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The P.R.I.D.E. (PReparing men for Intellectual, AcaDemic, & Educational Success) of Halifax Male Mentoring and Leadership program at Halifax Community College offers rewarding internship opportunities for students majoring in behavioral and social sciences including counseling, psychology, social work/welfare, criminal justice, etc; however, other disciplines are eligible. This internship exposes students to various academic, social, and personal development theories that may be applied to real world helping, mentoring and leadership experiences.

The P.R.I.D.E. internship will help interns prepare for work or graduate programs by building a strong foundation and knowledge of college student personnel, adult student services, male mentoring, and leadership development services from a wide lens. The program includes theoretical, practical, and applied experiences in addition to case management, research, assessment, evaluation, data collection, quantitative and qualitative analyses.

PRIDE Program Description and Goals
P.R.I.D.E. opportunities include student development, mentoring, leadership development, counseling and case management training programs.

The P.R.I.D.E. program is a comprehensive academic, mentoring, professional development, and leadership program designed to increase graduations rates by enhancing student satisfaction, engagement, academic progress, self-confidence, and 4-year college planning. P.R.I.D.E. fosters partnerships between students, learning coaches (success counselors trained in advising, teaching, mentoring, career exploration, financial planning, etc.). P.R.I.D.E. serves approximately 80 men and includes proactive wrap-around support services, discussion forums, awards and recognition, and college transfer assistance. P.R.I.D.E. staff collects and evaluate academic, personal, and social data for each student and design-individualized success plans to guide personal growth, development, and performance.

The Internship Experience
This internship program is adaptive and can be tailored to individual and institutional goals, objectives, and program requirements and expectations. The individual benefits vary for each intern, as each participant will get as much out of it as they put in. Once you are accepted into the program, you will be provided a program agenda that will be a combination of a standard curriculum and your expressed interests. The opportunity for extensive interaction with all individuals of this team is one of the great benefits of an internship with a full service agency.

Intern duties and performance expectations are guided by institutional and P.R.I.D.E. program counseling, mentoring, and leadership development objectives. The P.R.I.D.E. Internship program welcomes creative thought and ideas and encourages interns to use literature reviews and research and to think out of the box. The opportunity for extensive interaction with participants, academic and student development staff, faculty, staff, administrators, and students' is one of the great benefits of an internship with P.R.I.D.E. (a full service program).

Candidates must be a graduate student; an undergraduate student; or have graduated from college within 12 months of beginning the internship.

Application Procedures
Candidates must complete an application form and submit it with their cover letter and resume. Some internship positions require additional application items, such as a writing sample. All application items must be submitted as a complete package. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application Deadlines
Internships are offered during the Summer Fall, and Winter/Spring semesters. Summer program: applications must be postmarked by February 15 Fall program: applications must be postmarked July 15 Winter/Spring program: applications must be postmarked by November 15.

Work Hours
Interns are expected to work between 20 and 40 hours a week during an 8 to 12 week internship period. This number is flexible depending on the home college requirements. Interns may receive credit if an agreement is made between the P.R.I.D.E. program and the intern's college or university. All interns are subject to the HCC policies regarding confidentiality.

The more interns work and make themselves available, the more they will get out of the internship experience. The official session start date and hours of service are negotiated based on availability, course load, and institutional requirements.

For additional information, contact:

Daniel Lovett or Sabrina Freeman
Building 100, Room 109
Phone: 252.536.5464
Fax: 252-536-5413
Email: sfreeman765@halifaxcc.edu

Halifax Community College
P.R.I.D.E. of Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890

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