a unique setting; students return from this immersion with a heightened sense of self-awareness and sensitivity as it pertains to oppression, Native American spirituality and living out one’s faith within this unique context.
Please look at the attached application and description of daily duties previously submitted to ELCA’s Horizon Internship Program for an overview of Pine Ridge’s offering. If you have any questions or wish to have more information about this opportunity, feel free to contact Pastor Rupp directly at 605-867-5262 or at krn[dot]rpp[at]gmail[dot]com.
Posted: July 15, 2013